Thursday, January 27, 2011

Action Alert - For Our Wounded Warriors

My friend Chris is participating in Tough Mudder this year to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and he sent me this email that I'd like to share with you. I hope you'll take a moment to read it and donate to help our heroes --

From Chris -

If you haven’t heard by now, there are a few of us social networkers that have a crazy idea that we can raise over $2,000 for wounded veterans by taking part in the “toughest obstacle course in the world.” We’ve signed up for the Tough Mudder event (a 10 mile test of our souls) that’s taking place in just under a week. We’ve trained for a months, prepared ourselves mentally and only have one thing left to do… obtain your support.

I won’t include a long blog post that talks about how difficult this log-carrying, fire-running, lake-swimming, electrical-shock-having, 10 mile run is going to be. No, I won’t try and impress you with our level of insanity. I won’t even mention that not even 50% of the participants are expected to even finish this 3hr event. You won’t find a single mention of the crawling through pipes and under wires and hill climbing that we’ll have to complete. Hey, that’s not what this post is about.

This entry is to share our goal – which is within the spirit of the event and it’s worthy cause through the Wounded Warrior Project. Quite simply, to finish together as a team. The teamwork that our small group, the Social Mudders, plan to display will be in the spirit of the event in that finishing together is more important that racing each other.

So if you’re reading this, I’m asking you to take only a few moments and donate just $5 to our team and then pass along the article through your own social channels. The upside is that you’ll be donating to the team that is currently in the lead for the most funds raised – and keeping them out front to show the power of partnering social networks with worthy charitable causes.

Your Help (it’s so easy!):

Simply head to the event page ( and search for our team, Social Mudders, and then a member to donate under. It’s quick and couldn’t be easier to show your support.

Share this article via Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn knowing that every time you do, you’re assisting the Wounded Warrior Project to aid injured and recovering veterans and their families.

Please help if you can!

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Chris Hoyt - TheRecruiterGuy said...

Thanks for helping to spread the word, Trish!!

Fab C. said...

"We HEART the TROOPS " Memorial Day Celebration & Benefit

You are requested for your support and attendance to "We HEART the TROOPS" Memorial Day Celebration & Benefit, a night of entertainment and tribute to the thousands of service members who have served and been injured while serving overseas, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This event will be held at one of the few resorts in the Nation that offer discount rates for Veterans, The Newport Beachside Resort inside The Tiffany Ballroom, 16701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33160, Friday, May 13, 2011 starting at 8pm.

Benefiting from this event, Cell Phones for Soldiers, an organization with a simple mission, helping our troops call home.
With your support and donation of used cellphones and new calling cards, our troops stationed overseas can call home. Your donation will increase amount of talk time for the families of our troops.

Freedom Is Not Free, an organization dedicated to assisting wounded service members and their families, and the families of the fallen.
Since the organization was founded in 2005, they have given more than $800,000 in grants to nearly 250 individuals and families. Freedom Is Not Free will use your donations to meet our heroes immediate financials needs, including the expenses associated with medical care, travel, home modification, and paying bills.

Operation Hug-A-Hero, non profit organization that create doll designed with a head-to-toe of the child’s parent, free of charge.
A small donation is enough to put a huggable doll in one child’s arm.

Tribute LIVE PERFORMANCE by: Florida Panther’s Ice Dancer’s

Special invited guest speaker, enlisted in 1989 and served in the Operation Desert Storm 1990-1991, 1SG Carl Miller. A Sergeant Audie Murphy Award recipient, Miller was also 1SG of the Year 2nd Recruiting Brigade Fiscal year 2010. Alongside, his wife, Captain Brandi Nichole Miller, whom apart of the Army Nurse Corps have supported missions in Germany and Trinidad, will also be sharing her experiences as a nurse on base. She is currently a Platoon Leader of Medical Section 7217th Medical Support Unit.

For your pleasure, Miami's own Dance Culture will showcase unique artistic dancing from cultures around the world. You'll enjoy routines like Bollywood, Bellydance, Samba, Breakdance, and Hip-Hop combined in one performance. An amazing visualization of the diversity in Miami's dance scene will have you wanting to sign up for classes at their studio location.
Complimentary hor'derves and drink specials all evening

Special complimentary entry for those with any form of military I.D. Also, for those who have served for our country, information on local military jobs will be available.

*Army registration on location

Freedom Is Not Free is excited to present the 2011 America's Heroes Calendar, featuring current and former members of our nation's armed forces.

SILENT AUCTION INSIDE! (part of the proceeds going to Freedom Is Not Free)


For more information and media inquires:
Fabienne Claude
Event Coordinator
786- 340- 2671

Mike said...

I love reading through your blog. Thanks for helping. I love reading through your blog.

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