Westfield resident Andy Fromm wants to give back to the men and women who have been wounded while serving the United States in the armed forces.
On Nov. 3, the avid runner will participate in the New York City Marathon - his first - with team R4V (Racing for
to do something for the men and women who have made such incredible sacrifices
so that I may live free - and because I want to do everything to assist in
their rehabilitation and reintegration," Fromm explained. "Since October 2001, over two million
U.S. troops have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The men and women serving in
these wars are returning to their loved ones forever changed."
Supporting Fromm in his endeavor is the Westfield Running Company. The Quimby Street store will donate 10 percent of sales made Friday through Sunday to R4V.
"It's a great time to replace those running shoes," Fromm said. "Please
consider shopping as it will help wounded veterans."