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Slack By The Sea .5k Charity Run Raises Over $15K for Veterans

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The .5K 'Race' Held at Hopportunities Raised Funds for Help Our Wounded (HOW) Foundation, Supporting Veterans with Brain Injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - eTradeWire -- Slack by the Sea .5K announced today that the charity 'race,' held on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Hopportunities, raised $15,295 for the Help Our Wounded (HOW) Foundation, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities by advocating for and providing access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a means of treating brain injuries and abnormalities.

After their successful inaugural event in 2019, the beloved Slack by the Sea .5K returned this year, with participants, or costumed sleuth of sloths, "racing" around the promenade at Hopportunities, a beer garden in Delray beach.

"We couldn't have been more excited with the results of our 2nd annual Slack by the Sea event," said Shaun Hall, Co-Chair/Co-Creator of Slack by the Sea. "Not only did we raise more money than our inaugural event, but more importantly we were able to allow the HOW Foundation to help more of our beloved veterans! It didn't hurt that we got to have a ton of fun while doing that."

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Slack by the Sea .5K supports the HOW Foundation, which helps people with brain injuries and post-traumatic stress. These people are often suffering in silence, but they are a significant part of our community. For example, Palm Beach County alone has 6,480 veterans under the age of 60. The Veteran's Health Administration estimates 18% are suffering from post-traumatic stress, and 22% are suffering from traumatic brain injuries.

"We had the pleasure of hosting the Slack by the Sea Team as they prepared for their 2021 event," said John Macatangay, Owner of Hopportunities. "After seeing their commitment and passion for the HOW Foundation, a non-profit benefiting local veterans, I was truly humbled and honored to host such and amazing event.  We are super grateful for the volunteers, sponsors, event coordinators, and the attendees for making this year's event a success."

For more information on Slack by the Sea .5K, visit www.slackbythesea.org.

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About the HOW Foundation
The Help Our Wounded Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2014. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities by advocating for and providing access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Initially founded to support veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress, the HOW Foundation has expanded its mission in recent years to also assist concussed student athletes, concussed equestrians, and provide information on concussions to our community. For more information about the Help Our Wounded Foundation, please visit www.howfoundationsf.org or call 561-450-6213.

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