Thousands Gather To Support Veterans In 5k ‘Walk For The Wounded’ Run

By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Several thousand people attended a 5K run in Media, Delaware County, to support veterans Saturday afternoon.

The $200,000 raised at the Walk for the Wounded and Warriors 5K run helps with the basic needs of returning war veterans.

“Saving their homes, protecting them from getting their cars repossessed, getting their utilities turned back on, providing food,” said Nick Constantino with Operation First.

But he says the biggest issues are the mental health effects of war.

“There’s a lot of ...

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9th Annual Walk for the Wounded in Media, PA

Hundreds of people will walk/run through Rose Tree Park Saturday, May 14, to raise funds to help wounded veterans and their families. Announcing the Walk for Wounded event are, from left, Tore Fiore, director of Destination Delco, Jean Koroly, Marine Corps veteran and guest speaker Brian Siegman, Council Chairman and veteran Mario J. Civera Jr., Walk organizer Nick Constantino, Marty Milligan and back row, Parks Director Marc Manfre, Council members Mike Culp, Vice Chair Colleen Morrone, John McBlain and Dave ...

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Walk For The Wounded set for May 14

Marine Corps veteran Staff Sgt. Brian Siegman commended the efforts of Operation First Response to help wounded veterans returning to civilian life, and urged residents to join the Walk for Wounded fundraiser May 14 in Rose Tree Park.

Siegman, the guest speaker at the 2016 Walk for Wounded event, was recognized by Delaware County Council when Council presented a resolution for Walk for Wounded.

“In Delaware County, we are dedicated to supporting our men and women in the Armed Services, and the ...

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Walk for the Wounded set for May 14 at Rose Tree Park

By Anne Neborak
aneborak@21st-centurymedia.com
@AnnieNeborak on Twitter

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> This year’s Walk for the Wounded at Rose Tree Park on May 14 will honor heroes who serve on the battlefield at home and on foreign shores.

Philadelphia police Officer Jesse Hartnett will be honored for his bravery by Delaware County Council. Hartnett, an East Lansdowne native, was ambushed by a gunman while on duty in his police car. The gunman said he acted in the name of Isis. ...

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Walk for the Wounded raises awareness of suicide among military veterans

By Kathleen E. Carey, Delaware County Daily Times

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Among the participants at Saturday’s Walk for the Wounded was a team representing one of the travesties organizers hope to combat.

Team Always Faithful raised over $1,800 for Operation First Response in honor of James Kalitz, a U.S. Marine and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran who commit suicide Aug. 31.

“His loss has broke the hearts of all who knew and loved him,” Peggy Baker, president of Operation First Response said. ...

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Ocean City, NJ Walk for the Wounded “Save the Date”

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8th Annual Walk for the Wounded

To benefit Operation First Response

September 24, 2016
Ocean City Boardwalk | Music Pier
Registration: 8:30 am | Walk Begins: 10 am

Together we have raised more than $400,000 to support our heroes.
We hope you’ll join us once again in supporting this incredible cause by:
Sponsoring the Walk
Advertising in the Dedication Booklet
Participating in the ...

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