Wounded Warrior Project Carry Forward 5K

2020 is now on its third quarter. I still can’t believe how much this pandemic has changed our world … the good, the bad, and even the ugly. We have seen across the news, as well as social media how people and brands are rallying to do something good as well as give back to our community. On the other hand, we also have the left and right bad news all around us. Then there’s the ugliness of hate, corruption, and everything negative. I don’t know about you, but there are times I can’t help but feel overwhelmed. Especially considering I have kids and I can’t even imagine what kind of world awaits them in their future.

Obviously, there’s not much that I can do about that. I can’t fix or try to fix something that hasn’t taken place. What I can do is make a difference now. Set an example. Show them there’s still good out there. After all, the good is out there. We just need to amplify that. Now more than ever that we need to try harder and make this world a better place.

My favorite charity and veterans service organization Wounded Warrior Project is hosting a virtual Carry Forward 5K to honor and empower wounded warriors and their families. As a military wife, I had my fair share of struggles. I also personally know friends who have had problems transitioning from being in the service to going back to a civilian lifestyle. Then there’s my mom who also served and came home like a completely different person. Whether they’re active or retired, wounded physically, and or having mental struggles, our service members needs our support!

WWP or much better known as the Wounded Warrior Project was founded in Roanoke, Virginia by a group of veterans and their friends. Since 2003, they have been tirelessly taking action and advocating to help injured service members, and improving the lives of our nation’s finest and their families.

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WWP provides care to those who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, and wounds that are co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001. While that may seem limiting, they have more than 20 programs and services in addition to their valuable resources offered.

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Our service members need our support, and WWP is doing its best to transform the way America’s injured veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in our communities. This year, they are hosting a virtual Carry Forward 5K to help bring awareness to the cause and raise funds for their current and ongoing projects—and you can help!

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This opportunity is one of the most powerful, one-of-a-kind events you’ll ever experience. Show up and step up for veterans! Let’s make a difference. Now, more than ever that we need to try our best to make the world a better place. WWP Carry Forward 2020 is in full swing. Join me and help put this mission into motion:

Virtual: bit.ly/joinwwpvirtual
San Diego: bit.ly/JoinWWPSanDiego
Nashville: bit.ly/joinwwpnashville
San Antonio: bit.ly/joinwwpsanantonio
Jacksonville: bit.ly/joinwwpjacksonville

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Help me put the WWP mission of honoring and empowering wounded warriors in motion by learning and sharing about the Wounded Warrior Project and Carry Forward.

This post is made possible with support from the Wounded Warrior Project. All thoughts and opinions are as always, solely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support AngelaRicardo.com


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  • Heather

    I’ve never heard of this project before but what an incredible cause! I have to look into it more!

  • khoingn | The BRoad Life

    The first time I hear about a project like this, but it’s such meaningful. Thank you a lot for sharing this!

  • Bill

    I love everything that Wounded Warrior Project does for our veterans who have given so much to this country. Carry Forward is just another great example.

  • Krysten Quiles

    Wow I absolutely love this. Thank you so much for giving us this great info and ways to help veterans out.

  • Fiona Cambouropoulos

    A great cause and some lovely fitness sponsorred activities here. All the best with the upcoming 5k event.

  • tweenselmom

    This project is definitely a great way to honor all the wounded warriors and their families! I’m interested in participating in this, thanks for sharing this with us!

  • Rose Ann Sales

    You’re right.. There’s good outside,we just need to amplify it. Love your points.

  • Emily Fata

    What a great initiative to remember the sacrifice America’s veterans have made, and to help them when in need.

  • Matt Taylor

    That is such an awesome cause. I will have to check my schedule and see if there are any local events going on here that day. If not I can also just do my own 5k. haha and donate online.

  • Gervin Khan

    Wow, this sounds like a nice and a lot of fun virtual event to attend to. I am wishing all the goodness for WWP organization, will also share this with others.

  • the joyous living

    i am so proud of our nation’s warriors and heroes! thanks for supporting them by posting this.

  • Bella

    What an amazing charity i love helping charity its so nice to do! I always love doing the 10 km run for diabetes every year.

  • World in Eyes

    It sounds so interesting to know more about..they definitely are trying to do an amazing work for the warriors…glad to know about it…

  • Lyosha

    Everything changed so much. A lot of races went virtual and it’s the closest we cold get so far. here we are allowed to have public runs (with precautions and steps we need to follow but still) starting Aug 1st,

  • Brianna

    They have the best mission! I worked with so many people who were a part of this!

  • Melanie

    I’ve heard about this program it sounds like it does so much good! Thank you for sharing about it!

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    This is an organization I’ve been a supporter of for many years. Being a military family, these organizations hit it home.


    What a great race. I have two sons in the military and I so agree that we need to support these guys.

  • Sherry

    I too am a military wife, my husband serves in the Canadian Armed Forces, and am thankful for programs like Wounded Warrior Project and the Canadian equivalent, Wounded Warriors. We all need to do our part to support those who serve and have served.

  • Matt Taylor

    Such an important cause! I will have to look more into it and see if there is an event nearby that I can do. If not, I will do my own 5k in honor of it.

  • Chei

    Wow! This is a great project! I will definitely share this to all of my friends and family.

  • Monica Simpson

    Sounds like an amazing organization. I would love to help donate or be apart of their 5k.

  • Stephanie Stebbins

    This is so great. My husband served in the Navy for twenty years and the support from everyone means everything!

  • Kileen

    The Wounded Warrior Project is one of my favorite foundations! We all owe a huge debt of gratitude towards our military!

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  • Marie Phillips

    This is such a great cause, and a run at that! What a perfect way to honor vets.

  • Emman Damian

    This is the first time I heard about Wounded Warrior Project. It’s a good initiative.

  • Kathy Kenny Ngo

    What a great project! I wish more people would do something like this.

  • Romy Schorr

    Wow! What an amazing organization, thank you for sharing what it’s all about.

  • TheHappyMommie

    A very nice initiative dear, wish you and the wounded warrior project the best of luck!

  • Krysten Quiles

    Oh wow this is so amazing! What an amazing way to help support those who have fought for us!

  • Toni Dash

    This is such a great mission!! I’ll definitely love to know more about it. Will check it out.

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    Nnnniiiccceeeeee….I believe I will be carrying a friend, this time around.

  • Stephanie

    I’ve heard about this over the years since it was founded only 3 hours from where I live. However, I’ve never participated in any kind of marathon or event like this. I just don’t have the stamina. So I’ll have to find other ways to show my support. Thank you for sharing more information about this.

  • Rachel

    This is such an amazing project and I’m sure an incredible experience to participate.

  • Shannon

    This is such a great cause to support! We need even more resources to help soldiers transition back into civilian life and protect their mental health.

  • Nkem

    I knew nothing about the WWP before your post, and I’m glad I know of it now. It seems like a necessary initiative.

  • Hayley Jukes

    What an amazing event for such a great cause!

  • Ambuj Saxena

    This is a novel concept of paying tribute to the Armed forces. This activity reminds me of a Bollywood movie titled “Dum laga ke haisha” that had a similar concept for married couples and it was linked to them being couples in the subsequent birth cycles.

  • Mariska

    Angela, your comment about your mom being a completely different person after her return, really shows again how the entire family makes sacrifices. This is such a worthy project and I am going to share this with family and friends. Thank you for sharing and reminding us about what’s important. xo

  • Josfolio

    A great initiative. It also greats awareness of what these people have done for us.

  • World in Eyes

    They are really very doing an amazing work for the warriors and no doubt in this..found it very interesting read..glad you shared it with us..

  • Chloé Arnold

    Thank you for sharing this! I had heard of WWP years ago, but sadly had somewhat forgotten about it. Would love to get involved in their mission!

  • Kuntala Bhattacharya

    Thats a very nice and noble initiative. Protecting and helping warriors are really important. My father was a military person so I understand this.

  • Daniel Sierra

    What a great project! Veterans truly need all the help they can get!

  • Emman Damian

    This is a great initiative. This is the first time I heard about Wounded Warrior Project. I hope to follow it more.

  • sincerelyjackline

    Sounds like such a great project and the concept behind it is very touching.