The Fallen War Heroes Memorial 5k – Raising Money for Rebuilding Warriors

December 20, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — roselleparkdental @ 3:37 pm

One of my patients is in charge of this fundraiser for injured veterans: the Fallen War Heroes Memorial 5k. As most of my patients know, this a cause that is very near and dear to my heart because of my time in the United States Air Force (USAF). The event was held in Lake Como, NJ and despite inclement weather, the memorial run had almost 900 runners and walkers.

The race raised over $25,000, a fifth of which was gifted to Corporal Scott Nokes from Neptune. Corporal Nokes lost his eyesight and both his legs from a rare illness contracted during his two tours of duty in the Middle East. A home is being built for him in Howell through the Steven Stiller Foundation

The rest of the money raised by the 5k was generously donated to Rebuilding Warriors, a non-profit organization that provides service dogs to veterans.

In attendance were New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy. After the race, there was a barbecue and a memorial service celebrating all those who lost their lives on 9/11. 

If you would like to join me in sponsoring or donating to this amazing cause, please visit: