Saturday, June 13, 2009
Hope and Possibility
Many of you know that our friend Tom Deierlein was activated in late 2005 to active military duty. He served in Sadr City, a Baghdad slum, helping establish basic services like water, electricity and to the city of 2.3 million people.

This was not an easy task but he took the work on and was beginning to see the fruits of his labor benefit the Iraqi people when he was shot and seriously wounded by a sniper.

Tom has recovered but his work to help the Iraqi people did not end when he came home. Three years later, he is still working to help needy families and children with their most basic living needs, including medical care, food, water, school supplies, clothes. It is through the TD Foundation
that this work continues. You can read more about Tom and the foundation here.

On Sunday, June 28th, a the TD Foundation is sending a team of runners to participate in the Hope & Possibility 5 Mile Race
in New York City's Central Park. The TD Foundation Team will run to raise money for the Achillies Track Club, an organization that introduces recently wounded soldiers from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan to running, and provides motivation, training, and the opportunity to rebuild strength and endurance while healing through distance running events. Both able and disabled participants compete together.

John, my husband, is the team leader and god bless him when I'm still sleeping he's been out running to train for this event. The team is looking for donors to sponsor their runners and there is still room on the team if you'd like to run.

So if you could spare the time, you can help them with this important and worthy cause and you'll get to meet my wonderful husband and the fabulous Tom Deierlein. Sign up here, and make sure to indicate the TD Foundation team.

For those of you not in the New York metropolitan area, if you could spare the dime, you can donate here
(money is donated through the TD Foundation who will pool the contributions from the team and then donate to the Achilles Track Club).

No amount is too small...every dollar counts. Thank you!


Blogger Andie said...

made my donation...good luck!

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