Wolf Retirement Navigation - November 2017

904-232-8760 www.wolfretirement.com MONTHLY November 2017 RET IREMENT NAV IGAT ION


It’s been an exciting and tough year for many of us. Every time you turn on the TV, it feels like there’s more negative news and sad stories. This year, perhaps more than any other, I’m grateful for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Now is the time to step away from the negativity, to give thanks for what we have, and give back to those who are struggling. For three years, Wolf Retirement Navigation has been a proud lead sponsor of Tony’s Turkey Trot, a 5K charity event held on Thanksgiving morning every year in Atlantic Beach. This event is dedicated to raising money and awareness for people living with a traumatic brain injury. One accident can completely change a person’s life, and few people are prepared to deal with the emotional and financial burden that comes when a loved one suddenly needs constant medical care after a brain injury. Navigation has been a proud lead sponsor of Tony’s Turkey Trot, a 5K charity event held on Thanksgiving morning every year at Atlantic Beach. For three years, Wolf Retirement

giveaways, and free massages, Tony’s Turkey Trot will include a 1-mile Kids Fun Run for kids under the

This is a matter that is near and dear to my family’s heart. My wife’s sister Candace suffered from a traumatic brain injury for the last 13 years of her life after she was thrown from a horse and suffered a stoke. Prior to her injury, Candace was a professional horse trainer who showed horses and trained kids to ride and show horses. I never knew Candace before the accident, but I’ve heard many stories about her life from my wife Danielle and their mother. Candace was the kind of person who was always full of laughter and fun; she didn’t take life too seriously. Danielle had a close relationship with her sister, and I know how hard it was for her to see Candace hurting after her accident. Her brain injury left her with no long-term or short-term memories. She needed 24/7 care and had to live in a nursing home until she passed away in 2014. Participating in Tony’s Turkey Trot is our family’s way of honoring Candace and supporting the 210,000-plus Floridians who suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year. I’ll be at the race with Danielle and our daughter Isabella, along with team members, bright and early Thanksgiving morning. Tony’s Turkey Trot is the only race that starts and ends in our home city of Atlantic Beach, and you couldn’t ask for a better view. Last year, more than 1,000 participants got together to walk, run, or “waddle” along the 5K’s scenic course. This year, in addition to prizes,

age of 12, in which Isabella is excited to participate.

Getting up to run a 5K at 8

a.m. might not sound

like the ideal start to your Thanksgiving morning, but,

believe me, it’s a blast! My family has a great time getting

up early, heading out to the run, and coming home for a big Thanksgiving

dinner. Plus, we get to work off some of those calories we’re about to eat from all the pie, so that’s a plus. If you’d like to join us or want to know more about Tony’s Turkey Trot, you can register for the race through November 23, 2017 at tonysturkeytrot.com. Also reach out to Robin at the office if you would like to make a donation in lieu of running. This is a really great opportunity to give back and help people in the community, and isn’t that what Thanksgiving is all about? –Adam Wolf, CPA, CFP

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