2018 Year in Review

We heard from powerful speakers about living with the memory of being trapped inside the World Trade Center in 9-11. We celebrated successful events including Race for a Soldier, Pull for a Solider, and Swing for a Solider. Watch our inspiring video here.

Job Opening //Volunteer Coordinator // Race For a Soldier

THE 2019 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED!  If you are still interested in volunteering, please click here! The Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation’s event Race For a Soldier is seeking the right candidate as our Volunteer Coordinator for the the 9th annual 10 miler and 5k. Key responsibilities include: recruit and manage volunteers, coordinate training, assign […]

Support Permission To Start Dreaming while you are holiday shopping!

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation every time you shop on Amazon, AND at no cost to you. Do your holiday shopping on Amazon, and support a cause you believe in: the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation. Get started with these easy steps: Visit smile.Amazon.com Select […]

Please consider the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation on #GivingTuesday


Now in its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year […]

Festival Helps Fund New Program For Soldiers Returning From War

Posted on September 6, 2017 Leaders, veterans and family members behind the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation want to change the post-traumatic stress discussion to an effort focused on post-traumatic growth. The foundation is launching a new program that cultivates and facilitates post-traumatic growth in warriors coming home from war. Their program will get a […]

Reflecting on 9/11

9-11 memorial

Reflecting on that horrendous day of 9/11 at the Freedom Tower and memorial in New York is a somber experience and for thousands if not millions will always be stingingly painful.  Many young men and women saw that day as a call to arms and signed up to protect our country and our way of […]

Reflecting on Veterans Day


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — JFK On this Veterans Day, the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation is committed to elevating the lives of our Veterans and their families while pledging to live worthy of the 1% […]

The Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues Festival comes to Gig Harbor!

For the last 25 years, the Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues Festival has been held in Tacoma but this year it’s moving to Gig Harbor and we couldn’t be more excited!! The festival will take place at the Gig Harbor Sportsman Club on Saturday August 12th, 2017. All the proceeds of this event will go to […]

Community, Classic Cars, Craft Beers and Bands Unite for Soldiers


Celebrate the end of summer and increase support for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury at a Sept. 30 beer and music festival on the drag strip at Bremerton Motorsports Park. Tickets to Drafts & Drums on the Drag are now on sale. The event features three bands, eight local breweries […]

Triggrcon Makes Every Veteran and Military Service Member a VIP for the Day

July 28, 2017 Military and Veteran VIP Day at Triggrcon The organizers of Triggrcon are inviting every veteran and military service member to be a Triggrcon VIP for the day on Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Tacoma Convention Center from 11:00 AM to 4:00PM. For VIP registration for the conference CLICK HERE. “We have […]