Team PIMP MY STRIDE is here to support and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Please help our team reach our fundraising goal by donating in support of our veterans and injured service members and families.
Wounded Warrior Project(WWP) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP programs are specifically structured to engage warriors, nurture their minds and bodies, and encourage their economic empowerment. Family members and caregivers are provided comfort, care, and education to help support the recovery of their injured warrior. All 20 programs are provided free of charge for warriors, their families, and caregivers.
Through programs focused on engagement, mind, body, and economic empowerment of wounded service members and their families, WWP hopes to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.
SURVIVING THE BATTLEFIELD
With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. For every US soldier killed in World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 soldiers wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every US soldier killed, seven are wounded. Combined, over 48,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.
A CATALYST FOR CHANGE.
With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury – from the physical to the invisible wounds of war.