5K at Whiteman AFB to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

By NICOLE COOKE | The Sedalia (Mo.) Democrat | Published: May 16, 2014

The Whiteman Enlisted Spouses Club is hosting its second annual Whiteman for Warriors 5K next weekend, and all proceeds go to a cause that is special to those living and working at Whiteman Air Force Base.

The event benefits the Wounded Warriors Project, a nonprofit organization whose simple mission statement is “to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.” According to its website, the group raises awareness and gets help from the public for the needs of injured service members and provides programs and services to help meet those needs.

“I was the president of the club last year and I had always seen commercials for Wounded Warrior Project,” said WESC parliamentarian Sarah Christy. “My husband is an airman, and I thought ‘that could be my husband.’ We always knew we wanted to do something for the organization and the 5K came into play.”

Christy said there will be a nutrition station after the race for all participants with food, water and Gatorade. Each participant will also get a swag bag of coupons, samples, and snacks.

When asked why people should participate in the race next weekend, Christy had a simple answer.

“To support our troops,” she said. “Right now any extra support our troops can receive, especially in their time of need, is greatly appreciated.”

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