Veterans Victory Lap 5K
Join the Duke Armed Forces Association and the Duke University Office of Student Veterans on Saturday, Nov. 13 (Veterans Day Weekend) for the annual Veterans Victory Lap 5K. Run, walk, ruck, (or even crawl) Duke University's beautiful East Campus as we celebrate the rich history of service in the Armed Forces that exists right here in our region.
Proceeds from the race go to Purple Heart Homes, a 501(c)(3) organization founded by military veterans to provide housing solutions for service connected disabled and aging Veterans.
About the Duke Armed Forces Association:
The Duke Armed Forces Association (DAFA) is dedicated to serving current and former military members and their families at the Fuqua School of Business. As part of this mission, we aim to strength our Armed Forces community at Fuqua and continue our commitment to service by giving back to the Fuqua, Duke, and the triangle area.
About Purple Heart Homes:
Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 public charity that was founded in 2008 by John Gallina and the late Dale Beatty, two combat wounded Veterans. After being injured in Iraq in 2004, they returned to their community and received a warm welcome and grateful appreciation for their service. They began to question why all Veterans didn't get the same levels of support and assistance from society.