Dear Family and Friends,
Welcome to my fundraising page! Please help me support Team Foster by making a donation through my fundraising page for Ruff Ride 2020.
On October 16th - 17th 2020 our team will join several other teams to ride a spin bike for 24 hours to raise money for this cause. We take turns keeping the bike going to 24 hours.
Even a small donation will help me achieve my goal! The process is fast, easy, and secure.
Team Foster honors the spirit and sacrifice of Captain Erick Foster who was killed while engaging enemy forces in 2007 in Iraq. To carry on Erick’s legacy, our fundraising supports Team Foster’s mission: No Hero Left Behind.
Team Foster raises money to fund service dogs local injured veterans suffering, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) —all at no cost to our veterans.
I am eager to raise money for Team Foster to fund service dogs for injured veterans. I hope you are able to support me.
Thank you in advance
Ruff Ride: 24-Hour Spin Relay
Welcome to Ruff Ride: 24-Hour Spin Relay!
Ruff Ride challenges teams to tackle a 24-hour spin event. On October 16-17, 2020 we will take over beautiful Commerce Square with the country’s only outdoor 24-hour spin relay. All proceeds go to fund service dogs for injured veterans.
Why We Ride: Team Foster raises money to provide trained service dogs at no cost to local veterans, including those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Service dogs change the lives of veterans by providing the physical support and performing complex tasks enabling the veteran to heal.
Inspiration: Team Foster honors the spirit and sacrifice of Captain Erick Foster who was killed while engaging enemy; forces in 2007 in Iraq. Erick was a warrior, a leader and an inspiration. He pushed himself and those around him to be better – to go a little farther, to give a little more. And that’s what Team Foster does. We go a little farther, we give a little more to support the service men and women who kept us safe.
We want YOU to go a little farther and give a little more.
Visit our Facebook Page for more information: Ruff Ride: 24-Hour Spin Relay
Welcome to the Team...
Team Foster is a 501(c)(3) charity organization founded to honor Captain Erick Foster though it's mission: No Hero Left Behind. All proceeds go to obtain, train and provide service dogs to injured and disabled Veterans at no cost to the Veteran.
Team Foster was founded in honor of Captain Erick Foster. Erick, born in Oil City, PA, later attended Duquesne University and was a member of the Panther ROTC Battalion (now named the Three Rivers Battalion). A natural leader and warrior, Erick pushed those around them to do more and to take care of our teammates. After commissioning in 2000, Erick went on to earn his Ranger tab, Airborne wings and was leading his soldiers as a troop commander in Iraq when he was killed in action.
Team Foster seeks to honor Erick's legacy by pushing ourselves and taking care of our teammates - the Veterans who have sacrificed so much on our behalf. Post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are the signature wounds of post-9/11 warfare. Hundreds of thousand of Veterans have returned home afflicted with these invisible wounds. As a result, 22 Veterans and military members take their lives every day.
Service Dogs Save Lives.
Service dogs are an elegant solution the complex symptoms of PTSD and TBI. An alternative to medications, these dogs have been proven over and over again to save the lives of our heroes. However, a properly trained and accredited service dog takes 2 years and over $25,000 to train. Team Foster fills this need and ensures that our Veterans receive the service dogs they need at no cost. We then partner with the Veteran to "watch their six" going forward if any resources or additional support are needed.
Checks or matching donations may be sent to:
PO Box 2145
Philadelphia, PA 19103