Greetings Friends and Family!
Thank you very much for taking the time to check out my Memorial Day Marathon fundraising page! Races in the beautiful Berkshires are a great way to support the active lifestyle of running and many nonprofit foundations as well.
I currently will be serving in the United States Army as an officer in aviation . In the near furture after my training in Fort Rucker, Al I wil be deployed serving our nation with the finest army our nation has to offer. Unfortunately, many service members have had day-to-day struggles, pain, and grief felt by our servicemen/women, and those close to them in the wake of battle-related injuries, post-traumatic stress, and loss of life.
Recognizing the need many of our veterans have for post-deployment care, the Norwich team is dedicated to supporting an organization that does just that - the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF).
I intent to raise 1000 dollars from members of the Norwich University community and those affiliated with the nations oldest proudest military college.
The Memorial Day Marathon Committee is contributing a portion of the race proceeds to IFHF. Your donation will assist families who have lost a loved one, or Soldiers suffering severe physical or mental wounds from current combat operations. I encourage you to visit the IFHF website at http://www.fallenheroesfund.org/ in order to better understand exactly how your contribution will assist this great organization.
Please consider contributing to our effort by:
INTREPID FALLEN HEROES FUND wrote -
"Far too many are suffering from the signature injuries of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injury.... The servicemen and women who embody what's best about America should get the best care we have to offer." - Barack Obama
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader is supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families. Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all American owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation. They are, in the words of our founder, the late Zachary Fisher, "our nation's greatest resource," and they deserve all the help that our nation can provide.
The Fund has provided more than a hundred million dollars in support of families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. The Fund has also provided close to $20 million to families of U.S. and British military personnel lost in performance of their duty, mostly in service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2007, the Fund completed the Center for the Intrepid, a state of the art physical rehabilitation center at Brooke Army Medical Center to serve military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and veterans severely injured in other operations and in the normal performance of their duties.
In 2010, the Fund opened the National Intrepid Center of Excellence to treat traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress on the Navy campus at Bethesda, Maryland adjacent to the new Walter Reed Military Medical Center. The Center provides the most advanced services to treat these brain injuries. The Center also provides research, testing of new protocols, comprehensive training and education, and ongoing telehealth follow-up care with patients across the country and throughout the world. This Center was dedicated on June 24, 2010 and has now begun its critically important work.