BENEFITING: TEAM RED WHITE & BLUE
EVENT DATE: May 26, 2013
Lindsay Russo wrote -
Greetings Friends and Family!
Thank you very much for taking the time to check out our Memorial Day Marathon fundraising page!
This is my third year running in the Memorial Day Marathon Races in the beautiful Berkshires and this year, I'm taking on the half marathon with Cody. Not only is this race conveniently located in my hometown, but the cause really hits home for my family and me.
My brother, Sam, served in two deployments to Afghanistan with the United States Army. His bravery and service to our country throughout his two deployments has been a true inspiration to me. Sam's deployments have opened my eyes to the day-to-day struggles, pain, and grief felt by our servicemen/women. As the war and the United States' presence in the Middle East begins to dwindle in the upcoming years, we will see many servicemen/women returning home from combat seeking new outlets to reintegrate into society.
Team Red, White & Blue is an organization that supports America's troops as they return home from combat. The organization creates communities of veterans, their families, and other fellow Americans that enjoy interaction through physical and social activities at events all throughout the nation.
The Memorial Day Marathon Committee is contributing a portion of the race proceeds to Team RWB. Your donation will assist this organization in helping veterans seek new outlets, such as social and physical activities, to reintegrate into society when they return home from combat. I encourage you to visit the Team RWB website at http://teamrwb.org/ in order to better understand exactly how your contribution will assist this great organization.
Please consider contributing to our effort by:
making a monetary donation through this website,
or even signing up for the race yourself!