On May 18th, Team ERA Mudders completed a Tough Mudder in Jacksonville, Fl. Four hours. Twelve miles. Working as a team to make it through obstacles like Everest, the Gauntlet, and ElectroShock Therapy.
The day was a culmination of months of training – to prepare for an event where the challenges are are as much mental as physical.
“In my leadership position, I’m always heading up the team. The Mudder taught me that it’s OK not to have it ‘all together,’ and that sometimes leaders need to rely on others for help.” Stephanie Bellanova.
The ERA Mudders did more than rock the course, they raised more than $7,500 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. To date, Tough Mudder participants have raised over $5 million to support thousands of warriors returning from the battlefield.
Every dollar raised for the WWP is well spent
- Providing combat stress recovery programs
- Adaptive sports programs
- Benefits counseling
- Employment services
These programs and services aid in brave Americans’ transition from service-connected injury to civilian life.
In training and fundraising for the Mudder, Stephanie and Linda demonstrated the core belief that drives us at ERA Central. We strive everyday to be part of something bigger. It’s a goal that isn’t possible without relying on your team.
“Talk about a life-changing event! I participated in this Tough Mudder to be part of something bigger for ERA and the Wounded Warrior Project and if has forever changed my outlook on teamwork and reaching outside of my comfort zone. So thankful to have been part of it!” – Stephanie Bellanova