I had a great experience running last year for the American Heart Association and wanted to get involved with a charity again this year. Because my brother is a Marine and I'm running the Marine Corps Marathon, it seemed fitting to choose a military-related charity.
|After a race with my favorite Marine|
Most people think of Bob Hope when they think of the USO. While entertaining our troops is a big part of the USO's mission, they do a lot more than that. They provide support for injured troops and their families. They help troops get the education and training they need to successfully transition to civilian life. They provide international calling cards for families to get in touch with their deployed loved ones. They distribute software and audio devices that help troops deployed in Afghanistan to learn the local languages.
My goal is to raise $1,000 before I cross the starting line on October 26th. You can donate HERE. Every dollar helps, and I would sincerely appreciate anything you can give.