New York City Race to Honor Wounded and Families of the Fallen

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Big Apple Run For The Warriors® invites all to run/walk in honor of military. The race will kick off Army Week NYC, a week to honor local service members and veterans.

Veteran runs with Team Hope For The Warriors

Veteran runs with Team Hope For The Warriors

This run is a perfect way to celebrate the recovery of lower Manhattan just as we celebrate the recovery of our wounded service members.

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Big Apple Run For The Warriors®, a 2.5-mile run to be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 The race will begin in Battery Park City looking at both the Freedom Tower and the Statute of Liberty. Registration for this one-of-a-kind race is now open with special pricing for veterans, military, families and students. Register today or learn more by visiting: http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/bigapplerun.

The Big Apple Run For The Warriors® will kick off Army Week NYC. The mission of Army Week NYC (http://www.armyweeknyc.com) is to provide quality events and activities to highlight the achievements, sacrifice, and service of those who have worn or currently wear the uniform of the United States Army, and their families. Army Week will involve a series of activities throughout the week, beginning with the Big Apple Run For The Warriors® on June 8 and ending on June 14, the 238th Birthday of the United States Army and Flag Day.

"Army Week NYC is proud to partner with Hope For The Warriors® and to kick off the week with an Army Birthday run is truly exciting,” Christopher Page, Army Week NYC Co-founder said. “Keep an eye out on the website for further details and events. We are excited for what the week will bring to New York City."

In keeping with tradition of all Run For The Warriors®, this event will begin with an opening ceremony and a 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. Additionally, it serves as a time for the service members who participate to receive just a small piece of gratitude that is unequivocally shared by a nation indebted to their service.

“The financial district of New York has been hit hard in the past year with Hurricane Sandy, and that included Hope For The Warriors® losing our donated office space for six months,” Tina Atherall, Hope For The Warriors® Executive Vice President said. “This run is a perfect way to celebrate the recovery of lower Manhattan just as we celebrate the recovery of our wounded service members.”

All proceeds will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Bob Del Grosso (rdelgrosso(at)hopeforthewarriors(dot)org) or Mona Sims (msims(at)hopeforthewarriors(dot)org) to learn more.

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 two 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.

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