Cycling teams raise money for team Foster during the 24 hour relay – CBS Pittsburgh

Cycling teams raise money for team Foster during the 24 hour relay - CBS Pittsburgh

The group raises money to provide service dogs for injured and disabled veterans at no cost.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –A 24-hour spin relay is raising money for Team Foster, a charity that honors the service and sacrifice of Captain Erick Foster, an Oil City and Duquesne alum, who died in battle in Iraq.

Highlights

  • Team Foster hopes to raise $50,000 by the end of the 24-hour ride.

  • “PTSD and brain injuries are signature wounds of post-9/11 warfare. We literally have hundreds of thousands of men and women suffering from those challenges. We’re losing over 20 veterans and service members every single day to suicide as a result, and we know these dogs quite literally save lives,” said Nick Liermann, Executive Director of Team Foster.

The group hopes to double that amount next year.