Eco-Friendly Tri-Forces Triathlon Launches to Help Veterans - Southern Maryland Headline News

Eco-Friendly Tri-Forces Triathlon Launches to Help Veterans


NORTH BEACH, Md., (March 25, 2010)—The Tri-Forces Triathlon recently launched its new website (www.triforcestriathlon.org), bringing to the public its vision to support veterans, service members and their families.

Co-founded by Charles Eggleston, US Army (Ret.) OIF wounded warrior and Elizabeth N. Lawton, US Navy (Ret.), the Tri-Forces Triathlon will be an eco-friendly event serving to raise visibility for non-profit organizations which support uniformed personnel and their families. By focusing on two of our Nation's top priorities --- our warriors and our environment --- Eggleston and Lawton say the intention is to ignite and sustain a consciousness of the eternal connections between the mutual well-being of our people and our planet.

The first Tri-Forces Triathlon will be hosted by the town of North Beach, in Calvert County, on June 19th. The town has embraced this effort in collaboration with its own Well-Weekend and Fitness Exposition to be held on June 19th and 20th. This is one of the many events Mayor Michael Bojokles has planned as the town celebrates its 100th year as a municipality.

In its inaugural year, the Tri-Forces team has set its sights on raising awareness and funding for organizations engaging in progressive and proven holistic integrative medical solutions toward healing Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Eggleston, Chairman and President, commented that he trusts this event will raise awareness for the stigmas surrounding PTS and TBI.

"I have seen how these 'invisible wounds' of war can tear apart the soldier and the family. I have experienced it first-hand," said Eggleston in a statement.

"Our goal here is to bring a comprehensive awareness to the concerns surrounding PTS and TBI as an imperative to explore all avenues of healing available through all modalities of care. I am very excited to be a part of something that will definitely make a difference—for our troops and for our communities," added Lawton.

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