Project Hero Washington D.C. to Virginia Beach Challenge

BY The Anthony R. Abraham Foundation

May 29, 2017

On Behalf of the Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, it is such an Honor and Privilege to have the opportunity to participate in the Project Hero Washington D.C. to Virginia Beach Challenge.

The Wounded Veterans participating in this Challenge will be cycling over 350-plus miles through Virginia in the 10th United Healthcare Memorial Challenge presented by Boeing Corporation which kicks off with V.P. and Mrs. Mike Pence and VA Sec. Dr. David Shulkin
The Pence’s oldest son is in the Marine Corps and Dr. Shulkin has been a leader in public/private partnerships to eliminate veteran suicide including an authorization memo with VA Medical Centers and Project Hero.

More than 150 wounded veterans and supporters will begin a more than 350-mile ride from Washington D.C. on Monday, May 29. The 2017 “United Healthcare Memorial Challenge presented by Boeing” benefiting the injured veteran riders of Project Hero, is a non-competitive, therapeutic bike tour that will traverse from Washington D.C. to Manassas, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Williamsburg and then to its conclusion in Virginia Beach on June 3.
Project Hero is a national nonprofit organization that helps veterans and first responders affected by injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery and resilience in their daily lives.

Riding through historic sites, civic centers and local attractions, the riders make the journey with hand cycles, recumbent cycles, adaptive bikes, traditional road bikes and custom tandems.

This is the second opportunity I have had to ride with the Project Hero Veterans in the Washington D.C. to Virgin Challenge with my dear friend and Founder of Project Hero John Wordin.

We are working hard on a major project for South Florida which you will hear more about during the Untied States Conference of Mayors meeting which will be held in Miami Beach in mid June. The Abraham Foundation believes so strongly in the need to provide every type of service that benefit our men and woman of the armed services and our first responders who have sacrifice so much for us .

On Memorial Day we should take a time to share a silent moment with family and friends to reflect on all those brave men and woman who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives.

We salute you on Memorial Day for giving America the most treasured gift, our Freedom to be Americans.
God Bless You all and God Bless America.

Thomas Abraham
Anthony R. Abraham Foundation

We want to extend our deepest thanks to all the Supporters of Project Hero : Supporters include United Healthcare, GE, United Airlines, USO, Hero Miles, Tawani Foundation, Disabled Veterans National Foundation, Scott USA, Uhaul, Bike Nashbar, Pactimo, Macy’s, Shimano, Boeing, Strohman Enterprise Garmin, Camelbak, Rocktape, Parktool, Speedplay, Geico, Chamois Butter, Hutchinson, Kenda, Pepsi, Gatorade, Soldier Fuel, ICC, R4 Alliance and is the creator and founding partner of the Warrior Games.

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