Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Red, White & You" Events Planned!

It's never too late to support our wounded warriors by becoming a part of Road Warriors 2010, but this upcoming 4th of July weekend may very well be the most perfectly patriotic time to sign up and send a message to a wounded warrior! 
(photo: earlier this year, we set up a table so Pleasanton families could send Valentine's cards to our troops...we're doing it again!)

We are very excited about our two "Red, White and You!" events planned for Independence Day Weekend to get the word RW word out. As usual, we'll set up our info/sign up table, be waving Old Glory, passing out wounded warrior car magnets, bracelets, and homemade cookies. We'll also have cards and patriotic stickers ready for you to write a 4th of July card to go along with the quilt of valor I'm finishing up. 
My Quilt of Valor Is nearly finished.
If you are already logging miles for RW2010, stop by and let us know how it's going. And don't forget to tell your friends and neighbors to come and check us out. The US Department of Defense reports that since the year 2,000 we have 5,725 war wounded from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. These veterans need and deserve our support, thanks and sweat equity. Road Warriors 2010 can't get the job done without people like you, that's why we are excited to put together...

Our "Red White and You" events 

Saturday July 3rd 9:30-1:30 pm
Sunday July 4th 11:30-2:30 pm
near Delucchi Park
in Pleasanton CA 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tri For Fun Cheers & Tears

We are thrilled to have two new recruits putting in miles for our wounded warriors...local record setting runner Alex Summers (heading off to run cross country for UC Davis this fall) and very sweet Grace Todd, a student at USF who "just loves to run". We are grateful to have them onboard and wish them all the best in their wounded warrior fundraising efforts this summer. Stay in touch you two!

In addition to Alex and Grace, many triathlon participants and supporters were eager to learn more about our very cool way to raise money to support wounded veterans and send their kids to college.

Perhaps the most touching and reinforcing was the big man who stood silently at my table, reading the Wounded Warrior Project pamphlet. When he finished reading he looked at me at said, "This is good. No one ever did anything like this for us during Viet Nam." He didn't say anything else, because he couldn't. He eyes were filled with tears and he had to turn away. For me, he confirmed that what you are doing is so needed and valued. Thank you again to everyone who has decided to sweat, push a new limit, and commit to taking care of our soliders.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Beyond The Yellow Brick Road

I caught this cyclist tucked into an ocean of wild flowers along 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. It reminded me of Dorothy making her way between the poppies along the Yellow Brick Road. Now THAT is a cool place to ride a bike!

With the Pacific Ocean swirling away on his left and just out of sight of the photo, I can't recommend a more dramatic or unforgettable place to log miles for our wounded warriors than the Monterey Bay area.

Dave and I celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary there playing golf, hiking and oogling the Big Sur Coastline last week. I didn't log my 3 days of walking the courses at Pacific Grove, Black Horse or Poppy Hills, but I am counting those beautiful miles covered on the way to Pfeiffer Falls pictured in the first photo and along Spanish Bay.

Other news from road warrior known as PLC...she continues to receive generous donations from her big hearted friends and is feeling amazed and grateful for that.