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Support Team Salute (Part II)

August 26, 2011 –

I wrote Part  1 of my support for Team Salute back in April. My first race for them was the 10 Mile Soldier Field Race. See my results HERE!

Part II is upon us this weekend in the form of the Chicago Triathalon. I have been training really hard over the past 3 months. I have never done a triathalon so I did one Sprint distance in June to warm me up for the Olympic distance I will tackle on Sunday. (To see the story on my Sprint distance race, click HERE)

Read more below on this phenomenal organization.

And I would ask one small favor. I have hundreds of people visiting my site each day. I would ask each of you for a small donation towards this great case. Every $1 matters. If everyone gave $5, we would have $1000 in no time. My donation page is HERE.

Thank you all and I will post the pictures from race day so check back. It is supposed to be a beautiful day!

I am running two of my races this year for a phenomenal organization called SALUTE. Both my 10 Mile Soldier Field Run and Chicago Triathalon will be to raise funds for this organization. My sister is a member of Salute and has introduced me to the wonderful people who started this mission. To donate to this wonderful cause, head over to my page HERE. I will be training and pushing my body to the limit for those who have sacrificed for all of us. If you want to be inspired, you need to hear some of the unbelievable stories of these true heros and how we can help!

Here is Salute’s mission and history followed by promo clip about the organization.


SALUTE, INC. passionately pursues meeting the financial, physical and emotional needs of military service members, veterans and their families. We strive to raise awareness of their sacrifices and provide a safety net to ensure every military family is treated with honor and dignity.

The History of SALUTE, INC.

SALUTE, INC. was founded in 2003 by Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf of Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Shortly after 9/11, Will, a Naval Reservist, was called to active duty and deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for thirteen months. The severe financial impact his deployment had on his family came as a startling revelation.

While Will was serving in Cuba, Mary Beth was overwhelmed with the magnitude of what she and their three sons were facing. In addition to the lack of finances, Mary Beth and her children coped with the fear of the unknown and the emotional strain caused by their separation from Will.

With the help, support and outpouring of love from family, friends, their church and their community, they were able to survive. Upon Will’s return, both he and Mary Beth felt the need to “give back” by helping others who were experiencing similar hardships.

In 2003, they decided to start an organization whose fundraising efforts would be based around a yearly Memorial Day Family Run/Walk. After sharing their vision with family, friends and pooling their resources, Salute was born!

SALUTE, INC. is now a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial support for our military men and women through a variety of fundraising activities.

Salute, Inc. Promo from SALUTE, INC. on Vimeo.

3 Responses to “Support Team Salute (Part II)”

  1. […] in here that it is not too late to sponser me and donate to this great cause. You can see the link HERE! And yes every dollar […]

  2. Darren says:

    What a great cause! Keep up the good work!

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