A recent study found that nearly 320,000 U.S. military personnel deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan reported a probable traumatic brain injury. Nearly 21 percent -- or 300,000 service men and women -- are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and an estimated 11 percent of all injuries suffered in are amputations.
These “signature” injuries of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan mean extensive, long-term treatment and therapy, and the need for assistance and support will continue long after our troops are brought home.
Ninety cents of every dollar donated to Ride 430 Challenge participants goes directly to organizations dedicated to providing the kind of long-term support our modern veterans so badly need.
Our beneficiary organizations include:
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Services include specialized & adaptive equipment, adaptive housing and transportation, education and career assistance, therapeutic arts and sports rehabilitation.
The Knights of Heroes Foundation
Knights of Heroes empowers children who have lost a parent during military service by providing positive adult mentorship, character development, and lasting friendships forged during an annual wilderness adventure camp. Since 2007, more than xx kids have attended a camp.
The MARSOC Foundation
The MARSOC Foundation provided support to active duty and medically retired MARSOC personnel and their families, as well as to the families of Marines who have lost their lives in service to our nation.
The Foundation handles needs unmet by the government with an emphasis on building personal and family resilience and supporting the full reintegration of MARSOC Marines and Sailors following wounds, injuries and extended deployments.