Supporters of Home Base throughout New England are stepping up to raise funds for the program. Check out some of November’s “Home Team” community events where we will be next.
First Responder ‘No-Shave November’: All Month
For the second year, former Home Base patient, Purple Heart recipient, and Transit Police Officer Sgt. (ret.) Kurt Power is organizing a No Shave November event to raise awareness and funds for Home Base. Officers pledge a minimum of $100 and are granted a one-month waiver from the department policy restricting facial hair growth. Last year, they raised $15K for Home Base, and this year it’s expected to be much bigger! Currently, there are 17 police departments across Massachusetts participating in No Shave November, and it’s not too late to participate. For more information on how to join, e-mail Kurt here.
Veterans Day Cut-A-Thon: November 12, 2016
Various salons and shops across Massachusetts are hosting Veterans Day Cut-A-Thons. Participating locations will be donating a portion of their proceeds from the day to Home Base to benefit Post-9/11 Veterans and Service Members. Learn more about the two military parents who started it all here.
hOMbase Yogathon: November 18, 2016
Since 2012, the Home Base Yoga Benefit for Veterans has raised more than $70,000 in support of Home Base and the Service Members, Veterans and Families we serve. The event includes a yoga class taught by event creator Jacqui Bonwell and instructors Bill MacDonald and Danny Dwyer, a veteran from Easton who served in the Air Force, National Guard and Army. In addition to yoga instruction, the event includes live acoustic music, a guided meditation, a roll call and candle lighting in memory of veterans who lost their lives in service to their country. Yoga, which is recognized for its benefits to physical and emotional health and well-being, is one of the many mind and body services offered to veterans through Home Base. Sign up to participate today.
Swansea Total Fitness 5K Run/3K Walk: November 24, 2016
Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Thanksgiving 5k Run/3k Walk, hosted by Swansea Total Fitness. The event will take place on Thursday, November 24 and monies raised will benefit Home Base. The first 200 people to register receive an exclusive race t-shirt, and all participants receive a free 7-day pass to Swansea Total Fitness. The online registration fee for each participant is $25; participants can also register onsite, on the day of the event, for $30. For more information about the race or to register, click here.
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is a philanthropically driven organization dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness-based program, education and research. To learn how you can support Home Base, visit www.homebase.org/contribute.