Tuesday, September 14, 2010

American Heart - Support Our Troops

Jon David appeared at the DC 9/12 March.  You can down load the song on itunes and a portion of the proceeds goes to Ride 2 Recovery, which helps injured servicemen. 

Mission of R2R

To improve the health and wellness of injured veterans by providing a life changing experience that can impact their lives forever.

"Getting together in groups and the resulting social connection is the royal road to recovery for combat veterans with psychological injuries", Dr. Jonathan Shay (PTSD expert and VA psychiatrist). Quoted in NY Times 1/2008


R2R supports Spinning® Recovery Labs and outdoor cycling programs at Military and VA locations around the U.S. to help injured veterans overcome obstacles they face. Cycling is an important part of the recovery and rehabilitation program for two reasons:

1.Cycling is an activity that almost all patients with mental and physical disabilities can participate.

2.Participation in the Ride 2 Recovery Program helps speed up the recovery and rehabilitation process.

Program provides Regional Training Clinics and Morale/Fundraising Events

Military and VA Gov’t will receive special discounted pricing on best-in-class Spinners and Recumbent

Bikes by Star Trac, road bikes by R2R, and specially adapted bikes by Alternative Vehicles. For all equipment sold, Companies will make a donation to R2R to expand the cycling programs in military and VA locations across the US

Morale, Welfare Benefits

The R2R Cycling program strengthens the body. It can reduce the experience of stress, depression, and anxiety. Dozens of scientific studies have demonstrated the relationship between exercise and mood. Exercise promotes arousal and relaxation, and improves quality of sleep. These conditions help the body recover from the stress response. The program also has many health benefits, including overall physical fitness.


Anonymous said...

I met these great warriors and rode with them on a one day ride and was impressed by their tenacity and their cheerfulness. I was honored to ride with them. And not that it should matter, but I'm just a liberal gal and proud to support my troops.

Just a conservative girl said...

There are things that we should all be able to agree upon. Supporting our troops among them.

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