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As part of my Love and Respect for our Veterans, Past and Present, I have joined the Boston Red Sox Run to Home Base Program with my employer: Technical Communications Corporation in Concord Massachusetts.
The Fenway Park or "Virtual" event date for 2022 is July 30th and the runners and walkers may chose their own path this year.
This event which is sponsored by the Boston Red Sox in cooperation with Massachusetts General Hospital , raises money for Veterans recovering from PTSD and suffering from "Invisible Wounds of War" . Help is also offered to families struggling to help their loved ones or cope with the loss of a family member. Initially, this program which is of no cost to the Veterans was created for Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan , it has since expanded to all Veterans of Active duty, including Korea and Vietnam. I will continue photographing the Veterans Memorials in Massachusetts to preserve the memory of our Soldiers who have sacrificed for our Freedom.
I am participating in the Boston Red Sox Run to Home Base event to raise money for veterans with PTSD.
The event typically takes place at Fenway Park and Boston and we walk or run around Boston, ending up at Home Plate at Fenway Park. The program raises money to support the Red Sox Foundation in cooperation with Massachusetts General Hospital, which has a program to help Veterans and their families cope with PTSD. This "Proven" program has been in operation for the past 11 years and has saved many lives.
My intention is to walk from the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, New Hampshire to the Veterans Home in Tilton New Hampshire. The walk/run around Boston is 5K or 3.1 miles, I will be walking 13 miles, going the "Extra, Extra Mile" for our Veterans.
I chose my starting point as the NH State Veterans Cemetery because the Cemetery is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year on September 24th and I an honored to be on the 25th Anniversary Celebration Committee
Please follow the Link below to sponsor me for my walk on July 30th
Boston Red Sox Run to Home Base 2021: NH State House to NH Veterans Home
The 2021 Red Sox Home Base fundraising has concluded - with an amazing year behind me. I was made Team Captain with my Employer Technical Communications Corporation and our team raised over $14,000 - keeping us in 10th place of all fundraising teams. Personally, with the efforts of friends, family, and contacts through my research at the NH State Veterans Cemetery - My Daughter Laura and I raised over $3500.
Thank you One and All for your Generosity.
Run to Home Base - 2020
I started promptly at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in front of the Gold Star Families Memorial at 10:00 AM on Saturday September 26, 2020
. I chose this memorial because the Home Base event always starts with a Salute to the Gold Star Families, and Yesterday was Gold Star Mothers Day. I followed the Rail Trail from Boscawen to Franklin . Several times the rail trail would come close to Route 3 and I would hear honking, really made me smile and helped me keep my pace.
In Franklin I exited the Rail Trail and continued on Central Street in full view of the passing residents, more honks and encouraging shouts J By 2:30 I started up Clark Street, a bit of a hill for the last stretch, but with the help of a walking stick I made it up to Winter Street in Tilton where the Veterans Home is.
As I turned onto Winter Street I saw 6 Veterans on the lawn cheering me on shouting “Thank You!, almost there J” At the driveway to the Veterans home (another hill lol) there were about 20 Veterans on a balcony clapping and the staff had set up a Finish Line Ribbon for me to break through J At the entrance to the Veterans Home was Fred Caruso, the DJ from MIX 94.1 , several staff members and a Residents Council to present me with a Frame of the Home Base Logo with signatures.
As I handed the Flag to the resident Veterans, I said the Pledge of Allegiance and handed over the flag along with the bracelets and Lapel pins (Thank You so much!) This year I raised Mayflower Money ($1620.00) and was quite pleased with my result. There are 2 ways to be successful in the Home Base event, One with Donations and the other with awareness. The MIX 94.1Radio spot was very successful in making the local residents aware of the Home Base program.
RUN TO HOME BASE INTERVIEW MIX 94.1.MP3
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