Almost two months ago, I started a new job at Not Alone here in Nashville.
Not Alone is a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises funds to provide free counseling and other support services to returning war veterans and their families to assist them in dealing with post traumatic stress disorder and other invisible wounds of war. I have come on board as the Community Outreach Manager to help plan events and get people excited about fundraising to help our troops.
I wanted to let my readers know that I'm putting together a team right now to run and fundraise in the Rock N Roll Half Marathon in Chicago on July 22. You don't have to live in Chicago to join the team - anyone who wants to run the half marathon can be on our team regardless of where you're coming from.
The concept is simple... fundraise a minimum of $350 and receive your race registration, a team teach shirt, a team dinner in Chicago the night before the race, and me as your coach to help guide you through training and fundraising. If you go above and beyond with fundraising, there are other awesome prizes that can be earned.
If you have any interest in running this race to raise a little money for our troops, you can read more info on our event website. You can also email me or comment here if you want more information. I have a whole packet with more details than what is listed on the website.
Finally, if you believe in the cause and feel led to give but can't run in the race, feel free to visit my personal fundraising page and make a donation.
I really believe in the need to help our soldiers and their families after they return home from war. The suicide rate in the military is much higher than I would have dreamed, and it is by offering counseling, online support groups, spouse retreats, etc. that we can help lower it. Please consider getting involved in some way if you can. Definitely be in touch with me if you have questions or want more info!