Carbondale, IL (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
Registration is now open for the Inaugural SIU Run For The Warriors®. The race will be held at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Registration is only $30 for the 5K or 1-Mile/Run with special pricing for Veterans and groups. Visit http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/2014SIU to learn more and register.
In keeping with tradition, this event will begin with an opening ceremony, including singing of the National Anthem. The opening ceremony honors local wounded heroes and families of the fallen. It provides a time to remember those who have given of themselves in the line of duty.
“Today, veterans face new challenges as they transition out of the military and work towards their advanced degree,” Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® president said. “We are thankful that SIU successfully recognizes these challenges and works hard to support their student veteran population.”
All proceeds of the SIU Run For The Warriors® will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that assists post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® manages an office on the SIU Carbondale Campus. Currently two student veterans are working in the office as part of an internship to work towards their degrees in social work.
For more information on the race or sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael Bartomioli (mbartomioli(at)hopeforthewarriors(dot)org).
The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.
Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org) for three consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.
Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.