FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2015
Contact: Heather Sliwinski
Warminster Teen Aims to Raise $5,000 for Wounded Veterans
WARMINSTER—Log College Middle School student Luke Sliwinski, 14, has set his sights on raising $5,000 to benefit ill and injured veterans through the Wounded Hero 5K on June 13 in Warminster.
This is the third year Operation Ward 57 hosts the Wounded Hero 5K. Proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit’s programs that support wounded service members, veterans and their families through financial assistance, comfort and morale events and more.
The teen is already halfway to meeting his ambitious goal. Since the event’s inception in 2013, Sliwinski, a Staff Sgt. in the Young Marines, has increased his fundraising goal annually and has raised a combined $5,000 in the past two years. Additionally, each year Sliwinski pays homage to injured veterans and service members who made the ultimate sacrifice through his participation in the race. This June, Sliwinski is honoring 18 veterans during the 3.1 mile course.
“Each year I do my best to try and raise as much money as possible to help our wounded heroes,” said Sliwinski. “It is because of the brave men and women who serve that we live in freedom and this race offers me a chance to honor them and say thank you for their sacrifices.”
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. To learn more or to support Sliwinski’s fundraising efforts, visit bit.ly/sliwinski57.
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.