Hope For The Warriors and Long Island Community Honors Wounded and Families of the Fallen

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6th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors Presented by Island Federal Credit Union, Local 338 and the Town of Babylon

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Race start for the Run

In the ceremony, we truly honor wounded heroes and families of the fallen from both Long Island and throughout the country. These are the people who have sacrificed so that we can live in freedom.

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors®. The race will be held at the Town Hall of Babylon in Lindenhurst, NY on Sunday, November 10, 2013. The race, with distances of 10K, 5K and a 1-Mile Walk/Run, has grown in numbers and popularity each year with more than 2,000 participants in last year’s race. Hope For The Warriors is 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.

Early registration is $30 per person with special pricing for veterans and students. Active duty military, spouses and children of active duty military, and Gold Star Families are free. (ID must be presented at Packet Pickup.) Children 10 and under are also free. Prices increase on October 31 so register today! Visit: http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/longislandrun.

In keeping with tradition, this event will begin with an opening ceremony and 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 most important part of the morning is not the run, it is the opening ceremony,” Jack Caffey, Jr., Long Island Run For The Warriors® Race Director said. “In the ceremony, we truly honor wounded heroes and families of the fallen from both Long Island and throughout the country. These are the people who have sacrificed so that we can live in freedom.”

Morning Schedule:
    9:00 a.m.    Opening Ceremony
    9:30 a.m.    5K start
    9:45 a.m.    10K start
    9:50 a.m.    1-Mile Walk/Run start
    11:30 a.m.    Closing Ceremony and Awards

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. Hope For The Warriors® thanks Presenting Sponsors Island Federal Credit Union, Local 338 and the Town of Babylon for making this event possible. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Jack Caffey, Jr. jcaffey(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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