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5K race benefits injured veterans

April 12, 2010

KALAMAZOO--The Wounded Warrior 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday morning, April 17, on the campus of Western Michigan University. The event is open to the public and benefits U.S. service men and women who were severely injured while serving overseas.

Entry is $15 per person and includes a souvenir T-shirt. Race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. at the ROTC Building, next to the Health and Human Services Building on WMU's Oakland Drive Campus. The race begins at 9 a.m. Advanced online registration is encouraged.

The race benefits veterans of all branches of the service. It is intended to help raise both public awareness of the problems faced by severly injured veterans and raise funds to assist them. It is sponsored by the WMU Air Force and Army ROTC in conjunction with the Wound Warrior Project, a private foundation.

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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