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As many of you know, 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.

My dad himself was a WW2 veteran and fought hard for his country and with the belief system that everyone deserves a chance to have the best possible life, despite their circumstances. He believed that we all have the power to shape and change our destiny, and offering someone a hand up is the strongest way to pay it forward.

I believe in the mind/body connection and that taking care of the body can help to care for the mind. Out of that belief, I am partnering with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to host Root to Rise Yoga Day on June 30th. We will be inviting wounded warriors, their families and the public to join us for a yoga class taught by wounded warrior, Dan Nevins. We want to raise awareness for PTSD as well as empower those struggling with tools to help in their recovery.

Magnus Charitable Trust has committed to donating a $20k match gift to help fund the treatment of wounded warriors struggling with PTSD in the Chicagoland area. So we are commissioning you to come together with family, friends, coworkers, and community member to raise the other $20k, and then some! Together we can make a huge impact in the lives of veterans and their families. 

Please join my effort and give what you can by donating through my page. Click the donate button at the top and enter the amount you are able to give. All donations will go towards the $20k match gift goal, with the hope of raising $40k total. 100% of the funds raised through the this event go directly to Wounded Warrior Project to help fuel these programs.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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Meet the Team
Michelle Peroutka
Samantha Eldridge
Victoria Magnus