David Folwell's Marine Corps Marathon Fundraising Page
Running to improve lives
****UPDATE****** I finished the Marathon yesterday in 4 hours and 4 minutes, and I can officially say I am sorer today than I have ever been in my life. More important than my soreness I want to thank everyone who donated! I really appreciate all the support, and I am happy that we were able to raise so much money for a great charity. ****UPDATE******
****UPDATE****** I am raising the goal again. let's go for $5,000! ****UPDATE******
****UPDATE****** Jake Wood, my friend mentioned below posted a link to my charity site in his blog. The response was incredible! I exceeded my original goal of $1500 in less than one day! Thank you to everyone who helped me get to my goal- your generosity is sincerely appreciated! However, since this is such a great charity, I see no reason to stop at $1500- the more money the charity receives the more injured soldiers that are helped! So, my new goal is $3000,
Thank you again to all that have donated!!!****UPDATE******
Very recently I decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon on October 28,2007. I thought, “…if I am going to run 26.2 miles, I should do it for a good cause ?…. What better reason to run then to support the men and woman who serve this country?”
I chose to run for Hope For the Warriors, a fundraising organization for injured soldiers, because one of my best friends, Jake Wood, is in the Marines. In addition, one of his best friends, Clay Hunt, a person who I had the pleasure to enjoy some beers with in San Diego last December, was recently injured. Clay was shot in the hand. The bullet went in just above the wrist and blew out the palm of his hand.
‘Hope For the Warriors’ helps support soldiers who are adversely affected by injury or death in the line of duty. As a member of team Wounded Warrior, the donations that I collect are used to enhance the quality of life of affected US Service Members and their families.
Regardless of whether you support the war or not it is important that we support the people that are serving this country.
So what I am asking is that you donate a small amount to support US Service Members who have been affected by injury or death. Donations as small as $5, $10, or whatever amount you can give are all helpful. My goal is to reach $1,500 by October 20th.
P.S. You can track my last 5 runs with this thing.
P.S. If you want to read about Jake Wood's experience in Iraq you can check out his blog at http://badgerjake.blogspot.com/
Thank you again to everyone who has donated!
The mission of Hope for the Warriors™ is to enhance quality of life for US Service Members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope for the Warriors™ actively seeks to ensure that the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet, particularly with regard to the short and long-term care of the severely injured.
Hope For The Warriors™ is a civilian organization, with 501(c)(3) non-profit status, is not a government agency and is solely supported by the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations in support and appreciation of those who have sacrificed in the name of freedom. Federal Tax Id#20-5182295.
Hope For The Warriors™ and Team Wounded Warrior™ is no way affailiated with Wounded Warrior Project.