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Marie DeForest Garcia's Fundraiser:

NYC Marathon 2017 - Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund

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Marie DeForest Garcia

THE STORY:

I am running the 2017 NYC Marathon this year to help disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, have been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. 26.2 miles is a long race, but it is nothing compared to the challenges that our military and their families face on a daily basis.  

My family is a steadfast supporter of our country’s servicemen and servicewomen. My twin sister, Christine, is an emergency medicine physician in the U.S. Navy. This year is her ninth year of service. During Christine's time in the navy I have run several marathons. For two of those marathons, she was deployed in the Middle East. I spent those races thinking and connecting with Christine. My family is fortunate that Christine will be in the U.S. this year when I run the NYC marathon, but I have no doubt that she’ll be at the forefront of my thoughts as I run to raise money for her comrades.   

Also, this year’s NYC marathon is two weeks past my husband, Grant, and my first year wedding anniversary. I am blessed to now be a part of the Garcia family. Grant’s grandfathers are WWII Veterans, one with the U.S. Army and the other with the U.S. Air Force.  

The Lead the Way Fund is an extraordinary organization. It was started by the Reagan family after their son, Sgt. James J. Regan (“Jimmy”), was killed by an IED that targeted his vehicle in northern Iraq in February, 2007. I am in awe of the strength and grace of the Reagans.  The Lead The Way Fund, Inc. provides spouses and children of deceased, disabled or active duty Rangers with assistance for health and wellness programs and other services determined to be vital to the family’s well-being, beyond what the government can offer. Your contribution matters and will help change the lives of many Rangers and their families. 

Thank you for your generosity.    

$3,381

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marie DeForest

    $250

  • Aaron Reback

     

  • Scott Celander

    $100

  • Kamya Mehta

     

  • Kelly & Adrienne Cordova Johnston

    $100

  • Kathryn & Michael Bryson

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Natalie DiTomasso

     

  • Oliver and Kinnon Foley

     

  • Jamie Wilson

    $25

  • JULIE & JEFF RUMSEY

    $25

  • David Berardinelli and Family

    $100

  • Dan & Carla Grob Family

    $100

  • Gianna Nucci

    $25

  • The Polsellis

     

  • daryl clarke

    $100

  • Dave & Charla Huber

    $100

  • John & Meghan

     

  • Jennifer Macquarrie

    $50

  • Lindsay Waterbury

     

  • Walter P DeForest

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jill Kelsey

    $26.20

  • Doran Bowe

    $50

  • Grant

     

  • Christine DeForest

     

  • Lauren Lundy

    $100

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113% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $103,341 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Vinnie illiano

Amount Raised

$11,501

 

96% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Global Risk Advisors

Amount Raised

$7,843

Fundraiser Title

Liz Walsh and Sarah Staines

Amount Raised

$6,151

 

103% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kyle Overs

Amount Raised

$5,012

 

167% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Pinckert

Amount Raised

$4,147

Fundraiser Title

Vincent Zupo

Amount Raised

$4,136

 

103% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Reed Kern

Amount Raised

$3,850

 

128% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Murphy

Amount Raised

$3,575

 

119% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lauren Lundy

Lauren Lundy

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Christine DeForest

Christine DeForest

8 months ago

Grant

Grant

8 months ago

 Doran Bowe

Doran Bowe

DONATION: $50

With love and support! 8 months ago

Jill Kelsey

Jill Kelsey

DONATION: $26.20

8 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

8 months ago

Walter P DeForest

Walter P DeForest

DONATION: $1,000

8 months ago

Lindsay Waterbury

Lindsay Waterbury

8 months ago

Jennifer Macquarrie

Jennifer Macquarrie

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

John & Meghan

John & Meghan

9 months ago