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Wounded Warrior Project
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 123-4567
Fax: (904) 123-4568
Wounded Warrior Project Prepares for 2nd Annual Carry Forward 5K
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 25, 2019 - The Wounded Warrior Project is preparing to host its second Carry Forward 5K run in four different cities across the United States.
Introduced in 2018, the Carry Forward 5K was created to help bring awareness to the need for funding and assistance for veterans who are returning home. The run’s purpose is to empower veterans and encourage community members in assisting them with readjustment to civilian life.
The Carry Forward 5K event in Jacksonville, Florida will take place on Nov. 9. Runners can sign up for the event on the Wounded Warrior Project’s Carry Forward website for a fee of $35 per adult, and $15 per child. Discounts are available for active military members and veterans.
Those interested in the event can visit https://carryforward.woundedwarriorproject.org/ or contact the Wounded Warrior Project at email@example.com.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE https://carryforward.woundedwarriorproject.org/
July 29, 2019 Media Contacts: Morgan Keene
Wounded Warrior Project Prepares for its Second Carry Forward 5K Run
Who: Wounded Warrior Project
What: The Wounded Warrior Project prepares for its second Carry Forward 5K run. The race is an event meant to empower veterans and encourage community members in assisting them with readjustment to civilian life. Those wishing to run or volunteer can apply on the Wounded Warrior Project’s Carry Forward website. Registration for adults is $35 and $15 for children between the ages of 6 to 17-years-old. Active military members and veterans receive a $5 discount with the promo code HONOR2019. Volunteers can also register. The race will take place in Jacksonville, Florida on Nov. 9 starting at the Wounded Warrior Project headquarters.
Where: Wounded Warrior Project Headquarters; 4899 Belfort Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32256
When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 starting at 7:30 a.m. The Carry Forward 5K run will open at 7:30 a.m. for runners and volunteers to sign in. The opening ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Why: The Carry Forward 5K Run is a yearly marathon created to empower veterans and encourage community members in assisting them with readjustment to civilian life.
The goal of the Wounded Warrior Project is to bring awareness to the difficulties our veterans are facing and provide them with the funding and assistance they need when they return home.
Media Coverage: Reserved seating and standing room will be made available for photo opportunities during the opening ceremony and at select locations along the marathon path. Wounded Warrior Representative Dan Jackson and Wounded Warrior Relations Alex Gilligan will be available to answer questions and give statements. Press can contact the Wounded Warrior Project office at (904) 123-4567 for media passes and more information.
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The Wounded Warrior Project Prepares for the Second
Year of Carry Forward 5K
When returning home after their service, veterans are often left to make the transition from soldier to civilian on their own. Since 2003, the Wounded Warrior Project has made it their mission to help veterans’ transition back to civilian life and find a community in the process.
The mission statement of the Wounded Warrior Project is “to honor and empower wounded warriors.” Introduced in 2018, the Carry Forward 5K is only one of the Wounded Warrior Project’s yearly events created to bring awareness to the struggles of veterans, as well as raise money for our wounded warriors.
As stated proudly on the Carry Forward website, the goal of the marathon is to “put [the mission of honoring and empowering wounded warriors] at one of the most powerful, one-of-a-kind events you’ll ever experience. It’s a unique opportunity to take action and step up for wounded warriors.” This marathon is not just the average marathon, but instead, multiple state-wide community events meant to bring awareness and build a community around American veteran.
The goal of the Carry Forward 5K is to bring communities together to honor veterans while also bringing awareness to their struggles. The debut of the 5K in 2018 brought more than 3,500 people out in three cities to support veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project.
2019 will be the event’s second year, and it has grown to include four states. Participants in San Diego, San Antonio, Nashville, Tennessee and Jacksonville, Florida will join together to bring awareness to the need to assist veterans suffering from severe mental and physical scars.
In 2018, there were only three cities across the United States that hosted the 5K. San Antonio, Texas is the newest city to join the 5K. Wounded Warrior Project CEO, retired Lieutenant General Mike Linnington stated, "It was humbling and inspiring to see how many people supported Carry Forward in its first year, We are excited to welcome San Antonio to support even more veterans."
Linnington felt that with the success of the inaugural Carry Forward 5K, “[It is now] time to build on that momentum. We want to reach more veterans and communities as we strive to empower those who have served."
This year, participants will have four ways of showing their support of veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project at the marathon. They may choose to carry a flag in support, carry weights to represent the weight veterans carry (both physically and mentally), carry another warrior to symbolize togetherness or show up to cheer on the runners and help raise money.
"People often ask me how they can show their support for those wounded in battle, and I'm now thrilled to offer our loyal supporters the chance to get involved in their communities and give back to those who gave so much to us," Linnington stated in an interview about the marathon "Carry Forward will forge stronger bonds between our warriors, our communities, and those who support Wounded Warrior Project. Since 2003, we've been tireless advocates for our nation's finest, improving the lives of over half a million warriors and their families."
The Carry Forward marathon is only one of the many ways that the Wounded Warrior Project is working to help veterans return to life after service. From depression to post-traumatic stress disorder, about 500,000 veterans are living with invisible wounds.
Runners can sign up for the event on the Wounded Warrior Project’s Carry Forward website for a fee of $35 per adult, and $15 per child. Discounts are available for active military members and veterans. For those interested in the marathon but unable to make it, there is also a virtual marathon taking place on the Carry Forward website.