Not just doing it for me
January 28, 2017
BENEFITING: AMERICAS HEROES ENJOYING RECREATIONAL OUTDOORS
EVENT: Tough Mudder Kentucky 2017
I am running the Tough Mudder Kentucky 2017 to raise money for AHERO (America's Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors). This is an organization operated by veterans who understand the challanges our nations heroes face when reengaging in the civilian world. The goal of AHERO is to introduce veterans to recreation and other activities to promote quality of life, develop a support network for veterans across the country, boost morale, and encourage constructive communication. As a Recreation Therapist I have researched the topic of veterans, mental health, and the benefit of recreation. The suicide rate among veterans is about 50% higher than that of the civilian population, so this program connects like minded people to ease the transition out of active duty by using outdoor recreational activiteis to promote quality of life. For every $500 I am able to raise, it will be enough to provide round trip transportation for one veteran to participate in an AHERO activity. Our veterans served us and it is now our turn to serve them with ample support and resources, and I would love your support in doing so.