Hello, warriors! Spring has sprung, and here with Fight the War Within Foundation, we have been buzzing with our upcoming event planning! We are so happy to share these upcoming initiatives with y’all. Since our start in 2020, we have put over $45,000 into events, which we call our “camaraderie” pillar. Having a space to be able to come to, to spend time with others who value a community that recognizes mental health and its weight, is a huge part of what we do. No one should fight their internal war alone. And sometimes, that means coming out and spending time with others who are also struggling! We aren’t just a community- we are a family! And you are a vital part of that!
Our second annual 5k/10k is coming up this Saturday in Savannah at Howe2Run! Whether you’re walking, rucking, running, or volunteering, we would love to see everyone come out! The weather is perfect- not too hot, not too cold….however she said it in Miss Congeniality is how we hope it will be! Bring your fur-babies, your kiddos, friends, and family! All registered runners will receive a custom Nine Line Apparel Race Shirt and a chance to win two raffles! Register today!
All registered runners (must be present to win), will be entered in a raffle to win 4 tickets to the July 7 Savannah Bananas Game AND a $250 Gift Card to The International Diamond Center! There’s still time to enter!
Our monthly Coffee and Camaraderie, with our friends Team Savannah for Veterans and Provisions4Patriots, will take place this upcoming Saturday, April 15th, after the run! Come on out to veteran-owned coffee shop, Tosa Coffee, in Richmond Hill! If you can’t make this one- don’t fret! We do these the 3rd Saturday of every month (pending holidays and other events). Don’t worry about the bill- come join us for coffee, tea, a smoothie, and some snacks, while meeting some great people in this community!
Do you know anyone that is going through a rough time? Sometimes, a pick-me-up can help shed light into someone else’s darkness. Join us on Saturday, May 6th, to help us do just that. Led by Miss Springfield Teen, Sydney Crawford, we will be teaming up to paint motivational stones (aka worry stones), to send to loved ones and friends that need a little bit of light. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there isn’t a better time to remind others that they are cared for and matter! Register today to participate, be a sponsor, or nominate a loved one to receive a stone in May!
Last, but certainly not least, we are teaming up with our friends at OPFOB to teach The Intervene Challenge on Saturday, May 13th. Every year, OPFOB lights a fire for 22 days, leading up to Memorial Day. This is to remember those that we loose to internal wars, and who are often forgotten or not recognized on Memorial Day. This year, Fight the War Within will be manning the fire from 0900 on Saturday, May 13th- 0900 on Sunday, May 14th! OPFOB will kick off our shift with a Coffee and Camaraderie event from 0900-1000, then we will teach The Intervene Challenge from 1030-1430! OPFOB is providing lunch and coffee! Stay after to hang out, relax, make some smores, or camp with us! Please register through the event link, so we can get a head count!
In all, this spring is action-packed with events, camaraderie, and community. Please come out to connect to us. No one should fight alone! Stay tuned for our summer newsletter! 2023 is kicking off awesome!
Fight on, Warriors.
As always, reach out to us if you would like to connect at firstname.lastname@example.org!