Thank you for visiting my fundraising page, it really means a great deal to me that you are here!
The catalyst for me to fund raise for this event came from one of the biggest sources of inspiration in my life, my Dad, Ken Pereira. For anyone who does not know, he passed away last August having battled cancer for several months. He fought very hard, and showed more strength than I knew was possible.
Since his passing I have wanted to give back in a way that is meaningful, that impacts the lives of others, and that my Dad would be proud of. If you knew my Dad, he probably impacted your life in some way, through finding common ground, swapping stories, and of course cracking a few jokes and having lots of laughs.
I decided to put my energy into pushing myself to do something I have never done: an Olympic distance triathlon. I liked the metaphor because I felt my Dad always guided me though murky waters, showed me how to shift gears to solve tough problems, and run through any obstacle. He also aided my sense of humor.
I will be competing in the Cranberry Trifest 2017 - Olympic Triathlon. This event is Sunday August 20th, 2017. Ted Williams Camp, 28 Precinct St, Lakeville, MA.
Homes for Our Troops was a charity my Dad was very passionate about. It meant a lot to him to give back to those who give so much of themselves each and every day. Its a passion that I have learned to appreciate and share. I ask you to consider giving a dollar, five dollars, whatever you can to help those who defend our country.
I want to sincerely thank you, by donating you are doing a number of things: You are motivating me to train harder, to get faster, and to never lose sight of the goal. You are remembering my Dad, a man who did so much for so many people during his life. Finally, you are also helping an incredible cause! Feel free to tweet, post, share etc!
Homes for Our Troops Mission:
To build mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans Post-9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated to Homes for Our Troops has gone directly to their program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.
Please join me in my efforts to support this wonderful organization!
- Jack Pereira