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November 6 | Hart Plaza, Detroit

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FIFTH THIRD 4STAR 4 MILE RACE

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Join us for the inaugural Fifth Third 4Star 4Mile Race in Downtown Detroit. All proceeds will support the Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition and Wins for Warriors Foundation. Register online at ArmedServicesSalute.com by November 4, 2016 at 11:59 pm to take part in this exciting event.

Registration fees include:

Food & Refreshments | Live Music | Veteran Services Expo

 

mission:

Wins for Warriors Foundation advocates for and invests in resources that engage veterans and their families to live a resilient life.

In August 2013, Detroit Tigers All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander announced a commitment of $1 million to launch Wins for Warriors. Wins for Warriors united with other philanthropic leaders in April 2014 when the organization participated in the launch of the White House's Joining Forces Initiative Impact Pledge.

I launched Wins for Warriors with a mission to empower those returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan who stand ready to continue to serve on behalf of all of us. By supporting their well-being and overall behavioral health, we can impact not just their lives but the lives of their family and work to build a healthier community for all.

 

HOW WE HELP

According to a study by RAND, approximately one-third of those who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan will experience Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Depression. This is attributed to more-frequent deployments of greater lengths, with shorter rest periods in between. Their research shows that an individual with any of those conditions is more likely to have other psychiatric problems and to attempt suicide.

The Department of Veterans Affairs released figures showing some statistics:

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According to a study by RAND, approximately one-third of those who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan will experience Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Depression

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30% of solider develop mental problems within 3 to 4 months of being home

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The Department of Veterans Affairs released figures showing that every day, 22 veterans take their own lives. That's a suicide every 65 minutes

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PTSD currently affects 2.2% of the population and 20% of post-9/11 veterans

While it is important to understand what the numbers show, it is also necessary to focus on the strengths of all veterans. There has been a shift nationwide to focus away from negative messaging centered around wounds and scars, instead highlighting skills and resiliency.

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RESULTS

The foundation has granted more than $650,000 since 2013 to projects supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of veterans and their families.

Wins for Warriors partners with organizations to provide mental health support for veterans and their families, while also using its platform to be part of the national movement to change the conversation and shift focus to the fact that all veterans can be game-changers!

Partnering with Wins for Warriors, Give an Hour continues to staff two positions on the ground in Detroit and the Richmond/Norfolk markets. Moving into the second year of this initiative, they continue to do a deeper dive to support the resiliency and well-being of post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families.

The investment in The Mission Continues will help empower teams of veterans to tackle tough challenges in Detroit and Norfolk, and support a Richmond veteran's six-month service and leadership Fellowship.

Wins for Warriors piloted weekend retreats for military families with young children based on an evidence-based program developed and executed by M-SPAN at the University of Michigan. This project aims to improve the resilience and well-being of Michigan’s military and veteran families.

Collaborating with the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation, Wins for Warriors engaged RAND Corporation in a year-long study analyzing gaps and barriers that exist in mental health services for veterans in the Detroit-metro area.

Wins for Warriors supported veteran families from Hampton Roads, Virginia, to stay at Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness for a five-day intensive therapeutic healing retreat.

 

JOIN THE TEAM

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GIVE

Find ways to give money, pledges or gifts in kind

GET INVOLVED

Volunteer your time with Wins for Warriors

FUNDRAISE

Start your own campaign and raise money for Wins for Warriors

PARTNER

Work with us to help our heroes

WARRIORS F.A.N. CLUB

This group of passionate young leaders who live in the greater Detroit area will not only have the opportunity to take advantage of unique experiences but also impact the lives of local veterans and their families.

More information on the F.A.N. Club coming soon.

 

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