Heidi Polek wrote -Each year I push myself to my limits both mentally and physically by running a marathon. Several years ago while preparing for a marathon I met a group called Team RWB. I was instantly touched by their purpose......helping our veterans through running. I have watched from the sidelines for the past few years as Team RWB has done amazing things for our veterans. This year I have pledged to become a more active member so that I too can help change someone's life for the better. I have become a part of a wonderful group here in the Buffalo area, and am looking forward to running with them to honor & help our veterans. I am honored to have been selected to participate in the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon as part of Team RWB. I am dedicating this event to my family members that have spent a lifetime protecting this wonderful country we call home. I also run in honor of those I do not know. Their selfless act of putting their lives in danger every day is humbling. As a whole, we need to do more to help our veterans. Please help me help our veterans by donating to Team RWB. I am looking to raise $1500 for this event. A few clicks on your computer and the work is done. I'll take care of putting in the 26.2 miles. It couldn't get much easier than that! Thank you for your support!! Let's show our veterans how thankful we are for our freedom! I look forward to sharing this amazing journey with you. I'll be sure to keep you updated on my training, and will give a race recap when I've crossed that finish line later this year.