Dear Family and Friends,
Welcome to my fundraising page!
Within the past 6 months I lost 2 of my friends to suicide, with the most recent being last week. My heart is physically aching. I have decided to use this weekend to raise awareness for veteran suicide and raise money to partner service dogs with local veterans suffering from combat-related disabilities.
I was supposed to be participating in this Team Foster Ruff Ride: 24-Hour Spin Relay, but due to Covid-19 the event has been pushed to October. Instead, this Saturday, I plan on completing a 22 mile (~22 suicides a day) road march with 30lbs in my rucksack. My goal is to complete 3 laps around the Art Museum Loop, ~8.79miles. I realize the route will be 26.37miles total, but I can't just cut across the river at the perfect 22 mile marker ??
I’d like to raise $100 per mile. It takes a community to heal a warrior so I plead that you consider making a donation, no matter how large or small. AND, maybe consider doing a drive by on the loop if you are local!
??Please consider donating to my personal fundraising page here:
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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 an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity organization founded to honor Captain Erick Foster by ensuring there is No Hero Left Behind. All proceeds go to help veterans, including funding service dogs for local veterans, including those with post-traumatic stress and related disabilities.
Checks or matching donations may be sent to:
PO Box 2145
Philadelphia, PA 19103