New for 2016 – Run To Succeed and the Run of Valor have partnered with Hope For The Warriors. HFTW believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. Hope For The Warriors® has been named a 4-Star Charity on Charity Navigator 5 years in a row, an honor bestowed to the top 5% of charities
Events hosted by Hope For The Warriors® and volunteers unite military communities and their supporters to raise funds and awareness to help restore self, family, and hope to the lives of our wounded service members and their families.
Hope For The Warriors® was founded by military wives in 2006 as they witnessed, firsthand, the effects of the war on service members and their families. Hope For The Warriors® remains grounded in family values as the organization expands both the span of programs offered and the number of wounded, family members, and families of the fallen assisted.
The leadership of the organization remains in the dedicated hands of military family members. Together, our board of directors, staff, and volunteers work tirelessly to serve those who have sacrificed so much. The integrity of our organization is paramount and therefore our representatives are as honorable and noble as our mission and the people we serve.
Run To Succeed and the Run Of Valor remain proud to partner with the Wounded Warrior Project and are very humbled that the WWP has approved us a “Give Back” fundraiser. Through this partnership and mission alignment, the proceeds raised by Run Of Valor events in 2015 will be donated to the WWP. These funds help have a direct impact on the lives of the military soldiers and their families around the world by honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors, fostering the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history, and by raising awareness of the needs of injured service members.
“Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.
Sept. 11 also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.
For WWP, there is a distinct difference between members and alumni; the term alumni indicates a mutual shared experience and denotes your place in an organization was earned. There are no dues here – those were paid by wearing the uniform and on the battlefield.”