1 Year 1000 Mile Run Challenge and Fundraiser.
(Lengthy, but please read, share, and consider donating today)!
I set a personal physical fitness goal to complete a 1 Year 1000 Mile Run Challenge. In order to honor our military and veterans, I have pledged to raise awareness and donations benefitting Wounded Warrior Project by accepting pledges per mile or donations to the run. The event consists of running almost daily at various times and locations, but will primarily be performed along the Spotsylvania Parkway Trail in Spotsylvania, Virginia starting 4 July 2015 and ending 4 July 2016. The pledge is to raise a minimum of $2016, but the goal is to raise as much money and awareness as possible to benefit WWP.
I am proud to announce my proposed personal fundraiser event was approved by Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).
Now let's face some reality and truths:
1. I have slacked off on fitness for more than a few years and I can personally use the exercise.
2. Those who know me best know of my lack of passion for running (putting it mildly)!
3. I'm selfish and lack certain discipline; therefore, I need your pledges to help motivate me and hold me accountable to complete the challenge.
4. In order to complete the challenge, I must run 2.75 miles per day for 365 days (despite bad weather, illness, work, and family obligations) or make up the mileage within the year (all of which is harder than it sounds).
5. In order to meet my fundraising goals, I must raise awareness and donations; all of which benefits Wounded Warrior Project.
6. In raising awareness, I will be distributing WWP pamphlets, magnets, wristbands, and speaking to the local community and social media. In addition, I will be dedicating every Saturday run to a Medal of Honor recipient and reading the citation prior to the run.
Please consider pledging a minimum of one penny per mile for a tax deductible donation of $10.
You can follow my progress every Sunday as I will post a Facebook status on the run challenge, fundraiser, stories of interest, and information about the Saturday run dedicated to a Medal of Honor recipient.
On behalf of Wounded Warrior Project and myself, I thank you for your support and any contribution.
Some Final Thoughts and Information on WWP:
I’m passionate about giving back to our nation’s service members – the few who fight to protect the freedom of this great country. Often times many of these inspiring individuals come home with wounds you can and can’t see, like a missing limb, combat stress, or depression. Because they’ve risked everything for us, I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for these wounded service members and their caregivers.
I am proud to host an event benefiting an organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has a big, audacious goal: to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. I’m challenging myself to help WWP reach this vision, & I need your help.
WWP offers 20 holistic programs to wounded service members and their caregivers completely free of charge and 100% of the funds raised through the this event go directly to WWP to help fuel these programs.
Please join my effort and give what you can by donating through my page. Thank you in advance for your support!