FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2015
Contact: Heather Sliwinski
5K Returns to Warminster to Support Wounded Veterans
WARMINSTER—For a third year, Operation Ward 57 is hosting the Wounded Hero 5K, an event that benefits the organization’s Honor & Courage program. This initiative supports wounded service members, veterans and their families through financial assistance, comfort and morale events and more.
In addition to a USA Track & Field-certified 5K course, there is a mile walk honoring the memory of a local Marine, 1st Lt. Travis Manion. Fun activities for the whole family will be taking place in conjunction with the race, including face painting, balloon animals, moon bounce and food. A concert featuring Joe Bachmann & The Tailgaters kicks off following the race.
Ill and injured veterans serve as guest speakers at this inspirational event. If you cannot attend in person, you can still show your support as a virtual runner.
“The Wounded Hero 5K not only supports wounded veterans and their families through Operation Ward 57’s programs, it also allows us to recognize them for their service and sacrifice,” said Honor & Courage Director Heather Sliwinski. “It’s our way of bringing the community together to say ‘Thank you.’”
What: The Annual Wounded Hero 5K benefits Operation Ward 57’s Honor & Courage program, which supports wounded service members, veterans and their families through financial assistance, comfort and morale events and more. woundedherorun.com
When: June 13, 2015, 10:00 a.m. (packet pick-up begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Where: Warminster Community Park: 300 Veterans Way, Warminster, PA 18974
About Operation Ward 57: Operation Ward 57 supports wounded, injured and ill service members, veterans, their caregivers and those that aid in their recovery by providing assistance and outreach in their recovery, comfort and morale, and through advocacy, education and promotion of their circumstances. Learn more at www.operationward57.org.