Our first annual Pull For A Soldier is over, and what an amazing event was had! Thank you to all of our attendees, sponsors and volunteers, and we can't wait to announce our details for next year's bigger and even better event!
PTSD is commonly known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It's what led to the death of a Soldier named PFC Kyle Marshall Farr in 2009. From that death was born a Foundation and a new meaning for PTSD: Permission to Start Dreaming.
Kyle's mother, Leslie Mayne, experienced the civilian version of post-traumatic stress after the loss of her son. There was no bringing Kyle back, but there was a way to honor his life and Leslie found it.
With the help of countless volunteers, family and friends Race For A Soldier, a half marathon contested in Gig Harbor, WA, was started in the fall of 2011. It wildly exceeded expectations, drawing an average of 1,500 runners every year. Since then, more than $145,000 has been contributed to organizations helping Soldiers and their Families recover from war and readjust to life back home.
In order to increase the scope of awareness and funding for this important cause, we introduce our newest event: Pull For A Soldier.