With Marathon Monday right around the corner, Dunkin’ is shining the spotlight on U.S. Army Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient Sgt. Kurt Power, who is running on Dunkin’ and representing Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, during Boston’s big race! Check out the below video to hear Kurt’s story and learn more about why he’s running this year’s marathon.
Power, who served in the Iraq War, said life after the war was devastating. After years of trying to cope on his own, he called Home Base and began attending therapy and couple’s counseling with his wife. “The clinicians at Home Base helped me tackle my issues from the war head on,” he said. “We worked to identify my specific sources of trauma from Iraq, discussed how they were negatively impacting my life on a daily basis, and revisited these events to help me overcome them.”
Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for veterans of all eras, service members, military families and Families of the Fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. Since its inception, Home Base has provided care and support to more than 21,000 veterans and family members and trained more than 73,000 clinicians, educators, first responders and community members – all at no cost – ensuring a brighter future for the 21st century warrior and military family.
In support of Kurt’s marathon run and his efforts to drive awareness for Home Base’s mission, Dunkin’ Brands and its Vets Employee Resource Group has donated $5,000 to the organization in his name. Here at Dunkin’ we look forward to cheering him on this coming Monday by following his bib number 27585 in wave four!
Check out the below video to hear Kurt’s story and learn more about why he’s running this year’s marathon in support of Home Base.
Dunkin’ is honored to serve veterans and active duty military at its restaurants each and every day, which includes 44 military locations on bases around the world. Additionally, through the Dunkin’ Coffee for Our Troops program, the company has donated more than 300,000 pounds of coffee to troops deployed overseas. Under the program, each week the company sends a case of coffee to deployed troops based on recommendations from friends, family members or troops themselves. Since 2003, the brand has sent 10 cases of coffee each week.
Fans who wish to submit the name of a deployed member of the United States armed forces can do so at https://www.dunkindonuts.com/en/about/contact-us/military-coffee-request. Dunkin’ will surprise some of these service members with a case of the brand’s ground Original Blend Coffee.
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