And what a ride it has been.
|The Imperial Walkers, 2014|
2016 was a hard year for trooping for me, with two full career changes and many other personal factors. While I spent less time in armor this year than any other since the formation of Troop For The Cure, my mind was never far from the mission. Everything from hospital visits, online fundraising, sending cards and Christmas gifts, to late night conversations with worried parents- It's amazing how much of Lord Vader's work can be done out of armor.
|Hardcore trooping: not as sexy as it looks in the movies.|
|Troopers with Sean Corona at a sporting event.|
|In 2016 troopers mourned the loss of Evan Bublyk, who's life was cut short by neurofibromatosis, a condition that causes tumors in the body disrupting the nervous system. Currently there is no cure.|
Such a sentiment has always lied at the core of my mission, and OPERATION: STRIKE BACK has always been my primary initiative since my very earliest days of trooping. In 2012 I founded my Relay For Life Team, The Imperial Walkers, and in the last three years we have raised over $10,000 for the American Cancer Society to aid in their most noble mission of eradicating this heinous disease once and for all. This year we will once again take to the feild, boots on the ground, to stand and fight for our loved ones.
As phase one of OPERATION: STRIKE BACK IV we once again are offering our "Crushing Cancer" tees as well as never before available patches. Please support us in our mission by placing your pre order on my webstore, http://www.freewebstore.org/Troop-For-The-Cure. The faster we meet our minimum requirements the faster we can go to print and get these items in your hands.
Additionally, you can help us by sharing this message with your family and friends, with your squads and garrisons, and harness the powers of social media to once again bring justice and order to the galaxy.
As always thank you for your continued support of the Troop for The Cure initiative.
In the war on suffering, we are the soldiers. The Weapon is Hope.
Never tell me the odds.