DISABLED SPORTS USA via Crowdrise
November 19, 2014
BENEFITING: DISABLED SPORTS USA
EVENT DATE: Mar 22, 2015
Please support wounded warriors participating in the 26th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in the desert on White Sands Missile Range, NM!
For the past 9 years, Warfighter Sports has helped hundreds of severely wounded warriors and family members cross the finish line at the Bataan Memorial Death March, a grueling marathon distance 26.2 mile hike in the high desert of New Mexico. Most wounded warriors come directly from hospitals like Walter Reed and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and this march directly supports their ongoing hospital-based rehabilitation. They have suffered injuries including single or double arm and leg amputations, visual impairments, traumatic brain injuries and other severe injuries as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This year, 50 wounded warriors and family members will participate as part of Team Warfighter Sports. In addition, supporters will also march with our wounded warriors, raising funds which will go to sports rehabilitation for severely wounded warriors in 2015. Supporters have raised more than $100,000 for the Warfighter Sports program, helping to provide free adaptive sports opportunities for wounded warriors and family members across the country in more than 30 different sports.
When you support the Warfighter Sports program, you play an active part in supporting their recovery and successful return home. Since 2003, more than 8,200 of the most severely wounded and their families have been served at no cost through Warfighter Sports.
Whether you simply want to donate and support the marchers or join us in New Mexico on March 22, we ask for your support! You can make a donation in support of a particular marcher or make a general donation in support of the entire Team Warfighter Sports team.
Please help support wounded warriors and their efforts to rebuild their lives through sports. Cheer on their commitment by joining the challenge and pledging your support TODAY!
More information about the march can be found here: http://www.bataanmarch.com/r09/racemap.htm