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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

ORGANIZER: Michelle

EVENT: Run Ranger Run III

Mileage Tracker: 139

Jennifer Brooks

THE STORY:

Run Ranger Run  

A team of up to ten individuals will pledge to walk, run and/or ride bicyles 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.

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To This Fundraiser

$170

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jo

    $25

  • Steph

    $25

  • Danielle Lyerla

    $25

  • The McG Fam

    $25

  • Rick & Terri Beloit

    $20

  • K & K McG

    $50

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113% Raised of $150 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $755 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jacklyn Elizabeth

Amount Raised

$575

 

115% Raised of $500 Goal

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Jennifer Brooks

Amount Raised

$170

 

113% Raised of $150 Goal

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Lauren McKuin

Amount Raised

$10

 

20% Raised of $50 Goal

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Michelle Hall

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $100 Goal

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Andrea Sanders

Amount Raised

$0

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Koya CB

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $30 Goal

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Amanda Bassamore

Amount Raised

$0

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Maria Smith

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

K & K McG

K & K McG

DONATION: $50

To all those who serve our country: we should be serving you. 3 years ago

Rick & Terri Beloit

Rick & Terri Beloit

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

The McG Fam

The McG Fam

DONATION: $25

Ranger wives lead the way! <2> 3 years ago

Danielle Lyerla

Danielle Lyerla

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Steph

Steph

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jo

Jo

DONATION: $25

For Carl. For the years he served, for the countless weeks, months and years he was away from his family and for his dedication. Thanks Jen for doing this! 3 years ago