Monday, June 20, 2011
FOR THOSE WHO CAN'TGood evening and Happy Father's Day to those that are Dads. I wanted to catch up with you all and let you know that the group I have been training and running race after race with are ramping up for another successful year to support those that supported us by sacrificing themselves in combat so that we can keep our country safe and free for our children and grand children to come.
Hopefully you will feel compelled to assist our group raise the funds to continue taking care of every Hero that needs us. It's really very easy on your part, all we need is your money ;)) Each penny you pay is accounted for and used as a direct support mechanism for someone that "NEEDS" it. Imagine your dream home when you realize you can't reach the counter tops because you lost your legs from an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) explosion. Someone has to pay to make your dream house accessible to you (i.e. wheelchair ramps, wheelchair friendly doors, prosthetic limb, utility bill, etc...) IMSFF is doing just that. We ARE making a difference. Many would be in big trouble if it weren't for the IMSFF.
I don't want you to go broke, but I could use your support. If you want to put a collection jar at your Church or store. Hit up your boss and get your co-workers to get involved. To give you an idea just how much it costs to lose a leg and want to have a chance of mobility without a wheelchair, a running leg could cost as much as $15,000.00. A Marine E-3 medically retired cannot afford that.....unless we help him/her. I'll take it anyway I can get it; check, piggy bank, cash, etc... but it is easier if you go to the link below and donate directly. FOR MY TEAM.
Our team name is: FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T
Team Captain is Peggy White
Runners: Jonathan White, Diana Trussell, Ben White, Miguel Rivera.
So far since January we have trained and run many miles and races to include:
1. National 1/2 Marathon, Wash D.C.
2. Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, Fredricksburg, Va
3. Run For a Dream 1/2 Marathon, Williamsburg, Va
4. Fargo 1/2 Marathon, Fargo, ND
5. Alexandria Runner's Festival 1/2 Marathon, Alexandria, Va
6. Madison 1/2 Marathon, Madison, WI
7. X2 Xtreme Cross Country 1/2 Marathon, Triangle, Va
Many more details over at WOTN here. PLEASE go read, do what you can, and then pass this on.