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Wounded Warrior Project: Soldier Ride, Increasing Awareness

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Raising Awareness of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), Soldier Ride: Tampa, Florida The WWP: To honor and empower wounded warriors. PURPOSE īTo raise awareness and enlist the publicís aid for the needs of injured service members. īTo help injured service members aid and assist each other. īTo provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. WWP helps warriors achieve independence and pursue an excellent quality of life. Soldier Ride is a WWP initiative that provides adaptive cycling opportunities across the country to help wounded warriors restore their physical and emotional well-being. WWP provides equipment and support to participating injured service members at no cost to the warrior. If Chapter Members, Team members, family or friends wanted to support the initiative, there was a nice web link to Soldier Ride for donations. It was a rewarding ride, not a race, because the warriors are the first riders following the lead vehicle. I was able to raise $575 for this great cause. All the Tampa riders raised over $40,000. I highly recommend this initiative! I was able to increase awareness for WWP and in a small way pay their courage forward.


Primary Author:

Gregory McClain, RN, BSN, CNOR
Registered Nurse Operating Roon, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
gregbjmc@tampabay.rr.com

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