Friday, October 9, 2015

Purple Heart Dash 2015

My name is Wesley Pond with the Naval ROTC unit at UW. We wanted to make sure that we notified all UW departments of our upcoming charity 5k called the Purple Heart Dash. It will be held at the university, and will be in conjunction with the University's Veteran's appreciation week. The cost is $20 for UW students and employees.
     Our objective in hosting this event is two-fold. A portion of the proceeds that we receive as entry fees will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund who supports the families and service members who have been affected by severe, service induced injuries. They offer services such as financial assistance, rehabilitation, counseling, and more. For more information about the Semper Fi Fund and their programs and activities click HERE. A portion of the proceeds from this race will also go to Compass & Chart, the registered student organization responsible for hosting the event. Compass & Chart is comprised of Naval ROTC Midshipmen, Marines, and Sailors who wish to be more involved in community relations and promote our respective services. All money retained by Compass & Chart will be used in covering expenses for next year's race. 

     For more information on the event you can check out the Purple Heart Dash 5K Facebook Page, or visit our Registration page.