Katie McCarthy's Fundraiser:

The Snow Running Rangers

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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

ORGANIZER: Jill

EVENT: Run Ranger Run

Mileage Tracker: 7

THE STORY:

Jill Bruce wrote -

Our team is made up of Rangers and Ranger Wives who are joining together along the East Coat from New York to Georgia to raise money for the GallantFew!

Run Ranger Run  

A team of up to ten individuals will pledge to walk, run and/or ride bicycles a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February (usually 28 days).  They will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for the stated veteran issues.

Veterans continue to battle record high levels of unemployment, under-employment,  homelessness and suicide.  The most recent Department of Labor Statistics from May 2012 show Global War on Terror veterans are 40% more likely to be unemployed than a person who never served.  The VA reports eighteen veterans take their own lives daily, and active duty suicides have averaged one per day this year – a rate unheard of before now. We can make a difference!

 

Concept

In 2012, 3rd Ranger Battalion veteran US Army Corporal Cory Smith, having deployed to combat twice, experienced having friends killed and wounded and with his own marriage failing decided to highlight the difficult journey home many soldiers have leaving the Army by undergoing a very public and very difficult journey home himself.  Cory decided to run 565 miles in 28 days with holding his daughter Elleigh in his arms the end goal of his run.

 

As a Result

To honor Cory’s incredible effort and to continue the momentum to raise awareness for veterans issues – particularly around divorce, unemployment, homelessness and suicide – we are offering an annual Run Ranger Run event.

 

The Event

Run Ranger Run:  A team of up to ten individuals will pledge to walk, run and/or ride bicycles a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February (usually 28 days).  They will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for the stated veteran issues.

 

Key components

- A team captain recruits and forms his or her team.

 

-  Team goal is to walk, run or ride a bike (or any combination) a total of 565 miles during  February. 

 

- Teams can be two to ten people.

 

- Teams are not limited geographically.  It can be a local group that logs mileage together or could be a team spread out across the USA or even overseas.

 

- Teams can honor a fallen, wounded or serving soldier, sailor, airman or Marine by naming their team in honor of that person, and their team website should be able to reflect that.

 

- Teams will register and track their progress online

 

- Teams raise money by getting family, friends and co-workers to sponsor them per mile

 

Visit our official web site HERE.

 

Kick-Off Event

 

Register HERE. 

Where: Reveille Peak Ranch

When: February 2nd

 

Directions

Race begins at 10:00 a.m.  Race day check-in opens starting at 8:30.  Join GallantFew and Team Red, White and Blie kick-off the start of Run Ranger Run month.  Registered participants on the virtual team event may begin earning his/her committed miles for the month.

All participants currenly registered to participate in the month long Run Rnage rRun evenet only pays $5 for the kick-off event but is encourages to bring his/her event t-shirt.  All other kick-off participants (registerd by January 25) pay $25 and will receive an event t-shirt upon check in.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$200

MONEY RAISED
  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Larry and Susana

    $100

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27% Raised of $750 Goal

The Team: $1,317 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jeremiah McCarthy

Amount Raised:

$447

 

30% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jill Bruce

Amount Raised:

$305

Fundraiser Title

Katie McCarthy

Amount Raised:

$200

 

27% Raised of $750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Josh Sider

Amount Raised:

$200

Fundraiser Title

Lindsay Strot

Amount Raised:

$70

Fundraiser Title

Robert Bruce

Amount Raised:

$50

Fundraiser Title

Dan Strot

Amount Raised:

$25

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Stachowicz

Amount Raised:

$20

Donor Comments

Larry and Susana

Larry and Susana

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In memory of Papa 1 year ago