16 September 2015

$20K Helps Iowa Remembers Warm Up for Sept. 27 5K!

Iowa Remembers, Inc., a Des Moines-area non-profit that funds an annual retreat for surviving military families of the Global War on Terror, was a $20,000 beneficiary of fund-raising efforts at the Sept. 9-10, 2015 annual convention of Group Benefits, Ltd., Urbandale, Iowa.

Iowa Remembers is best-known for its annual 5k Iowa Remembrance Run fund-raiser, which draws fields of more than 1,000 runners and walkers to West Des Moines' Raccoon River Park.

The 6th Annual Iowa Remembrance Run event is Sun., Sept. 27. Race start will follow ceremonies commencing 9:45 a.m. A signature array of flags and memorials lines the path to the finish line.

The public and media are invited to attend the event. Pre-race activities include a roll call of more than 100 Iowans who have lost their lives in service to their country since 2001. This year's speaker will be Mysty Stumbo, mother of U.S. Army Spc. Daniel L. Sesker, who was killed in action in Iraq April 6, 2006.

Registration for the run is open until Sept. 24. There is no day-of race registration. Click here to register on-line.

Sponsors for the race event include:
  • American Legion Riders
  • Casey's General Stores
  • Enlisted Association of the National Guard – Iowa
  • Fareway Stores, Inc.
  • Green Family Flooring
  • Group Benefits, Ltd.
  • Iowa National Guard Officers Auxiliary
  • MidAmerican Energy
  • Nationwide Insurance
Contributing organizations include:
  • American Legion Post 396, Bondurant, Iowa
  • RoadID
  • Fitness Sports, Des Moines
Volunteer organizations include:
  • American Legion Riders – Post 232, Polk City, Iowa
  • Wells Fargo Veterans Team Member Network
  • Team Red, White and Blue
  • Nationwide Insurance
In addition to survivor family retreats, Iowa Remembers also funds and organizes arts projects that commemorate and support Iowa service members and military families. For more information about the 501(c)3 non-profit organization, or to make a donation, e-mail: iowaremembersinc@live.com

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