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Run for the Warriors raises money for fallen heroes' families

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JACKSONVILLE, NC (WECT) – The 8th annual Run for the Warriors event was held Saturday at Jacksonville High School.

Thousands attended the event to take part in the race festivities.

Since it started back in 2006, it has grown into a national race series with Run for the Warriors events from San Diego to New York City.

All proceeds benefit Hope For the Warriors, a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

The mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members.

Hope for Warriors has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for two consecutive years.

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