Chris, William, and I are running in Washington, DC's inaugural Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon on March 17, 2012. Each of us has run countless races for ourselves, but we have decided to run this race for others. We've chosen to run this race to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and we are asking that you sponsor us!
We are each running 13.1 miles and are hoping to raise a total of $1500, which is only about $38 a mile, or $500 for each of us. There is less than 2 months until the big race and it would mean so much to us if you contributed just a little to this organization to help us reach our race day goal!
As many of you know, Chris and I lost a good friend this past summer, SSG Jeremy Katzenberger, who was killed in action in Afghanistan. Jeremy's death has brought both of us a new perspective on life and of the incredible sarifice our armed forces and their families make for us every day. Created in 1980, Special Operations Warrior Foundation is devoted to providing a college education to every child who has lost a parent serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps during an operational or training mission under the U.S. Special Operations Command. This includes over 70,000 military special operations and support personnel assigned to units throughout the United States and around the world.
The Warrior Foundation is currently committed to providing scholarship grants to more than 900 children of the approximately 800 Special Operations personnel who have given their lives for their country since 1980, including those who died fighting our nation's war against terrorism as part of "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan and the Philippines as well as "Operation Iraqi Freedom."
Currently, 190 children of fallen special operations warriors have graduated from college.
Since 2005, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided immediate $3,000 cash grants to personnel seriously wounded in the line of duty. Once notified of a special operations soldier, airman, sailor or Marine hospitalized with a severe injury, the SOWF immediately sends funds to the service member (or his/her designated recipient) so family members can immediately travel to be at their loved one's bedside. Since this program began in 2005, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided over $1.2 million to wounded special operations personnel.
Please help us support our armed forces and their families by contributing to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and helping us reach our race day goal!