On Saturday, November 12 over Veterans’s Day Weekend, seven members of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association, Northern Virginia Chapter (AFCEA NOVA) participated in the 2nd Annual Sweat for a Vet fundraising event to benefit our wounded veterans. Sweat for a Vet is a three-hour fitness event in which participants indoor cycle, row, or hand cycle along with high energy instructors and a live band. Air Force Major Chad Rogers led AFCEA NOVA’s Sweat for a Vet Team for a second year. Team AFCEA NOVA members include:

AFCEA NOVA Sweat for a Vet on 11/12/2011

AFCEA NOVA Sweat for a Vet on 11/12/2011

Ryan Cox Jake Zimmerman Omar Quintero
Steven Wells Paul Smith Stephanie Spano

Sweat for a Vet is hosted by Project VisAbility, a non-profit organization that promotes and advocates fitness for disabled veterans, athletes, and others with physical challenges, and took place at the Tyson’s Sport & Health fitness center in McLean, VA. Money raised for Sweat for a Vet will be used to provide fitness equipment for Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and other facilities supporting our Wounded Warriors’ rehabilitation.

Wounded veterans participated in this year’s event and shared their remarkable stories with those at the main event site in McLean and with those who joined in from around the world via live video streaming. “I really can’t describe in words what an incredible day it is,” shares NOVA Young AFCEAN President Ryan Cox, “It truly is a humbling and exhausting day, but to me well worth the miniscule three hours of sweat and pain I put in to help benefit our wounded warriors who truly deserve it and have given so much for me/us/our country.”

The AFCEA NOVA team raised close to $6,000, nearly doubling last year’s contribution to Project VisAbility. Collectively, Sweat for a Vet raised $110,000 for our Wounded Warriors, and donations are continuing to pour in. Congratulations to the AFCEA NOVA team for their efforts at Sweat for a Vet, and a big thank you to all those who supported this amazing cause.

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