BENEFITING: TEAM RED WHITE & BLUE
ORGANIZER: TEAM RED WHITE & BLUE
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
Greetings Friends, Family, and hopefully many extensions of those!
I have been on a journey to run a half marathon in every state for 7 years now - wow! The Pittsburgh Half Marathon will be my 20th state - almost halfway there!
Some of you may know that I ran my first full marathon last fall - the Marine Corps Marathon. Throughout the 26.2 miles, I was passed by (and did some passing too!) many runners wearing these "Team RWB" t-shirts. They were everywhere! So much red! I was curious about the organization, but it stopped there when I returned back to "normal life".
In February of 2017 I ran another half marathon in Arizona and again saw a number of people with these "Team RWB" red t-shirts on. At this point I felt like I needed to investigate. As I researched the organization online, as well as consulted Veteran friends of mine, I learned that Team RWB is focused on connecting Veterans to their communities and is held in high regard among charitable organizations.
I continue to learn more about what our country asks of our service members and am constantly astounded. The physical and psychological demands put on the men and women who defend OUR freedom, MY freedom, YOUR freedom, are more intense than I think I could endure. It's our responsibility to show our gratitude and appreciation for the many sacrifices made by our Veterans as well as their extended families. We are all able to go about our daily lives because of their bravery.
I have decided to fundraise for Team RWB and I hope that you will support me in my quest to raise $400 for the organization. This is my first time fundraising for a race!
You can find out more about Team RWB here: https://www.teamrwb.org