BENEFITING: AMERICAS HEROES ENJOYING RECREATIONAL OUTDOORS
EVENT: Tough Mudder Pittsburgh 2017
Our veterans sacrifice so much in protecting all of us, and people around the world. I have a friend that fought in Kuwait and Iraq during Desert Storm, and what he went through in that relatively short time still affects him. Our people fighting in multiple tours over this 15 years of war can have such severe issues returning home and some cannot cope well. There are, on average, 22 veteran suicides every day because of the difficulties coping with the changes of returning home.
American Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors (AHERO) is a great, all volunteer, organization that gives to veterans in need of help when they come home. You can see more of what they do here: http://aherousa.com
I decided to do a Tough Mudder to challenge myself, both physically and mentally. Getting involved with a generous charity like AHERO is an honor. This is an awesome way to help vets that are desperately in need. Their physical and mental challenges are far more than I could understand. We could never repay them for their sacrifices, but, at the very least, I could help raise money through my personal challenge to help fund activities that help them through their personal challenges.
I thank you, very much, for any donation you could give to our veterans. There is no amount too large, or too small. Anything you give is a big Thank You to our vets, their sacrifices, and helps them to work through their troubles coming home.