If you are in the Richmond, VA area please spread the word about this upcoming event. And if you aren't in the area or are not a runner PLEASE read to the end and sponsor one or more flags in memory of a fallen Hero. I did.. Each flag is $5.00 - not much to pay to honor a real American Hero.
The University or Richmond - Richmond Military Society, a group of student veterans at the University of Richmond, is holding a 5K run/walk to raise money for military widows through the American Widow Project (AWP). The AWP is a non-profit organization dedicated to "unifying a new generation of military widows" and providing a community where no widow will feel alone. Come out and honor our Fallen Heroes and the loved ones they left behind.
Event information, registration and opportunity to purchase a flag to line the raceway can all be found here.
Saturday March 26th at 8:00 AM
5K "Path to Freedom" to raise money for the American Widow Project
5K Run/Walk - $25
Fun Run/Walk* - $15 (Does not include race time, gift bag or eligibility for event prizes)
Race Day Registration:
5K - $30
Fun Run/Walk*-$15 (Does not include race time, gift bag or eligibility for event prizes)
To sponsor a flag or flags in memory of a fallen Hero click here. I won't be there but I've bought my flags and I hope you will, too.
The American Widow Project was founded by Taryn Davis after the 2007 death of her husband Michael as the result of roadside bombs while serving in Iraq.
From the website:
Taryn Davis, 23, was living the “normal” life; She had married her soul mate, was about to graduate college,and had her future with him to look forward to. That was until May 21, 2007. Her husband had been killed by multiple roadside bombs just an hour and a half after they last spoke. Feeling lost and alone in the new world she’d been thrown into, she began traveling around the country to hear other women’s stories of love, tragedy… and overall survival. In hearing their accounts, she hoped to learn more about the title that been had given to her… that of a military widow.
What began as her own personal journey, has expanded into a non-profit organization, a documentary film, and a growing website. She has grasped on and embraced her new life with all the enthusiasm and passion she had when Michael was still alive. Inspired solely off the willpower and strength of the women “in her shoes” she has found that true love is eternal, that the lessons and things her husband said and did still run through her veins, and mostly….she is not alone.