Sweda is proud to announce that The Basecamp Warrior Team has completed their WWP Carry Forward Virtual 5K. The Basecamp Warriors carried for their family members, their friends, Dan Nevins and all those who have served.
In early September, Dan Nevins, Basecamp and WWP Spokesperson, informed the Sweda team that his Carry Forward 5K Fund Raiser would be a virtual event for 2020. Cristi Meyer, Sweda National Account Manager and avid runner, took on the task of motivating her Sweda team members to participate in raising awareness and funds for this WWP event. The Basecamp Warriors are made up of both the amazing Sweda Sales & Executive Team members. The squad consists of Jim Hagan-CEO, Kellie Claudio-SVP of Sales & Marketing, Cristi Meyer-Team Captain, Craig Wallace, Ryan Scott, Paul Hart, Shelley Bednarski, Steve Weisbaum, Jonathan Holt, Bob Engh, Mike Jones, Larry Willis, David Lodde, Rob Ball, Ben and Johanna Black, Chris and Karen Stauffer Julia MacDonald, and Joyce Sarmiento.
Training to complete the Basecamp Warriors’ fundraising efforts ended successfully. In addition to carrying for family members and friends that are near and dear to their hearts, they also carry for their good friend, and Sweda family member, Dan Nevins. In 2004, Nevins was carried off the battlefield after an IED detonated under his vehicle. The WWP logo is of a Warrior carrying a wounded warrior. He lost both legs below the knee, and lives with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Nevins has not let that stop him. He credits the help of WWP and the backpack they gave him with his successful rehabilitation. He says the impact of the backpack, his first significant promotional product, WWP gave him while at Walter Reed Army Medical Center changed his whole life. Nevins has now spent over a decade dedicating his time to help other wounded warriors overcome the invisible and visible wounds of war through wholistic teachings. And that is why the Basecamp Warriors knew they wanted to honor Dan, and chose November 10th as their completion date – a date that carries significant meaning. November 10th is the day the universe decided Dan Nevins was not done living. November 10th is what he calls his Alive Day.
Each person completed their 5ks on their own time. From beautiful views and victories of completion to being stopped by police while carrying their daughter over their shoulder in tackling the fierce level of support, each one had a unique experience. The Basecamp Warrior Team finished in first place donating the highest total for the event.
Sweda and Basecamp® are proud to partner with Wounded Warrior Project® in supporting their mission to honor and empower wounded warriors.