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Run for Wounded Heroes

Fontis Water is more than proud to be the official water sponsor of the 2016 Run for Wounded Heroes. The Run for Wounded Heroes, Inc., formerly known as Run for Wounded Warriors, Inc., is the inspiration of Jonathan Borden of Kennesaw, Georgia. On Memorial Day 2009, a 17 year-old senior Naval JROTC cadet at Kennesaw Mountain High School, Jonathan watched several biographies about severely wounded service men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Jonathan was deeply moved by those bios and he was personally challenged to do something for those wounded heroes. In 2010 he and his family and friends, held the inaugural Run for Wounded Warriors in which more than 400 local runners participated. Last year approximately 1700 runners participated in the race, raising more than $13,000 dollars to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). $5,000 was donated to KSU’s veterans scholarship fund, and $1000 to Kennesaw’s Veterans luncheon. This year’s race donations will go to Disable American Veterans, United Military Care, KSU’s veterans scholarship fund and Kennesaw Veteran’s Day luncheon. More than $75,000 has been donated to WWP in five years. These donations make such a difference in these hero’s lives. You can learn more about this year’s race here.