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Moving for the Military

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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

EVENT: Run Ranger Run 2

EVENT DATE: Feb 02, 2014

Mileage Tracker: 569

Amanda Wilkins

THE STORY:

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 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 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

TBA

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$325

MONEY RAISED
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  • Eric

    $100

  • Ron & Debbie Trentman

    $50

  • Jessica Noboa

    $25

  • James and Angela Massingale

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carol Crosson

    $25

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65% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $325 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Wilkins

Amount Raised

$175

 

35% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cicily Bardin

Amount Raised

$125

Fundraiser Title

heidi crosson

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Carol Crosson

Carol Crosson

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

James and Angela Massingale

James and Angela Massingale

DONATION: $100

For Jake Massingale, 2nd Ranger Battalion Ft. Lewis 3 years ago

Jessica Noboa

Jessica Noboa

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Ron & Debbie Trentman

Ron & Debbie Trentman

DONATION: $50

Thanks Amanda, this a wonderful cause! 3 years ago

Eric

Eric

DONATION: $100

3 years ago