Before the end of 2020, I will row 1,000,000 meters on a Concept2 rower to support the Catch A Lift Fund's mission to provide life-changing (and often life-saving) grants for gym memberships and home gym equipment for American veterans wounded in combat. I have seen with my own eyes the powerful impact a reconnection to fitness and health has for veterans facing life-altering injuries. The ripple effects to their families and communities is incaluclable.
Catch A Lift has provided more than 8,000 grants to veterans across America, and these heroes grind away week after week, month after month getting fitter, stronger and healthier. Literal tons of weight have been shed, countless prescriptions stopped, and fresh goals set and achieved. Although thousands have been helped, there is no shortage of need. Nearly 800 veterans have been approved for a Catch A Lift grant, but funding just isn't there. And the wait list builds every day.
The average annual cost for a single veteran in Catch A Lift's program is around $1,200. With your help, I am looking to raise enough to take 10 veterans off the wait list this year, to provide the means to allow just 10 men and women the chance to work hard and return to health and fitness.
Please give generously and Adopt a Rowing Segment. I am "selling" blocks of meters for just 1 cent per meter - a donation of just $25 gets you 2,500 meters, $50 gets you 5,000 meters, $100 gets you 10,000 meters, and so on. Even a $10 donation - just $10 - covers 1,000 meters. If all one million meters are spoken for through doantions totalling $10,000, I'll add 200,000 more meters to get the total up to $12,000!
You can learn about the great work of Catch A Lift at www.catchaliftfund.org, and you can always reach out to me directly. Thank you for your support. Please tell your friends, relatives and colleagues, and pass this on to everyone you know.