Joins Forces with Altavita and R.A.W. for 5K Run/Walk

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Charity 5K walk/run will benefit non-profit Rebuilding America’s Warriors (R.A.W.)

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On Saturday, November 14th, Altavita, Southern California’s premier continuing care retirement community, will host a charity 5K run/walk benefitting non-profit Rebuilding America’s Warriors (R.A.W.). is proud to be the media sponsor for the event.

All proceeds raised by the 5K Run/Walk will go to support R.A.W.’s mission to prevent the wounds of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars from permanently disfiguring young lives. The funds will go directly towards the injured service member’s transportation, hotel accommodations, food, surgical costs, medical supplies, hospitalization, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare. R.A.W.’s network of 357 surgeons in 47 states provide free reconstructive surgery for those bearing scars from shrapnel, burn and artillery wounds.

“We have had the honor of working with both Altavita and R.A.W. for a number of years, and we were honored to be able to facilitate the relationship that has resulted,” said Debbie Gregory, the CEO of

Altavita is meeting the needs of a new generation of mature adults. With a broader commitment, a spirit of inclusion, and a culture of greater diversity, they seek to enrich the lives of the people they serve and strengthen the community. Values such as freedom, loyalty, camaraderie, courtesy and integrity are an integral part of life at Altavita.

Former Major League Baseball player and broadcaster Ron Fairly will be the announcer for the day’s activities. The event will also feature prizes and raffle tickets. To register for the event, call Altavita at 800 729-2999 or visit

Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available.

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About Altavita
As a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Village, Altavita is guided by its mission, vision and values to serve mature adults. Located in Riverside, California, Altavita offers more free-standing homes and larger living accommodations than is typical in other senior living communities, both in California and nationally. Life at Altavita gives residents the confidence and security of knowing they have a smart plan in place for the future. Benefits include maintenance-free living, opportunities to remain active and engaged, a rich social life, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing a full continuum of health care services is available on campus if it is ever needed.

About Rebuilding America’s Warriors
Rebuilding America's Warriors (R.A.W.) is a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing free reconstructive surgery to recently wounded and disfigured active service and veteran status warriors. Disfiguring scars can remain as a result of shrapnel, burn and artillery wounds. Shrapnel itself is often left in the wound site. Disfiguring wounds can interfere with the veteran's ability to seek social encounters and reenter his or her pre-war life. R.A.W. aids the veteran, or active military soldier, in more readily advancing in his profession and in the social arena. Looking one's best also increases self-esteem and will help give our soldiers the confidence to seek their ultimate dreams.

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