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Team RWB Louisiana Marathon 2013

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TEAM RED WHITE & BLUE via Crowdrise
November 05, 2012

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BENEFITING: TEAM RED WHITE & BLUE

EVENT: The Louisiana Marathon 2013

EVENT DATE: Jan 20, 2013

THE STORY:

The Veterans' Situation

Nearly 2.5 million American men and women have deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom since 2001.  Over the next 5 years, approximately 1 million service members will retire or separate from active duty, creating a huge number of new veterans.

While a tremendous amount of support has been focused on wounded veterans, much of that support occurs between the time of injury and discharge from active duty or in-patient care.  Further, there is an enormous population of veterans who suffer from the invisible wounds of TBI, PTS, depression, and survivor's remorse.  Many of these veterans have not been diagnosed with an injury and will not actively seek care.

Most combat veterans struggle with re-integration to some degree.  A recent survey shows that 58% of veterans do not return to their hometown upon leaving the service.

Team RWB's Approach

Our mission is to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.  Our chapters establish local programs that provide consistent opportunities for veterans to meet other veterans and members of their community through activities like running, cycling, CrossFit, picnics, and ball games.  

Recent research has shown exercise to be a very effective tool for combating depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.  In fact, some studies show it to be as effective as medication and counseling.  When that exercise is conducted in a group or team setting, there is a multiplier effect.  A recent survey showed that 41% of veterans would exercise more if they had a group to do it with.

Ultimately, the challenge of veteran reintegration is vast and complex.  While we may not be able to solve all veterans' issues, we know that exercise and personal connectivity is making veterans better.  Knowing that, we are committed to building communities and programs that provide this service. 

Thank you all for your support!

Click here to visit our official website.

Click here to visit our charity profile page on CrowdRise.

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To This Fundraiser

$393

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ben & Lindsay Hartig

    $26

  • Kenneth McMullen

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jodi & Jeremy

    $50

  • Kim and Debra

    $100

  • Grandma Jane

    $25

  • VandeBrakes

    $26

  • Stephen & Jeannine

    $50

  • Karen and Rick Braun

    $25

  • Alexandra

    $15

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The Team: $393 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Alexandra

Alexandra

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Karen and Rick Braun

Karen and Rick Braun

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Stephen & Jeannine

Stephen & Jeannine

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

VandeBrakes

VandeBrakes

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Grandma Jane

Grandma Jane

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Kim and Debra

Kim and Debra

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jodi & Jeremy

Jodi & Jeremy

DONATION: $50

Good luck Erin! Run Aiti Run :) 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kenneth McMullen

Kenneth McMullen

DONATION: $26

5 years ago

Ben & Lindsay Hartig

Ben & Lindsay Hartig

DONATION: $26

It's Our Turn! 5 years ago