Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 19, 2014

Walking With The Wounded, a U.K.-based charitable business which offers help to people wounded inside service, newly announced their initially multi-national journey the 2014 South Pole Allied Challenge. Teams within the U.K., U.S. as well as the Commonwealth (including Australia plus Canada) might race to the finish of the 208-mile trek from the South Pole withstanding artic conditions including temperatures of -35�C, 50 mph winds plus hauling over 150 pounds of gear. As part of its continuous mission to help wounded, ill plus injured troops by their healing procedure, the USO may sponsor 1 athlete, Margaux Mange, within the U.S. team because she prepares for plus undertakes the 2014 South Pole Allied Challenge.

As the USO looks for hot techniques to continuously help the troops by their healing task, you are grateful for the chance to help specific programs like Walking With The Woundeds 2014 South Pole Allied Challenge, mentioned Susan Thomas, Vice President, USO Warrior plus Family Care. We are specifically proud to be capable to help Margaux and also follow the whole U.S. team because they build their hope plus self-confidence for an even brighter future along this exciting journey to healing. Its significant which the healing heroes understand which they are not recovering alone plus which America is there for them plus can constantly be by their side.

Mange, that is living with post-traumatic strain, distressing mind injury, chronic throat plus face pain plus residual issues with Bells Palsy, was medically discharged within the US Army inside 2007 for injuries sustained whenever her car was hit by an IED blast inside December 2006. Not realizing the extent of her initial injuries, Mange continued her service inside theatre for many more months till she witnessed her right friend plus 2 others killed inside another IED blast. Mange developed Bells Palsy due to guilt plus strain. She was delivered to Germany for health treatment at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, where physicians diagnosed her with numerous injuries within the December 2006 blast. As piece of her healing procedure, Mange has undergone speech therapy, hyperbaric oxygen treatment plus has her service dog, Mush, to aid her deal with social uneasiness. Being active plus outside is what she counts because 1 of her largest rehabilitative tools.

Mange is not a stranger to the USO. Additionally to her USO-sponsored place found on the 2014 South Pole Allied Challenge U.S. team, Mange is contending inside the 2014 Warrior Games that the USO has been a proud supporter for 4 straight years. The Warrior Games takes destination at the U.S. Olympic Training Center May 11-16, inside Colorado Springs, Colo. Mange is contending inside both cycling plus track plus field occasions. Additionally, Mange has participated inside many USO supported Ride 2 Recovery challenges. Ride 2 Recovery provides cycling because element of the treatment of invisible plus noticeable injuries troops face on returning house. The rides are not only a chance for wounded, ill plus injured troops to test their bodily limits, however to confirm they may overcome even the toughest bodily plus psychological challenges. The riders share the road plus their existence experiences with every different.

One of the details I miss many regarding being inside the military is the camaraderie which you shared. Whenever I went to Iceland to train plus compete for a place found on the U.S. team which was the first-time Id felt which feeling inside a extended time. It made me feel wise plus reminded me of the individual I was before my injuries,” Mange mentioned. As individual athletes we had the strengths plus weakness however, you were capable to function together because a team plus focus about what you are superior at. It gave me hope. I am lookin forward to completing the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge plus am proud to be supported by the USO, plus thank them to be by my side because I train for plus undertake this big milestone inside my lifetime.

Walking With The Wounded worked carefully with Soldiers to Summits, a non-profit business which assists folks unleash the force of their human spirit by encouraging those to transcend barriers, to choose possible U.S. team members. In March, chosen wounded warriors within the U.K., U.S. plus Commonwealth journeyed to Iceland plus competed for a place found on the final 3 groups.

Edward Parker, Co-Founder of Walking With The Wounded, mentioned We are honored to have the help of the USO inside this epic challenge plus you are surprisingly proud to be capable to function with companies inside the U.S. which have synonymous values plus aims because you do. In both the U.K. plus U.S., the wounded should be capable to look to the future with hope plus believe they will continue to challenge themselves. By embarking about the journey, you hope numerous might follow you plus they is inspired to set hot objectives, modern targets plus show others which despite injury they may nevertheless achieve fantastic elements. Margaux is an illustration to numerous.

More than 40,000 troops have been visibly wounded inside the conflicts inside Iraq plus Afghanistan, plus several estimate over 300,000 troops are living with invisible injuries, including post-traumatic strain or distressing mind injury. Our wounded, ill plus injured servicemen plus females plus their families face various difficult challenges whenever they return house, as well as the USO is doing all it will to maintain their hope for a happy plus fulfilling future. One of the techniques the USO does which is by supporting best-in-class couples like Walking With The Wounded as well as the 2014 South Pole Allied Challenge.

The 2014 South Pole Allied Challenge U.S. team is composed of Mange, Ivan Castro, Therese Frentz plus Mark Wise. A daunting adventure for any athlete, element because each team associate is recovering from either bodily or invisible injuries of war creating this race a challenge like no different. The groups may utilize the coming months to train plus make for the November 2014 race.

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In addition to individual donors plus business sponsors, the USO is supported by Presidents Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Jeep, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowes, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, plus TriWest Healthcare Alliance plus Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation plus TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are furthermore supported by the United Way plus Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join you inside this patriotic mission, plus to discover a lot more about the USO, please see


(PRWEB UK) 10 April 2014

Pentagon Group, the Midlands top brand-new plus employed automobile dealership, donated a brand brand-new Jeep to a band of courageous souls inside their 4,500-mile journey over Europe taking those to the heart of the Arctic Circle last month. The mammoth trek, reminiscent of the Top Gear unique challenge, became a fundraising mission about behalf of Help the Heroes foundation, that offers help to soldiers plus their families that have been injured inside their quest to serve the nation plus their families.

The seventeen-day trek took the group as well as the vehicles about an journey within the UK to Nordkapp inside Norway, Europes northernmost point accessible by land plus 8 100 miles inside the Arctic Circle. The 8 guy sturdy team inside 4 cars had to fight snow drifts, treacherously icy roads plus plummeting temperatures about their route; dealing with being snowed inside many occasions because the instant snow came down because the team slept.

In purchase to deal with these a harsh range of terrains a best car was required to be capable to withstand any road surface was tossed at the band of siblings. To meet these specifications, Pentagon Group provided a straight off-the-peg 2.8L Jeep Wrangler Overland. It was just somewhat modified plus fitted with lifted-upgraded suspension, heavier wheel arches plus bigger tyres to pass any test laid down inside front of it plus to handle the amount of load which the males required to carry with them.

James Reeve, Marketing Director at Pentagon, a used vehicles Manchester expert, accepted which he was relieved which the Jeep they donated survived the gruelling test saying: Whenever you initially heard regarding this epic journey to drive 8 100 miles into the Arctic Circle you had no hesitation inside wanting to be included.

It became a herculean effort within the men for such a worthy cause as well as the team here are really happy which the Jeep Wrangler Overland can deal with all the treacherous conditions. Now we know it will you are certain to receive more individuals right down to the dealership to test it out! he added.

One of the hardy explorers, Army Reservist Ian Williams, accepted which the great drive of the Jeep had produced the trip a very enjoyable plus memorable experience. And when quizzed about whether he might ever purchase a Jeep Wrangler Overland, emphatically retorted: Absolutely, no query!

About Pentagon

Pentagon Group has been marketing quality modern plus selected cars for over twenty years. As a effective family-built company, the Derby-based dealership sells thousands of chosen vehicles Derby plus has grown to help thirteen places over the heart of the Midlands plus Yorkshire. Also to be among the UKs top thirty automobile dealerships plus marketing a range of premium vehicles plus vans; Pentagon furthermore offers a full plus comprehensive following sale service to all its visitors. Pentagons fully prepared plus approved servicing centres will offer expert MOT testing, servicing, car rental, accident repair plus guarantee needs.