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Generations United: A Family's Journey from Service to Support

Alex Sweasy’s large family is always teaming up to support the community. But her decision to sign up as a team captain for the DAV 5K was deeply personal. 

“Not only do I have a lot of friends and family in the military or who have served, I have seen the aftermath of what men and women endure physically and mentally years after serving,” said Sweasy.

Sweasy formed her team, the Pacemakers, by asking family and friends to join her. She was even able to get her boyfriend, who doesn’t like to run or walk, to participate because of the good cause.  

“I asked my boyfriend if he loves America and how much he cares about disabled veterans.  Once I said that, there was no doubt that he would participate!”

Here are a few tips from Sweasy on how to have a successful fundraising team:
•    Make it fun. Create a team theme. This year, the Pacemakers theme is red, white and blue.
•    Start fundraising and recruiting for your team as soon as possible. Time flies!  
•    The most effective way to fundraise is to reach out to other family members via text or social media, who may not be able to participate but want to show their support. 

Last year, the Pacemakers raised $110 for the DAV 5K.  This year, their goal is $150.
Join the Pacemakers at the DAV 5K!  Grab your family and friends, and form a team for the DAV 5K to honor America’s veterans. Click here to register today!

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