You could take a varied sampling of the American population, put them in a room for a discussion, and they might never agree on when military force is warranted. One subject that is usually easier to agree upon is what to do for said armed forces when they return from sites of conflict. For any service member coming back home, having a sense of community and a sturdy support system are the building blocks required for reintegrating into society. This is where the Armed Forces Foundation comes in, having raised an annual donation base of $10 million to support service members and their families in the transition back to civilian life. Unlike other charities where tracking dollars can prove difficult, a reported 94 percent of each dollar raised goes back into the foundation’s programs. Today, there is a chance to support this cause that requires a little more than signing a check or dropping a couple of dollars into a bucket (although that is always welcomed) as the AFF hosts the 4K for AFF at TY Park (3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood).
Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the races begin at 8. You can run, walk, or stroll, and even kids are encouraged to attend, with a kids’ race scheduled. After the races, stick around for eats, drinks, and conversations. There is a $25 registration fee for adults and $15 for children. Visit classy.org/4KFORAFF
Sat., March 7, 2015