Help heal service members and reduce veteran suicide. On behalf of America’s Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors [AHEROusa.com], I wish to thank you for your interest in the Tough Mudder event to help raise awareness and funds to support our mission of reducing Veteran suicide. This charity benefits those who have sacrificed so much for all of us. AHERO connects Veterans through outdoor activities as a means to recover from their physical wounds and psychological trauma to reintegrate with American life. www.AHEROusa.com This is our first year in partnership with Tough Mudder and we have been thrilled by the response that has been received from all over the country. In order to complete the process of joining the team, we ask that our team members first purchase a race ticket through the Tough Mudder website and then link to the AHERO charity site (by answering the question “Do you have a place” with a YES after purchasing your ticket). ABOUT AHERO AHERO is a 100% volunteer, 501.c.3 non-profit dedicated to preventing Veteran suicide through organized outdoor events and forging personal bonds amongst fellow military service members, past and present. Without the generous support of the community we would not be able to continue these multifaceted activities that develop and strengthen these relationships and provide opportunities between Veterans and the community that reduce suicide. The incidence rate of Veteran suicide is more than double that of our non-Veteran population with so many of them that never connect with the needed emotional support during the long recovery, rehabilitation and adjustment to life after combat. AHERO is changing that… and your commitment and donations will go to necessities such as transportation, lodging, meals and other expenses directly related to wounded/injured service members and Veterans’ participation at AHERO events during the 2016 calendar of events. We are proud that we as Americans always remember those who have served our country and that we will not leave them behind either on the battlefield or in the trials of life after their service and sacrifice to a grateful nation. Thank you for choosing to support AHERO and sponsor us in getting Muddy!