Wounded Warrior

Dr Burdell and the Wellness Consultants are proud supporters of the Wounded Warrior project and the local Hero Half Marathon.

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The Second Annual Hero Half is scheduled for May 24, 2014. It is a Memorial Weekend Family Celebration that features a half marathon, 8K and 1.3 mile mini-marathon fun run. The event takes place on the lovely Community Chapel campus in Sweet Home.

Last year at the first annual Hero Half Marathon, with help of many sponsors, volunteers and participants, they raised $9,541.83. Checks were issued to each of three non-profits in the amount of $3,180.61 each to Operation Home Front, Wounded Warriors and Corporal Keaton Coffey Memorial Scholarship. The Greater Santiam Boys and Girls Club is our 501(c)3 pass through organization and a great partner.

There are plenty of opportunities for you to partner. Foremost they need cash sponsors who will help offset the costs of the event, so that proceeds can go directly to the charities. While they will accept any amount, $350 will reserve a spot on the back of our t-shirts and a space on our advertising board. They also need prize sponsors for runner prizes and items for our runners goodie bags. This year they are hoping for 500 participants. You can also Register a Team to Run or volunteer for the event.

If you have questions, or suggestions, please contact Rachel Kittson MaQatish about the benefits of sponsorship. (541) 258-3194 (message phone)

Pictures from the 2013 Hero Half Race:

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Wounded Warrior Project takes a holistic approach when serving warriors and their families to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. Through a high-touch and interactive approach, WWP hopes to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.

During the months of October and November 2013 our New Patient Special includes a donation of half of proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Other Veterans News:


War vet and double amputee embarks on inspiring journey
Rob Jones  wears a special shirt from the “Ride 2 Recovery” organization: “Team Rob: Survive. Recover. Live.” It’s the message of his cross-country bike ride, with the goal to raise $1 million to support wounded war vets through the Coalition to Support American Heroes, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, and Ride 2 Recovery. Rob was a Marine Corps combat engineer in Afghanistan, primarily tasked with finding explosives in the ground. Both of his legs were amputated after he suffered injuries from an IED blast. Rob began his trip last week in Bar Harbor, Maine and has thousands of miles to go. His brother Steven is following him in a truck containing supplies: “He’s my brother. I’ve got to support him…. I wasn’t doing anything half as important.” Rob says his hope is for other amputees to “see me doing it and know that it’s possible. Once you see that something’s possible it’s a lot easier to do other stuff.”

WWP Year in Review 2012