John Sherrod completed a 70.3 mile swim\bike\run event for Active Heroes mission to end veteran suicide, in 92 degree weather! John released this press release about his journey:
The Douglasville Georgia law firm, Sherrod & Bernard, raised over $11,500 for Active Heroes, a top-rated charity with a mission to end veteran suicide in every state.
Sherrod did the half Ironman triathlon distance that includes a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run. The race took place at Coots Lake and the Comet Trail in Polk and Paulding Counties Georgia. Battling the long distance in the late summer heat, the 58 year old lawyer had the support of his family and Douglasville law firm.
Sherrod said, “My goal was to finish; but more importantly, to bring awareness to Veteran suicide.” Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day. Active Heroes nationally provides activities, peer guidance, and serves thousands of veterans at the Active Heroes Community Center. The charity is developing a retreat center to help heal post-traumatic stress.
All funds raised will be used to support the veterans returning home, those men and women who provide us with the freedom and safety we enjoy in our country. “Too many of these soilders return home and are forever changed, unable to adapt and can’t recover from the harsh realities of combat,” Sherrod said.
The donations, the prayers, and the support from his friends got him to the finish line. “The heat was brutal and I wanted to stop but I kept going because the cause was too important, added Sherrod.
John, you have helped so much. We would like to thank you for your diligence and hard work, not to mention your resiliency as you completedthis feat. We salute you.
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About Active Heroes:
Active Heroes is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered in Louisville, KY with a mission to reduce veteran suicide in every state. Active Heroes provides national activities, national peer – mentors, serves thousands of veterans at the Active Heroes Community Center and is developing a retreat center to help heal post-traumatic stress.