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With Veteran’s day next week I am so excited to be teaming up with Great Clips that offer a great haircut to active military and veterans. I am also showing you how I support and give back to the active military and veterans.
In 2013 and some of 2014 I was a running… turtle. I run very slow, but I was running, I was motivated to get into shape. This year it’s been a lot of ups and downs but as of right now, no running. I injured my knee, I have NO idea HOW it happened. I went to bed one night, the next morning I woke up, and it was hurting me, I went to Hot Yoga, made sure I stayed within my means of flexibility, and then BAM! I am going to the orthopedic Wednesday 11/4 to have my MRI checked out, right now they said a Medial Meniscus Tear, basically the inside of my right knee I tore something. The pain has gotten better but unfortunately I am not allowed to run, the pounding on the pavement could lead to a worse injury. ANYWAY, onto the real reason of this post, there are plenty of ways to help out Veterans in need.
The following organizations that are geared towards helping Veterans that I am apart of. Each one is different in it’s own way but all help Veterans in need.
Team RWB –Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.Our chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. And it is so much more than running. They host regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and participate in local races and events together. Veterans can also develop their leadership skills by serving as a volunteer leader in their local chapter. These programs are at the core of Team RWB’s mission. Be sure to ask about them at your first meeting.
Hope For the Warriors- We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. All Hope For The Warriors® programs serve post-9/11 active duty, National Guard, and reserve service members and veterans from all branches of the military. Programs also support the entire military family, families of the fallen, and military caregivers.
They also host runs in certain areas- my area holds a 5K & 10K each November.
Run Around The Lake– It’s held in Honor of LT. Michael Murphy, he was one of three Navy SEALs to be killed during a mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan. The run goes towards many different foundations including- LT. Michael Murphy Foundation. Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Lone Survivor Foundation. Rotary Foundation and Rotary Charities.
I Did the Grid– A 4 mile run, in a grid form pattern than Cpl. Christopher G. Scherer, USMC ran while he was home. On this day, runners relinquish their personal rewards for something bigger than themselves. In each step, they honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country. With their help, Team Chris continues to honor the fallen and support the troops!
Both Run Around the Lake & I Did the Grid are local races for me, both men were from Long Island so these both hold a very special place in my heart.
If you aren’t a runner or maybe this isn’t your thing, you have another way to help out Veterans this Veteran’s day! We are linking up with Great Clips. With more than 3,800 salons throughout the United States and Canada, Great Clips is the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 35,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips customer care system and advanced technical skills. Great Clips salon owners and corporate office are dedicated to our salon communities with a focus on philanthropic and volunteer activities.
Active or retired military members get free haircuts or a free haircut card on November 11th, and any customer who gets a haircut at Great Clips on November 11th receives a free haircut card to give to a veteran. Only veterans and active members of the military are eligible to redeem the free haircut card. Family members of said military members do not qualify. This is the third year Great Clips is running this promotion, and Great Clips is the only major salon brand that offers customers a way to thank the veterans in their lives!
Find your local Great Clips and make a haircut appointment for Veterans Day, November 11.
Do you have a veteran or active military member in your life that you would share the free Great Clips haircut card?