Wounded Warrior Memorial Run

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is an organization to honor and empower wounded warriors. Their goal is to help raise public awareness of the aid needed by our injured servicemen. They help injured warriors by giving them encouragement and directed programs.

They have many different projects to help the wounded. Their projects include transitional care packages, backpacks, and walks/runs.

Transitional Care Packages- Warriors wounded in the field which are being transported from field hospitals to larger treatment facilities receive these small backpacks to give the wounded warrior immediate comfort.

Backpacks- Packs with essential care items such as clothes, toiletries, playing cards and more comforting items. Everything in the backpack is meant to make the hospital stay more comfortable.

Walks/runs- Wounded Warrior Project sponsors 8k runs in selected cities to raise awareness. But groups can also sponsor walks/runs.

As of August 1, 2012 there have been 20,891 alumni of WWP, 15,700 backpacks, and 36,501 transitional care packages.

My college has sponsored a Memorial 5k Run/Walk for three years now!!! I'm so glad that they started this. I cannot find where the WWP hosts a run near me, so it is nice that my college does it and I can still help out. I did it in previous years and have included it in my 101 in 1001 goals. I want to continue to do runs for good causes such as this.

This is what our t-shirts looks like this year. I got one from the previous years I ran. I gave my shirt to J though. This year I plan on buying 2 so I can keep one and still give J one. I really wish he could do the run with me, but I'm sure we will do some kind of supportive run together in the future.

My friend and I walked/ran together. It was a lot of fun. We were behind these 2 girls that had painted an American Flag and was carrying it the whole way. When we got to the turn around point, we passed them. It kinda made me feel good that they did that though. 

Do you do participate in any kind of military related runs? 


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