The Hero Behind APK Charities
Helen Pedersen-Keiser and Bob Keiser talk about the death of their son, Special Forces Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel and how his death in Afghanistan lead them to start APK Charities.
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This is not just another 5k. This year, it’s a virtual 5k!

From Sunday, November 1 through Saturday, November 7, 2020, people from around CT and across the US will run, walk and ruck with us on their time, at their pace, and in their location. Because we want you to be safe, this year’s 7th Annual APK 5K Run & Ruck is virtual. LEARN MORE…

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The Latest Events, News, and Press from APK Charities

APK Charities Events

Apr 17

Sebastian Maniscalco: You Bother Me Tour

April 17, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville
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You shop. AmazonSmile gives to APK Charities!

A donation that doesn’t cost you a penny

AmazonSmile will now contribute a percentage of your Amazon purchases directly to APK Charities. It costs you nothing; the donation comes entirely from Amazon. Spend $100 and $5 goes to helping CT Veterans in need. It’s that easy and it doesn’t cost you a penny! Here’s how it works:

  1. Register at https://smile.amazon.com
  2. Click “Get started”
  3. Designate APK Charities as the charity of your choice
  4. Bookmark https://smile.amazon.com in your browser. You just need to always start at https://smile.amazon.com to support APK Charities Corporation.
  5. Start shopping! Your Smile account will automatically sync with your basic Amazon account and your shopping cart is shared.

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Helen Keiser-Pedersen, Gold Star Mother of CPT Andrew Pedersen-Keel speaks at Memorial Day Parade, Madison, CT

Helen Keiser-Pedersen, Gold Star Mother, speaks at Memorial Day Parade, Madison, CT

Helen Keiser-Pedersen, Gold Star Mother of CPT Andrew Pedersen-Keel speaks at Memorial Day Parade, Madison, CT. Please follow this link for the video. Thank you, Dottie Packer, for the video.

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A group of runners and ruckers met at Fleet Feet to kick off a socially distant 5K. Dennis House and Kara Sundlun of WFSB/CBS came to support and cheer on participants. Ruckers emptied their sacks creating a large pile of canned goods for the local food pantry. #militaryveterans #supportavet #5k ... See MoreSee Less

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A group of runners and ruckers met at Fleet Feet to kick off a socially distant 5K. Dennis House and Kara Sundlun of WFSB/CBS came to support and cheer on participants. Ruckers emptied their sacks creating a large pile of canned goods for the local food pantry. #militaryveterans #supportavet #5K

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November is Veterans & Military Families Month. Here are just a few ways to increase awareness, provide support to the military community and FEEL GREAT because you’ve done good! • Donate a Thanksgiving meal to a junior-enlisted member and their family through the USO-Metro’s Turkey’s for Troops! metro.uso.org/programs/turkeys-for-troops • Put together a care package for a spouse or service member with items that help ease stress during deployment • Adopt-a-Soldier for the holidays! militarybenefits.info/adopt-a-soldier-for-the-holidays/ • See someone in uniform? Thank them for their service or surprise them with a free coffee, dessert or drink if they are in line behind you #militaryveterans #supportavet ... See MoreSee Less

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November is Veterans & Military Families Month. Here are just a few ways to increase awareness, provide support to the military community and FEEL GREAT because you’ve done good!  •  Donate a Thanksgiving meal to a junior-enlisted member and their family through the USO-Metro’s Turkey’s for Troops!  https://metro.uso.org/programs/turkeys-for-troops  •  Put together a care package for a spouse or service member with items that help ease stress during deployment  •  Adopt-a-Soldier for the holidays! https://militarybenefits.info/adopt-a-soldier-for-the-holidays/  •  See someone in uniform? Thank them for their service or surprise them with a free coffee, dessert or drink if they are in line behind you    #militaryveterans #supportavet

Christy Morales ran her Virtual APK 5K on the inspiring and historic grounds of West Point, where our APK graduated from! Here’s what Christy saw and what she wore. Thanks for sharing, Christy! #militaryveterans #supportavet #5K ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Christy Morales ran her Virtual APK 5K on the inspiring and historic grounds of West Point, where our APK graduated from! Here’s what Christy saw and what she wore. Thanks for sharing, Christy! #militaryveterans #supportavet #5K

On Veteran’s day, November 11, go ahead and show the Veteran in your life just how much you appreciate all they’ve done and are still doing. Here are 6 easy ways:
1. Attend a Veterans Day event in your area
2. Give to an organization that supports our service members
3. Fly a flag – the right way. Not sure of the rules? Check out Military. com’s U.S. Flag Code www.military.com/flag-day/us-flag-code.html
4. Ask a Veteran about their service
5. Write a simple letter or postcard thanking a Veteran
6. Celebrate the day with a Veteran - Invite them and their family to do something fun outdoors
#militaryveterans #supportavet
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2 weeks ago

On Veteran’s day, November 11, go ahead and show the Veteran in your life just how much you appreciate all they’ve done and are still doing. Here are 6 easy ways: 
1. Attend a Veterans Day event in your area
2. Give to an organization that supports our service members
3. Fly a flag – the right way.  Not sure of the rules? Check out Military. com’s U.S. Flag Code  https://www.military.com/flag-day/us-flag-code.html 
4. Ask a Veteran about their service
5. Write a simple letter or postcard thanking a Veteran
6. Celebrate the day with a Veteran - Invite them and their family to do something fun outdoors   
#militaryveterans #supportavet

Don’t worry, you can register for the 7th Annual APK 5K Run & Ruck up until 8:59 pm on 11/7. This year it’s virtual and you pick your route. Sun Nov 1 – Sat Nov 7 join people from around CT, and across the US, to run, walk and ruck to help CT Vets in need. Register today by visiting our website apkcharities.org or go directly to our registration page apkcharities.org/event/apk-5k-virtual-road-race/ #militaryveterans #supportavet #5K #5K Ruck ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Don’t worry, you can register for the 7th Annual APK 5K Run & Ruck up until 8:59 pm on 11/7. This year it’s virtual and you pick your route. Sun Nov 1 – Sat Nov 7 join people from around CT, and across the US, to run, walk and ruck to help CT Vets in need. Register today by visiting our website apkcharities.org or go directly to our registration page apkcharities.org/event/apk-5k-virtual-road-race/ #militaryveterans #supportavet #5K #5K Ruck