Donate to provide a Heart of Mercy & Compassion and a Mini Stuffed LCC K-9 Comfort Dog to Disabled Veterans
LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry has been invited to attend Leon’s Triathlon for injured veterans. Leon’s Triathlon is hosted each June in Northwest Indiana. It is a two-day event with the injured military camp held on Saturday, June 4th, and the opening ceremony and triathlon on Sunday, June 5th.
The event means a great deal to the veterans and U.S. servicemen and women who participate:
“Leon’s triathlon was my first ever triathlon, and after that, I became addicted. The feeling I got crossing that finish line changed my life and my perspective. It was the start of a whole new chapter in my life. It started me on a path that has opened more doors than I thought possible. Just this year, I became the men’s wheelchair National Champion in paratriathlon. No matter where I go in my racing career, I will always be out there at Leon’s Tri.” Eric Fife (veteran with Spinal Cord Injury)
“I've raced in Marathons all over the United States in my racing chair, biked in competitions in Ohio and Michigan, and swam short distance at Wheelchair Games. Being able to compete in Leon's Triathlon fulfilled my bucket list to put all those events together in one competition. When I finished, my competition buddy's, Alisha, mom said, "You are now a Triathlete "- I couldn't stop smiling and nodded in enthusiastic agreement.” Holly Koester (veteran with Spinal Cord Injury)
“As an individual living with a physical disability, my amputation presents challenges and opportunities every day. In 2018, I met the Dare2tri family by chance at Leon’s Triathlon, my second tri ever. That day changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined! I will forever be grateful to Dare2tri and my family. I’m always looking for new ways to give back to such an inspirational and loving community!” Uriah Steffen (BK amputee, civilian)
We are thankful for these men and women who served our country with courage, dignity, dedication and sacrifice to protect our freedoms and keep us safe. This year, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry and Hearts of Mercy & Compassion would like to honor and show our appreciation to the 400 veterans who are participating in this year’s Leon’s Triathlon by giving each participant a Heart of Mercy & Compassion (HMC) and an LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry mini stuffed dog.
The cost for a Heart of Mercy & Compassion and LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry mini stuffed dog for each participant is $20.00. If you would like to help cover the cost, as we show support for the 400 veterans and U.S. servicemen and women who will participate this year, please donate.
Thank you for your generous support of these amazing triathletes!