Why I’m Doing the Wounded Warrior Project Carry Forward Virtual 5K

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Carry Forward 5K, delivered by CSX aims to increase awareness about the mental health challenges of Wounded Warriors. I love what they’re doing, and I’m proud to be a part of it because our servicemen and women, especially those who have seen combat, sacrifice so much to keep our country safe. What’s even better this year is that you can do a Virtual 5K from anywhere.

Why I’m Supporting Carry Forward

I’ve always had a deep respect for the men and women who serve in the armed forces. These people live a different kind of life so that we can have the lives we sometimes take for granted.

While I have my home, the home I’ll probably have until I’m old and gray, our servicemen and women move from base to base every few years. They are deployed on everything from peace-keeping missions to conflicts to help maintain peace in the world. They live a life that I can’t even being to imagine, and sometimes, that life leads to injury, be it physical or mental.

I’m using Carry Forward to help further teach my kids that our service men and women deserve our respect, and they sometimes need our help. It’s the perfect opportunity to get them off their screens and participating in something meaningful that can really make a difference in people’s lives.

What Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Does

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is changing the way America’s injured veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in communities nationwide. Founded in 2003, the organization has been a stalwart advocate for millions of servicemen and women wounded in action.

They’ve invested over $197 million in lifesaving programs and services for warriors, family members, and caregivers, and what’s more, these warriors never pay anything for these programs. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) believes that they paid enough on the battlefield.

Through their programs, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) helps veterans who have been impacted physically, mentally, or both from their service. These programs help with physical therapy, mental health counseling, job placement, support, and so much more.

How We’re Supporting Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Carry Forward

My kids and I will be running together around our neighborhood carrying a Wounded Warrior Banner. It’s a simple way to take part in this important event to help raise awareness about the important work that Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) does to help honor and empower our Wounded Warriors, helping them to overcome both physical and mental health obstacles that they’ve suffered in the line of duty.

I have seen firsthand how hard mental health issues like depression and PTSD can be on our brave servicemen and women. Sometimes, it seems like it might swallow them up. I’m helping support Carry Forward because I know that Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is there to help these brave men and women overcome these mental health challenges.

Join Me in Supporting Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Carry Forward 5K

I’ll be taking part in the Carry Forward Virtual 5K, and I hope you’ll join me. (Get $5 off your registration with code ICARRY5, expires 11/30/20) By taking part in this virtual 5K, you can help me and so many others spread the word about Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and its mission to help support our servicemen and women who have supported our country so bravely.

When you sign up, you’ll receive a string backpack, race number, mini flag, and race medal

Our service men and women have given so much to us and to our country, please join me and helping to give back to them. Whether you know someone who’s severed in the armed forces or you just want to help support those who have given so much, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Carry Forward 5K is the perfect way to do it.

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Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

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