For those of you who have been following me from the beginning, you know that one of my stated goals is to use my platform to raise money each year for various charities. Since 2015, via running, we have raised $5240 for St. Ormond’s Children’s Hospital, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the McMillan Cancer Foundation, and MetaViva Cancer Research. This year I am hoping to kick this in to another gear.
On October 21st, 2017, I will be running the Triple Lakes 40 Mile Trail Race and I have decided to support a great organization, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). What our brave military men and women do every day to protect us and our families is nothing short of incredible. They are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that our safety and freedom endures. This, in my opinion, transcends politics. We owe it to these warriors to help them transition back to a productive life after they have given so much for us.
To that end, I am setting a goal of $2000 for this race. I hope that I quickly need to adjust the goal upwards! Please give what you can, every donation makes a difference to these veterans and their families. Here is the link to my Just Giving page.
I want to thank you in advance for your generosity. You are Capable of More Than You Think! PEACE. Joe the Runner PLEASE DONATE
This is the website for the DAV and here is some information regarding the great work that they do.
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides more than 670,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 292,000 benefit claims annually. In 2016, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for veterans, their families and survivors.
DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.
With almost 1,300 chapters and nearly 1.3 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.
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