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Katie Foster's Fundraiser:

Runs for Cookies - Wins for Warriors

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Katie Foster

THE STORY:

On Memorial Day 2015, I (along with my younger brother, Nathan) will be running a 9K in Detroit to benefit Wins for Warriors--an organization that provides mental health and support to Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and their families in Detroit, Richmond, and Norfolk. There are very few causes that touch my heart like this one does. Nathan served 4 years in the U.S. Army, and did two tours in Iraq. When he finally came home, he was a changed person, and suffered from PTSD.

I worried about him constantly for several years, and eventually, running was his saving grace. He started to set fitness goals--he lost weight, ate a healthy diet, reduced his drinking, and started running. He set several running goals, and in October 2014, ran his first full marathon--26.2 miles! 

As a runner myself, I finally had something in common with him that we could share. We began to run together occasionally, and I noticed a gradual but amazing change in him over several months. I've seen firsthand how life-altering PTSD is for veterans of the war, and if there is any part of me that can help, I'm all for it! 

To read more about my brother's story, and how running changed his life, you can check out his guest post on my blog: http://www.runsforcookies.com/2015/04/how-running-changed-my-brothers-life.html

Our minimum fundraising goal is just $100, but we hope to raise much more than that! If there is anything you can donate, please consider sparing a few bucks for this amazing cause!

 

ABOUT WINS FOR WARRIORS

In August 2013, Detroit Tigers All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander announced a commitment of $1 million to launch Wins for Warriors.  Wins for Warriors provides mental health support to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families in Detroit, Richmond and Norfolk.  Visit www.winsforwarriors.org to learn more and follow @winsforwarriors.

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$2,555

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jeanie Henrion

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sue snyder

    $25

  • Erin B

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Samantha Tully

    $25

  • Caitlin Gavaghan

    $150

  • Elizabeth Lieb

    $50

  • kristina hardesty

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Diane Rossini

    $20

  • Mara Schneider

    $10

  • Betsey Massee

    $20

  • Danielle Sims

    $10

  • MaryAnn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Shannon Hess

    $100

  • Dana K

    $10

  • Cathy Ryan

    $25

  • Tracy West

    $25

  • Corey Owen

    $50

  • the metzger family

    $100

  • Jeanette Bush

    $25

  • Kendra

    $20

  • Jenn

    $25

  • Angela Lee

    $25

  • a loyal blog reader!

    $50

  • Sarah T

    $25

  • Amy Cummings

    $10

  • laura

     

  • LeAnn Hall

    $20

  • Stephanie Hawkins

    $15

  • Hilary

    $25

  • Jennifer Townsend

    $10

  • Allyson Hauser

    $10

  • cat

     

  • Kendall Marie Gilleran

    $10

  • Shauntay Larkins

    $25

  • Shauntay

    $25

  • Captain Awesome

    $25

  • jeff h

    $100

  • Tina Sonoda

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mom & Dad

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lisa Lopez

    $10

  • Albert Skuratovich

    $50

  • Cara Smith

    $10

  • Katie Foster

     

  • Angie Roeher

    $25

  • Bonnie Rutherford

    $20

  • Tom & Pat Mercure

    $25

  • Thomas G.

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Amy Hoffman

    $10

  • Jennifer Moody

    $25

  • Samantha Quick

    $25

  • Jennifer Roe

    $10

  • Celeste Edenloff

    $10

  • Ann Sutherland

    $100

  • $100

  • Tracy Marsh

    $20

  • Gigi Becker

    $25

  • Jen Larson

    $15

  • Martha Kaiser

    $50

  • Jeanie Henrion

    $20

  • Kendall Henaughen

    $20

  • Tina Coop

    $20

  • Jane

    $25

  • Katie Foster

    $25

  • Carolyn Roth

    $25

  • Tricia Dedvukaj

     

  • Lee P.

     

  • Tom & Melissa

    $40

  • Les & Sue Messer

    $25

  • On behalf of Mike K.

    $20

  • On behalf of Kathy J.

    $10

  • Linda and Charlie Kuil

    $25

  • Vickie Parton

    $20

  • Brandi Achey

    $25

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102% Raised of$2,500 Goal

The Team: $2,555 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Katie Foster

Amount Raised

$1,850

 

74% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nathan Messer

Amount Raised

$410

Fundraiser Title

Kendall Henaughen

Amount Raised

$295

Donor Comments

Brandi Achey

Brandi Achey

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Vickie Parton

Vickie Parton

DONATION: $20

For all those who protect the land we live on. 4 years ago

Linda and Charlie Kuil

Linda and Charlie Kuil

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

On behalf of Kathy J.

On behalf of Kathy J.

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

On behalf of Mike K.

On behalf of Mike K.

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Les & Sue Messer

Les & Sue Messer

DONATION: $25

We will be there to support your run. I love everyone on your team and its cause. 4 years ago

Tom & Melissa

Tom & Melissa

DONATION: $40

Good cause..... good luck! 4 years ago

Lee P.

Lee P.

4 years ago

Tricia Dedvukaj

Tricia Dedvukaj

Good luck! xo 4 years ago

Carolyn Roth

Carolyn Roth

DONATION: $25

Run Kendall Run! 4 years ago