In the spirit of having just celebrated Veteran’s Day, we wanted to compliment that with a post about a great charity we found out about not too long ago. The DAV 5K Run to Honor Veterans is a fantastic annual event hosted by the Disabled American Veterans nonprofit organization. These events happen all over the US including Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Tulsa, and Newport News.
The DAV 5K Run to Honor Veterans is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride that thanks those who served and raises awareness of the issues our ill and injured veterans face every day. The DAV 5K National Series is presented by DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a nonprofit organization that helps more than 1 million veterans in life-changing ways each year.
The events help further the mission of Disabled American Veterans to ensure our injured heroes are not alone on their road to recovery. When you participate in the DAV 5K and encourage others to support this event, which helps the lives of our wounded American heroes who have sacrificed for our freedoms. Gamma Ray Media is a proud sponsor of this initiative and we thought we’d share to help raise awareness for not only the events but the organization as a whole. Highlights included participation from our Gamma Ray-sponsored runner and former Marine Captain Nathan Kerr as well as radio hosts and local favorites ‘Southside’ Steve and Brandi Britain from Atlanta’s own Rock 100.5.
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. In 2015, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for themselves and for veterans, their families and survivors. All services are provided free of charge.
DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.
With 1.3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keep the promises made to them.
The DAV 5K helps further the mission of the DAV to ensure our injured heroes are not alone on their road to recovery. When you participate in the DAV 5K and encourage others to support this event, you are investing in the lives of our wounded American heroes who have sacrificed for our freedoms.