Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wounded Wear and the Ironman Foundation - Raising funds for Wounded Warriors

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing Soonja Heber, who is an Ironman triathlete training to participate in the Ironman event in Louisville, KY on August 26, 2012. Soonja is raising money for Wounded Wear, a non-profit organization, which provides free clothing and clothing modifications to wounded warriors. The organization also raises awareness of the sacrifices made by America's wounded soldiers and their families.

Soonja herself, is a proud veteran and military spouse. And did I mention she's gorgeous? Here are some of my favorite shots from our shoot.








The Ironman Foundation was formed in 2003 as a 501c3 non-profit and makes philanthropic contributions of nearly ten million dollars to numerous beneficiaries across the globe. It's mission is "to leave Ironman's legacy through philanthropy, voluntarism, and grant making; by supporting various athletic, community, education, health, human services and public benefit non-profit organizations around the world."

As a military daughter and spouse, this cause is near and dear to my heart. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to donate my time to Soonja's efforts, and to help get the word out about Wounded Wear.

If you have a moment, I recommend watching this short video about the founder of Wounded Wear,  Lt. Jason Redman, a retired Navy Seal and wounded combat survivor.



To find out more and make a donation, please visit this link: http://ironman.kintera.org/louisville2012/soonja
Give what you can. Every little bit counts! And please help spread the word by sharing this post. Thank you!!

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12 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Powerful and wonderful.

MixedMolly said...

This is very awesomely awesome! I am heading off to share this post right now!! BTW - I absolutely love the last one of her riding.

Sarah Halstead said...

That is so awesome! Great shots.

Allison Barrett said...

Love WW! They are one of my favorite organizations that I love volunteering for. It is so great to see organizations helping our vets who are in need of jobs, who are disabled and who are homeless. Such inspiring photos you have captured, love!

xo,
Allison

Allison Barrett said...

Love WW! One of my favorite organizations that I love volunteering for. Not only do they help disabled vets, but jobless and homeless vets as well. Such inspiring photos you have captured, love!

xo,
Allison

Kim Cunningham said...

What a neat project! I love these, especially the panned shot at the end.

Mama Zen said...

Very cool!

LeiShell said...

Great shots. What a great cause.

Kim said...

This photos are really great. What a fantastic cause.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

I can't even begin to express how happy I am to see that you were able to do this for this amazing cause. May the Lord bless them all!

Tish said...

Wow!! These photos are amazing and you are right, she is gorgeous! What a great cause and how awesome that you can be apart of it!

Liz said...

What a wonderful foundation! I love your shots... the last one especially!!

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