Air Force/Army veteran and online student Joe Cabrera played a key role in organizing a Hawaiian-themed 5K, put on by Operation Giveback on Saturday. More than 200 people donned leis and track shoes for the 5K Aloha Run at the University of Central Florida in support of Operation Giveback. The Orlando non-profit provides services to wounded veterans and their families, as well as to the children of veterans killed in recent wars.
Joe, a student in Full Sail’s Sports Marketing & Media degree program, recently started working for the military charity handling its social media and corporate communications. To help promote the event, Joe posted to Operation Giveback‘s Twitter feed and Facebook page, and he also met with local businesses, including Dunkin’ Donuts, to enlist their support.
“As a veteran myself,” says Cabrera, “it’s a blessing to be part of an organization that supports our wounded soldiers and helps families of our fallen heroes, especially their kids.”