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BENEFITING: PAT TILLMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: Team Tillman: 2017 Chicago Marathon

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017

Meg Brown

THE STORY:

Hello Friends and Family!

I am excited to announce that I plan to participate in the 2017 Chicago Marathon for the Pat Tillman Foundation this October.

Last fall, my family urged me to watch Pat Tillman’s courageous story on the NFL Network’s documentary series titled, “A Football Life”. My uncle, Dave Brown, was Tillman’s teammate during his tenure with the Arizona Cardinals. I was told he would be featured in several clips in the episode to share anecdotes of his time with Tillman. It was the first time I had heard the full story of Pat—who he was, what he gave up, and the legacy he has left behind. It rocked my core and truly inspired me!

The day after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Tillman told a reporter, “At times like this, you stop and think about just how good we have it, what kind of system we live in, and the freedoms we are allowed. A lot of my family has gone and fought in wars and I really haven’t done a damn thing.”

In the spring of 2002, Tillman announced to the Arizona Cardinals he had decided to place his NFL career on hold to enlist in the U.S. Army. Dave McGinnis, former Arizona Cardinals head-coach said, “Pat knew his purpose in life. He proudly walked away from a career in football to a greater calling.”

Tillman joined the U.S. Army that July, committing to a three-year term. They were assigned to the second battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Lewis, Washington. They served tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, and in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2004. On the evening of April 22, 2004, Pat’s unit was ambushed as it traveled through the rugged, canyon terrain of eastern Afghanistan. His heroic efforts to provide cover for fellow soldiers as they escaped from the canyon led to his untimely and tragic death via fratricide.

While the story of Tillman's death may have been the most publicized in the War on Terror, it is Tillman's life, principles and service that are his true legacy. Tillman's family and friends started the Pat Tillman Foundation to carry forward that legacy by giving military veterans and their spouses, who embody those principles, the educational tools and support to reach their fullest potential as leaders--no matter how they choose to serve.

I am running to raise money for the Pat Tillman Foundation because I want to be a part of something bigger than myself; something more meaningful than just running 26.2 miles. I want to run this marathon to give back to the brave men and women and their families who sacrifice so much for this great country! 

If you feel so led to give, please donate to my fundraiser for such an amazing organization. Let’s do this!

$1,801

MONEY RAISED
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  • Allie

     

  • Amy Adams boyfriend

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $42

  • Decker Family

    $42

  • Jeff Brown

     

  • Trina Burnett

    $25

  • Bill Swinford

    $100

  • Laurie Nolechek

     

  • Marc & Chris Jeffries

    $100

  • Jill Jackson Pearse

    $100

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  • Martha Davis

     

  • Chris Perrella

    $100

  • Yvonne

     

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  • Britt Johnson

    $250

  • Richard Brown

    $250

  • dave brown

     

  • Marian & Tom Lang

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120% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Marian & Tom Lang

Marian & Tom Lang

DONATION: $50

We are proud of you 2 years ago

dave brown

dave brown

2 years ago

Richard Brown

Richard Brown

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Britt Johnson

Britt Johnson

DONATION: $250

Hi Meg! You don't know me and that's okay but I wanted to help you get a little closer to your goal. I like you didn't know of Pats story until I was lead to watch a documentary I saw on a shelf in Blockbuster. I instantly felt a need to do something to give back little did I know it would be a few years later that I would be able to do so by running the Chicago Marathon for the foundation. It was hands down an experience that I will never forget and I hope that it is the same for you. Good Luck on race day and happy running! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Yvonne

Yvonne

So proud of you Meg!! You will rock this out! 2 years ago

Chris Perrella

Chris Perrella

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Martha Davis

Martha Davis

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Jill Jackson Pearse

Jill Jackson Pearse

DONATION: $100

3 years ago