Foundation News
Chuck Heavy Campaign
The C4 Foundation is proud to announce the new CHUCK HEAVY CAMPAIGN! Now more than ever, we will depend on the generosity of our supporters like you. The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt us many new challenges, and has removed the ability for non-profit organizations to host their galas, fundraisers, and even meetings with strategic partners. As sad as we are to have to reschedule our favorite get togethers, we know that this wouldn't have stopped CKIV from accomplishing his mission. So we sure as heck are not going to let it stop us!!!
Launched today to coincide with Giving Tuesday, you can now join the C4 Family for less than the cost of a cup of coffee per month! As a reward to those who pre-pay their annual subscription, we want to provide you with a COMPLIMENTARY Chuck Heavy T-shirt and subscription to our NewsLetter.⁠ Donations can be made at and ⁠the complimentary shirt will be a one-of-a-kind version of our Chuck Heavy shirt, available ONLY to pre-paid donors! 
Let's get everyone in a Chuck Heavy shirt this summer, and spread the C4 story to the masses!!!
This offer will run from May 5 through Memorial Day Weekend! ***Valid only with US Shipping Address***
Introducing Nick Norris - The C4 Foundation's Executive Director
Nick Norris is a graduate of both the United States Naval Academy and Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) Class 247. Upon completion of SEAL training in 2004, Nick assumed progressively higher positions of leadership within Naval Special Warfare. His deployed roles included Combat Advisor to Iraqi and Afghan military units, Cross Functional Team Leader, and Ground Force Commander during combat operation in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nick was assigned to Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command — SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) as Officer in Charge prior to transitioning off Active Duty. Originally from Chicago, Nick received his Bachelor’s in Science from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 and his Master of Science in Real Estate from The University of San Diego in 2013. In addition to his work with the C4 Foundation, Nick is also actively involved in several organizations focused on improving health and wellness in the veteran community. Nick is the Co-Founder and CEO of Protekt Products, a wellness company that is committed to positively impacting customer health via personal care products and nutritional supplements.
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Memorial Day 2020 Swag
Be sure and stock up this year for our annual C4 Foundation patriotic t-shirts designed by URT. We couldn't make up our mind on just one shirt, so we have two to choose from.
Why We Train Our Minds
By Glenn Fox, PhD
Our Chief Scientific Officer
There is no value in saying things are fine when they are not, nor is it useful to implore people to “look on the bright side” without specific and realistic notions of what can be done. The value, however, is in seeing this moment, labeling our feelings, and developing purpose, gratitude, and optimism in response to things as they are.

Gratitude, I think is probably the most difficult one to train, but in my opinion, the most profound. It is difficult to train gratitude because we often mistake gratitude for just general happiness associated with getting nice things. Rather, gratitude is a fundamental disposition to the present moment in which we focus on how the things we have fulfill the needs we had, or would have. We think that gratitude is like our own little prize that we can practice when we get something. So we wait until that moment and expect that when it happens we will know what to do, ride the upswell and enjoy all the great things we hear about when people talk about gratitude.

Fortunately, gratitude is independent of our external situations and is an available practice to focus on what tools we have and the things we have overcome in the past that will give us what we need to get through. To practice gratitude, take a moment right now, and focus on your five senses (sight, sounds, hearing, smelling, tasting, sensing). One by one, go through your senses and notice something that feels nice. We can be indeed feeling a lot of pain when we begin this process. The goal here is not to deny that we are feeling pain. Rather, the goal is to remind ourselves that we are not  only  feeling pain, but instead actually have at least one sense, or even one aspect of one sense, that feels good. Once we notice something nice about each of our senses, the painful stimulus can also be dealt with by thinking carefully about what it actually means, what things we have done in the past that we can bring to bear on the challenge, and constantly re-focusing and re-appraising ourselves of the reality that not everything is bad at any given time, even during the most dire of circumstance.

Read the full article below.
Upcoming Events - Save The Date
Celebration of Life
Paddle Out and BBQ
We are looking forward to seeing everyone next year.
C4 Foundation's Fourth of July Annual Celebration
We are sorry to announce that our annual 4th of July celebration is cancelled due to the pandemic. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021. You can still show your patriotism by supporting our foundation the best you can. In the meantime, stay healthy and safe.
Thank You
Hillcrest Contracting
A big thanks goes out to Justin and Alison Parsons from Hillcrest Contracting for providing construction development for our family housing and gym development. We met Justin a few years ago at our 2018 Celebration of Life Event and have been fast friends ever since. Thanks again for helping make our dreams become a reality. We are so grateful for all of the wonderful people we get to meet through this Chuck Heavy movement. It has been an amazing ride. 
Robertson's Ready Mix
We would like to thank Robertson’s for providing concrete for the development of our safari tent foundations and our new weight room! They are on the leading edge in concrete production of ready-mixed concrete. Robertson's has been serving the communities in Northern and Southern California area for over 50 years. Thanks again, we are so thankful for your services!
Mountainside Fitness

Thanks to Mountainside Fitness from Phoenix, AZ for donating gym equipment for our new weight training room at the C4 Ranch! We are so grateful to Tom Hatten and Craig Cote for donating this awesome equipment. We would also like to thank Tom Mulhern, C4’s uncle, for making the introduction, and making this happen. Thanks everyone!
Thank you to all those that continue to donate on Instagram. We sincerely appreciate your support by choosing to donate to the C4 Foundation. We would also like to thank everyone who create fundraisers for us on social media (birthday fundraisers etc.). We appreciate your generosity.

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C4 Ranch News
Incubating Eggs!
It's Springtime in the backcountry! The perfect time to hatch some chicks! These eggs are from the chickens living at the C4 Ranch. We can hardly wait to introduce them to the kids.
Fun fact: The color of the egg depends on the chicken’s earlobes.   Red  ear lobed chickens lay brown eggs, while white ear lobed chickens lay white eggs.
The C4 Foundation is a 501C3 national non-profit charitable organization. Tax-ID: 82-2075362. It is a non-federal entity and is not party of the Department of Defense or any of its components.