BENEFITING: COMMITTED 2 COMMUNITY
ORGANIZER: COMMITTED 2 COMMUNITY
EVENT: San Francisco Marathon 2011
EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2011
Thanks for visiting my fundraising page!
I am running marathon #5, and taking my two tree stump legs to San Francisco! I'll be running the Golden Gate Bridge and rolling hills of one of my favorite cities. Running is so much more meaningful when I can raise awareness for a good cause. My five years of working with military families drove me to choose this charity, please support my 26.2 mile journey with a donation that supports the Bay Area VA Medical Center! If you donate, it will be just like you're running with me, except you will probably not be as tired and hungry as I will be at the finish line. Here's a little more about what your donation supports:
Committed 2 Community is dedicated to supporting returned Veterans and their families. More than 300,000 service members have suffered from physical wounds and/or post traumatic stress from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Treatment is arduous and rehabilitation agonizing. Patients can be in the hospital for anywhere from three months to two years.
The money raised for Veterans through C2C's program will go to funding local community programs that support our nation's returned troops and their families as they deal with the emotional, physical, and financial challenges of re-entering society.
C2C/The SF Marathon supports veterans by making financial contributions to The Bay Area VA Medical Center.
The VA’s primary objective is to serve the Veteran and his/her family through compassionate, innovative, comprehensive, accessible quality patient care in a safe and supportive environment while promoting excellence in research and education. VA hospitals and medical centers in Palo Alto and San Francisco serve as regional referral centers and receive patients from the entire West Coast and often further.