Annual Race Benefits Programs for Veterans, Service Members and Military Families
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Hope For The Warriors 2nd Annual Charlotte Run For The Warriors presented by Sealed Air will take place Saturday, Dec. 2 at Independence Park. The event features a 5K and 1-mile walk and run with opening ceremonies kicking off at 8:45 a.m. All races are adaptive equipment and stroller friendly.
All proceeds benefit Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family, and hope to service members, their families, and families of the fallen.
Run For The Warriors is a race series open to civilians and military members, that honors the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and celebrates their strength and resolve. The series also provides wounded service members encouragement and the opportunity to pursue running, walking or cycling to assist in physical and emotional rehabilitation.
Wounded service members and Gold Star families all register for free. Discounts are available for service members and students. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your discount code.
“Hope For The Warriors was founded in North Carolina, so it’s always exciting to host events here while meeting members of the local military community,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of Hope For The Warriors. “Additionally, Sealed Air has been a longtime supporter of Hope For The Warriors and together with the Charlotte community, they are truly making a difference in the lives of veterans, service members and military families.”
For more than five years, Sealed Air has supported Hope For The Warriors through its Run For The Warriors Race series, annual Got Heart Give Hope gala and with countless community partnerships.
“We’re proud to support Hope For The Warriors and the services they provide to our military and their families, ensuring a smooth transition into civilian life,” said Jim Whaley, Sealed Air VP, Global Corporate Communications, Government Affairs and Sustainability. “Sealed Air believes in the power of partnerships to advance solutions to create a better way for life.”
For more than 11 years, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 13,000 veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including transition services, clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation, community development and engagement.
To preregister for the 5K or 1-mile walk run, visit hopeforthewarriors.org/charlotte.
About Sealed Air:
Sealed Air Corporation is knowledge-based company focused on packaging solutions that help our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, enables a safer and less wasteful food supply chain and protects valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.2 billion in sales in 2016 and has approximately 14,000 employees who serve customers in 117 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.
About Hope For The Warriors:
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 13,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 170 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.