FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Several dozen cyclists riding on behalf of nonprofit Team Foster, will put rubber to road for a 150-mile trek—Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.—to raise awareness and funds to help provide service dogs and other support for Veterans with visible and invisible wounds.
Over 20 Veterans and service members die by suicide every day. Service dogs can have a profound impact on Veterans battling the wounds of war. Team Foster raises money to fight for the unmet needs of injured and disabled Veterans by bringing together civilians, Veterans and highly trained service dogs who are bred, trained and placed by nonprofit Warrior Canine Connection.
Each of the riders has committed their time, training and are fundraising as a way to show support for Veterans who have served our country, many with personal connections and compelling stories to share.
Media is welcome to attend both the start and finish segments of the race to learn more about these cyclists and Team Foster, nonprofit responsible for organizing the ride.
Cyclists raising money to help provide Veterans with visible and invisible with highly trained service dogs and additional support
150-mile bike ride from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. to raise funds and awareness of Veterans’ needs
Saturday, April 29, 2023 – 7 a.m. departure
Arch Street, Philadelphia 19102
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Beth Bourgeois, Warrior Canine Connection, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-216-3206.
About Team Foster
Team Foster fights for the unmet needs of injured and disabled Veterans by bringing together civilians, Veterans and highly trained service dogs.
We do this by:
- Helping Veterans obtain highly trained service dogs they need at no cost;
- Providing grants for the unmet needs of Veterans and their service dog;
- Ensuring Veteran service dogs receive the highest quality training;
- Promoting awareness of service-related PTSD and TBI and advocating for the long-term needs of our Veterans.
Learn more at www.teamfoster.org.
About Warrior Canine Connection
Warrior Canine Connection is a pioneering organization that utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to empower returning combat Veterans who have sustained physical and psychological wounds while in service to our country. Based on the concept of Warriors helping Warriors, WCC’s therapeutic service dog training program is designed to mitigate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other challenges, while giving injured combat Veterans a sense of purpose, and help in reintegrating back into their families and communities. For more information, visit www.warriorcanineconnection.org.