National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month // September

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and I was asked to write something about suicide. Being our resident Veteran I wanted to write something meaningful. Over and over I started writing stories about myself and others who have struggled with thoughts of suicide, or worse, completed suicide. I found the poems and wanted to […]

Configure Martin Park runs local marathon in 48.5 pounds of gear and raises $3,300 for the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation!


We just can’t say enough to thank Martin Park, a 24-year-old former active duty Marine and now a reservist. Not only did he run his first marathon (the Tacoma City Marathon) wearing 48.5 pounds of gear and a Race For A Soldier shirt, but he raised $3,300 dollars in the process to donate to the Permission […]

Leslie Mayne, Founder and Director of the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation presented the Association of Washington Generals’ Annual Washington State Community Service Award


Olympia WA – Annually, The Association of Washington Generals (AWG) honors some of the most uplifting and hardworking people with two awards: The Washingtonian of the Year, and the Community Service Award. The Washingtonian of the Year Award and the Community Service Award are bestowed annually to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to the […]

Come see us at the Seahawks 12K


For years the Seattle Seahawks have sponsored the 12th Mile of Race For A Soldier, and we’re happy to be on the roster once again for the Seahawks 12K! The event is back in its seventh year and promises to be bigger, faster, stronger and LOUDER for your Seattle Champions! The 2016 Seahawks 12K Run […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


At this time of year, let us remember those who have sacrificed so that we may freely celebrate the holidays as we choose. Thank you for supporting our cause. Merry Christmas from The Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation Team.

Please consider the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation on #GivingTuesday


Now in its fourth 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 […]

2015 Permission To Start Dreaming Prayer Breakfast re-broadcast now online!


We are extremely proud to re-broadcast the 2015 Prayer Breakfast featuring retired SEAL TEAM 6 Senior Chief James Hatch. Wounded while on the hunt for Cpl Bowe Bergdahl, Sr Chief James Hatch will share his story and devotion to military K-9’s, out of devotion to Spike, his charge that saved his life that fateful night. Recently […]

We pray for Paris.