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Paying it Forward!

July 4, 2014 08:41AM EST
Paying it Forward!

In the month where freedom remains on the forefront of American’s minds, Rev3 received a

commendable request by one of our country’s most heroic citizens. CPT Jessica Johnson,

Medical Corps, United States Army, emailed us and requested something we need to share.

In a photo contest, the Rev3 race staff selected Jessica’s photo to be part of the “finish line

photo contest” for a chance to win a free entry for next year’s race. Jessica didn’t even know

she was entered until a week ago, but she embraced the contest full stop.


Jessica requested support from friends and suggested the free entry be given instead to a

service member, veteran, or member of Team RWB who would otherwise be unable to race.

Via the power of social media, “The response was enormously greater than I could have

imagined, garnering nearly 400 ‘likes’ in four days,” she says. We all appreciate the mighty acts

of our military and with a mission like this, it’s pretty easy to see why Jessica’s campaign went



“The photo was likely chosen for what it represents: Team RWB carrying the colors with pride

alongside those who support our nation in all forms. It wasn’t about me. This contest wasn’t

mine to win,” she says. “I have been fortunate beyond reason to be surrounded by incredible

people who make these things happen, making it look easy and never seeking recognition or

reward. They have welcomed me, lifted me up and taught me more than I’ll ever be able to



Rev3 will honor Jessica’s request and allow this free entry to go to one our nation’s serviceman

or woman. We honor our military and feel humbled by Jessica’s words.




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Jennifer Purdie is a journalist who has been published in national and regional publications for more than 10 years. She is a certified personal trainer who speaks and writes on fitness, health, travel and other lifestyle issues. Purdie received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington, her Master’s degree in education from the University of Phoenix, a publishing certification from Arizona State University and a personal training certification from NASM.


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