June 2010 update: A big “thank you” to everyone who helped us raise $1,410 for the Home Base Program.
You don’t have to be a Red Sox fan to root, root, root for Boston this Sunday, May 23. That’s when the charitable Red Sox Foundation is hosting a Run to Home Base 9K to benefit the new Home Base Program. This critical program supports soldiers who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
If you have a loved one who is suffering with PTSD or TBI, you know that these invisible wounds affect not only the serviceman or servicewoman, but also their families and friends. That is why more than 2,000 runners (including me) raised a minimum of $1,000 each for the Home Base Program. To learn more — and to get help if you need it — head over to the Home Base Program website. For details about the run (or walk/jog, in my case), check out my Run to Home Base webpage. Next up on my race-preparation list is deciding what message to put on my shirt. Suggestions are welcome!