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Virginia Run for the Fallen - May 2015

 

Please support this year's 2016 Virginia Run for the Fallen - we are going for it again!
March 27, 2016

Greetings to our Virginia Run for the Fallen supporters! Thank you all for your support of the 2015 VARFTF, your donations and tribute messages  See more

BENEFITING: HONOR AND REMEMBER

ORGANIZER: HONOR AND REMEMBER

EVENT: Run For The Fallen 2015

EVENT DATE: Apr 30, 2015

Jim O'Hara

THE STORY:

Thank you for supporting the Virginia Run for the Fallen!!

JOIN US IN REMEMBERING AND HONORING YOUR FALLEN HERO !!  Let us do all the HEAVY LIFTING FOR YOU: Please choose a hero on our honor wall, click DONATE on the right -> to add your message of tribute in support of Gold Star families as our Core Team runs over 245+ miles in four days to thank over 378 families of fallen Virginia veterans!  WE WILL DELIVER YOUR TRIBUTE MESSAGE IN PERSON to your hero's family on the 4-day run!

From 30 April-3 May, for the third year in a row, I have the privilege of running with a group of active duty and retired military Core Team runners over 245 miles from Joint Expeditionary Base-Fort Story/Va Beach to Arlington Cemetery/Lot 60 to honor Virginia's fallen military members and their surviving Gold Star Families at each mile.  At every mile, each of our Gold Star families will receive a personal message of tribute, rememberance, and thanks along with a short but solemn flag salute. Proceeds from this tribute challenge run go to Honor and Remember, Inc.; an organization dedicated to remembering our fallen heroes and their surviving Gold Star families.

WHO ARE YOUR HEROES? I AM PERSONALLY HONORING THESE GUYS:

  • USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN, a long time Virginia resident, died in the 9-11 Pentagon attack while serving in the Navy Command Center. Bob left his wife Lisa, daughter Rebecca, and son Beau. Our USNA class of 1981 lost one of many of our best in service to our country.
  • Local Fairfax Station hometown hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA-Ranger died in Iraq in 2005. Dillon left a loving family, parents LTC Pierre and Julia Jutras, older sister Heather, and two younger brothers, Dustin and Hunter - plus a wonderfully devoted extended family who gathers a huge team together to also run the Army 10 Miler each year in Dillon's honor.
  • PFC Walter E. (Bud) Dillon USA (WWII Battle of Bulge/Ardennes), my uncle whom we lost in December 2014. Bud was a long time Virginia resident, a true hero to us all for his actions in the bloody combat of the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes forest, where he was critically injured in the battle.  Bud was the best example of the Greatest Generation who believed in rising up and volunteering to fight for our Republic when our country needed him the most.

JOIN US ON THE 4-DAY RUN COURSE!! Come out and join us, run a mile or two (safely) with the team, or just simply find an honor marker and join a Gold Star family to show your support!  Meet the families, parents, spouses, and children of the fallen, ask about their loved one's life and service, then thank the those families for giving us their hero who made the ultimate sacrifice for YOU!  Please let me know if you plan to be out at an honor marker or wish to run with us during the run or at the closing ceremony at Arlington Cemetery Lot 60.  I would like to greet and thank you in person at any honor marker, easy to find me, just look for the oldest runner out there!

Once again, I am thankful and humbled to run in 2015 Virginia Run for the Fallen to honor all our Virginia heroes and deeply appreciate your support!

 

Jim O'Hara, U.S. Navy (retired) / USNA '81

Core Team Runner, Virginia Run for the Fallen

https://www.crowdrise.com/2015VARunfortheFallen/fundraiser/jimohara

 

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To This Fundraiser

$3,287

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jim and Ruth O'Hara

    $100

  • Jim and Dot O'Hara

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Jeff and Kathy Hoppe

    $100

  • Bubba Turman

    $50

  • David Burton

    $50

  • Bret

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • Barbara & JP Himmelberg

    $700

  • Robert & Karen Joyner

    $100

  • Nathan & Teresa

    $100

  • Julianna R

    $50

  • Dave and Dee Keoski and family

    $100

  • Virginia Dillon Lee

    $50

  • Vince Vlasho

    $100

  • Jimmy and Riley O'Hara

    $100

  • Jody Ball

    $50

  • Peg OHara

    $100

  • RADM (Ret) Ken Deutsch

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $177

  • Barbara Treharne

    $100

  • Walt O'Hara

     

  • Anne Stinnett

    $100

  • Megan Lee-Ito and family

    $50

  • Mary Fox

    $25

  • Mary Braun

    $25

  • William Higgins

    $10

  • Jett Nixon

    $25

  • Pete and Suzanne Morgan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jody Ball

    $50

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66% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $6,052 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jim O'Hara

Amount Raised

$3,287

 

66% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Chris Cwiklinski

Amount Raised

$670

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Adam Dibble

Amount Raised

$600

 

30% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Sandra Porto-Garrett

Amount Raised

$300

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Adam Stroik

Amount Raised

$250

 

25% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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David Talmadge

Amount Raised

$225

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Nancy Lacore

Amount Raised

$175

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john zettlemoyer

Amount Raised

$150

Donor Comments

Jody Ball

Jody Ball

DONATION: $50

May the wind be at your back. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

God, Family, Duty, Honor and Country. May our fallen rest in peace and their loved ones be comforted by the Lord. 2 years ago

Pete and Suzanne Morgan

Pete and Suzanne Morgan

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Petty Officer 3rd Class Sayer and Petty Officer 2nd Class Wicks two of the best Navy SAR aircrewmen I had the honor to serve with. They risked their lives to rescue fellow shipmates and lost their lives doing what they loved most - flying on a mission in service to our beloved country. 2 years ago

Jett Nixon

Jett Nixon

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

William Higgins

William Higgins

DONATION: $10

I am proud to donate, and am glad Jim is doing this in recognition of Bob. 2 years ago

Mary Braun

Mary Braun

DONATION: $25

We hope to meet you again this year @ ~4pm Saturday. 2 years ago

Mary Fox

Mary Fox

DONATION: $25

I am backing Jim O' Hara, Whatever he wants to do with it. Mary Fox 2 years ago

Megan Lee-Ito and family

Megan Lee-Ito and family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anne Stinnett

Anne Stinnett

DONATION: $100

For all those who have given their life in support of the greatest country in the world. 2 years ago

Walt O'Hara

Walt O'Hara

In memory, eternal. 2 years ago