On May 1, my husband is going to run his 3rd half marathon. For the last 2 years, he wore a T-shirt of something he wanted to advertise/support while running (Support our Troops and Support Law Enforcement in previous years).
This year he wanted to not only show support for a cause but also raise money for it as well. This year he decided to support The Gary Sinise Foundation.
From The Gary Sinise Foundation website:
At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by
honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders,
their families, and those in need.
We do this by creating and supporting unique
programs designed to entertain, educate,
inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
In 2012, the Gary Sinise Foundation began building specially adapted custom smart homes for America’s severely wounded veterans through its Building for America’s Bravest partner program. Each home features automated amenities to ease the daily challenges these heroes face. In 2013, the Gary Sinise Foundation expanded these efforts by establishing its R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence & Supporting Empowerment) program.
For more than a decade, Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band have toured the globe in support of our troops. As a part of the Foundation, the band is raising spirits and awareness for military and first responder causes worldwide.
If you would like to donate to this cause, you can here.
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