Rene' Adams wrote -
I’ve struggled this week thinking about this post. Sometimes it's hard to put into words exactly what needs to be said, in hopes that the person reading this will be able to feel my passion. In some cases this might be you, hundreds and thousands of miles away. As many of you know I love my country, and I support those who defend us everyday. There isn't a day that goes by that I take any of this for granted. The world right now is a scary place, stretching from all the way to the other side and right here in Virginia Beach, the city that I’ve grown to love. From our military near and far, and for the men and women dressed in blue, and every other first responder, the gratitude can never be enough for what you do. The moment you walk out that door, kiss your loved ones good bye, you always have that thought in the back of your mind.. will they come home. With these men and women come companionship and loyalty, a loyalty that I believe no human could ever compare. Many lives have been saved by the K-9’s who go out on missions and sacrifice their own life. In fact, many of us view them no differently than one of us. The protectors, the leaders and the ones who rescue. We in turn need the safety of our men and equally they need the safety of our K-9’s. On September 26th, continuing on into the early morning of October 1st. I will be rowing 300 miles, that is 482,803 meters. I will be ending my row the morning of October 1st leading right into my final Camp Valor of the year. Which will be held at American Sled Dogs Virginia Beach, from 9am-11am, and ending with a K9 demo by the police and their working dogs. Thank you to my sponsors and every single person who will be supporting me. Reebok, Bodybuilding.com, Rocktape, Power Dot, Spikes K-9, Concept 2.
I am rowing 300 miles in hopes to raise 15,000 dollars in order to buy all of Virginia State Police K-9's ballistic vests with the help of Spikes K-9.