Registration on the day of the ride begins at 6:30am. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:00am. Come early as the veterans look forward to the warm reception they always receive from the citizens of Wallis, the Schlumberger Cycling Club and all the cyclists who come and join them for this special ride.
Official Ride Jerseys will be on sale at event for $70 each. The event also hosts a terrific Silent Auction where buyers can get great deals on meals, hotels, sporting events, etc. while supporting the Independence Fund. If you are staying around for the evening you are also invited to come visit with the veterans at a good old Texas BBQ at Regal Ranch. Don't miss it.
We wish the government could provide our Veterans with the rehabilitation equipment they really need - but that is not the reality. The Independence Fund, with your help, buys equipment which will provide Veterans with the utmost independence - whatever it takes to help our brave men and women come back to a normal and independent life.
All Terrain Chair Initiative
Countless Veterans who have lost their mobility now have a chance to reexperience the outdoors with the help of these marvelous all terrain wheelchairs. No longer must our Veterans be confined to the pavement! Fishing, hunting, going to the beach, even playing with their own children in their backyard are all now possible - sweet Independence!
Hyperbaric Treatment Initiative
In 2013, The Independence Fund began its HBOT initiative. The concept is that by increasing the level of oxygen carried in the blood increases the level of healing. The initial block of treatment ranges from 4-6 weeks and then requires the occasional tune-up. Fundraising for the HBOT program is one of the top priorities for the fund in 2014.
The Independence Center
Palm Key is a serene getaway near Beaufort, SC located between the marshes, maritime forests, nature trails, fresh and brackish water ponds and boasts a myriad of wildlife. After caring for thousands of veterans, The Independence Fund has a vision to establish a center where our severely wounded could truly have a chance to heal their bodies, their minds and their spirits - a place that can help reconcile their sacrifice with their service.
Be A Hero 4 A Hero
Are you looking for a way to help others in need? Encourage your wedding guests, employees or family members to donate to the Independence Fund in place of buying gifts or sending flowers. Create your cause or event donation page and help our nation's wounded veterans regain their independence.