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Tallahassee, FL, United States, 2010/08/28 - The National Society of Pershing Angels, Inc. (NSPA) announced today plans to host a 5K Walk to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project on September 25, 2010 in Washington DC, Baltimore, MD, Chesterfiled, VA and Atlanta, GA.
"This is the first time NSPA has hosted an event of this scale,” said Raja Nelson, NSPA Commanding Officer and U. S. Army Veteran. "Proceeds from this 5K will help provide life-saving resources for medically underserved people."
The cost for adults is $25. Registration forms and checks, made out to The National Society of Pershing Angels Sorority, Inc., can also be mailed to: PO Box 25412, Richmond, VA 23260. Participants can donate to the cause at WWPProudSupporter.kintera.org/nspaatlanta. All donations are tax deductible.
“On behalf of the injured service members, we want to thank The National Society of Pershing Angels for their dedication to our nation’s heroes. Their commitment is helping ensure the tremendous personal sacrifices service men and women make for our country are not forgotten,” said Wounded Warrior Project Executive Director Steven Nardizzi.
To date, over 34,000 members of our nation’s armed forces have been physically wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Studies estimate that more than 300,000 will suffer from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. These injuries are often devastating, leaving a formerly active young man or woman unable to care for themselves. While grateful for their return, the round-the-clock care required to treat these wounded warriors often falls on their families, giving caregivers no choice but to leave their jobs and forego healthcare of their own.
WWP provides programs and services to assist injured veterans and their families during their recovery, rehabilitation and transition. Whether through caregiver retreats, combat stress programs, career and education services, or adaptive sporting opportunities, Wounded Warrior Project’s vision is to help make this generation of wounded warriors the most successful and well-adjusted in our nation’s history.
About The National Society of Pershing Angels, Inc.
In 1964, a group of 30 ladies started a society at Morgan State College (now Morgan State University), and by February 9, 1965 they were recognized as what is now the ONLY national drill sorority, The National Society of Pershing Angels, Inc. The motto of NSPA is to foster the spirit of friendship and cooperation among the women in the military department, and to maintain a highly efficient drill company.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, apolitical organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.