BENEFITING: INTREPID FALLEN HEROES FUND
ORGANIZER: Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
EVENT: Veterans Charity Challenge
We are riding our bicycles 3,000 miles, from Long Beach, NY to Long Beach, CA for the sole purpose of raising awareness of, and money to help build state-of-the-art special treatment centers for, veterans suffering with Traumatic Brain Injuries and PTSD in cooperation with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. We are calling the ride the You Matter Bike Tour to let these veterans know they matter to us. Join us and let these heroes know they matter to you, too.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is the nation’s leader in serving wounded or injured United States military personnel and their families. Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all Americans owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation.
Over 625,000 service members, nearly one in seven who served, are living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), the signature wounds of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. In 2010, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund built the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda, MD. NICoE provides the most advanced services for advanced diagnostics, initial treatment plan and family education, introduction to therapeutic modalities, referral and reintegration support for military personnel and veterans with TBI and post-traumatic stress.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund has recently launched the “Make It Visible” mission, which is a $100 million fundraising campaign to build nine NICoE Satellite Centers across the country. These nine state-of-the-art facilities will provide our returning veterans, suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), with the highest quality of care that our nation has to offer.
We need your help as 100% of every dollar you donate to the “Make It Visible” campaign will go toward design and construction costs, state-of-the-art equipment, treatment research and so much more. With your help, we can make these invisible signs of war visible.