Franchise Wounded Warrior Walk

Walk for Wounded Warriors in Washington, DC

Walk for Our Warriors

As hundreds of thousands of young men and women return from Iraq and Afghanistan, including many wounded warriors, the International Franchise Association and franchised businesses have launched Operation Enduring Opportunity, a campaign to hire, and recruit as franchise owners, 80,000 veterans and their spouses, through 2014.


Franchise professionals will gather in Washington, DC for the annual Public Affairs Conference, September 16th and 17th. Before the committee meetings and conference sessions begin, they will walk to honor and raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project using the Charity Miles app.


No need to feel helpless and wish you could do more for our warriors! There are a wide range of charitable organizations that accept donations but today there is a FREE fitness app, Charity Miles, that lets charities cash in while you walk, run or bike. Charity Miles self funded and covered the initial $1 million. Founder, Gene Gurkoff works tirelessly to gain as many athletes on the platform as possible, to entice future corporate sponsors. By sponsoring users' runs and rides, the corporations have a unique way to connect with consumers.

Weekend Warrior Project

Franchise Wounded Warrior Walk

Monday, Sep. 15th, 6-8pm

1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC

Meet walkers in the J.M. Marriott Lobby. From there we will walk to the new and improved IFA World Headquarters! We will enjoy the sights of Washington DC as we walk to the World War II Memorial. Don't forget your cameras and comfortable shoes!




Franchising/Charity Miles:

AK Stout and Deb Evans introduced the Charity Miles app during their weekly Social Geek Radio show two years ago. After downloading themselves they quickly became addicted and motivated to walk a little further which increases the contribution to their charities of choice. They became app ambassadors introducing the app to as many connections as possible and have sponsored walks in conjunction with franchise events and conferences.


Clarissa Windham-Bradstock, CEO Any Lab Test Now has joined the app ambassadors and she and her franchise system are using the new team feature and established Team Any Lab Test Now.


To participate:


  1. Download the app www.charitymiles.org
  2. There is no registration fee!
  3. RSVP is not necessary. But please share our link and tell others about the walk.
  4. Bring a friend, meet new friends, explore DC with us!


Can't make it to DC? That's ok, join us virtually. Download the app and walk, bike, run from anywhere in the world! When you post your progress add #AnyLabTestNow #franchising


Every great #franchising event has a Meet-Up! Join the Charity Milers and IFA professionals in the Lounge inside the JW Marriott at 8pm for drinks and networking!

Charity Milers take Manhattan with Charity Miles App