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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

ORGANIZER: BOB

EVENT: Run Ranger Run IV

EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2016

Daniel Bleskey

THE STORY:

BOB GEHRICKE wrote -

Run Ranger Run IV(4)

Teams of up to ten individuals pledge to walk, run and/or ride bicycles a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February.  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 july 2015 show Global War on Terror veterans are 37% more likely to be unemployed than a person who never served and two times as more likely to be unemployed than a Desert Storm era Vetran.  The VA reports twenty two veterans take their own lives daily, and active duty suicides have averaged one per day. We can and do 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:  Teams 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.  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.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • 1st SGT Martin F. Bleskey USMC

    $500

  • Jeff Abraham

    $25

  • Dawn Bleskey

    $100

  • The Pontius Family

    $25

  • Dee Dee Bleskey

    $100

  • The Benson Family

    $100

  • Patrick and Carol Bleskey and Sydney

    $50

  • Nancy Beeunas

    $50

  • Daniel M Bleskey

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

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The Team: $6,106 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

BOB GEHRICKE

Amount Raised

$3,471

 

347% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Bleskey

Amount Raised

$1,250

Fundraiser Title

Mike Christiansen

Amount Raised

$1,135

Fundraiser Title

JD Laack

Amount Raised

$250

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In Tribute to a Great Seabee. 3 years ago

Daniel M Bleskey

Daniel M Bleskey

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Nancy Beeunas

Nancy Beeunas

DONATION: $50

Great cause, Dan 3 years ago

Patrick and Carol Bleskey and Sydney

Patrick and Carol Bleskey and Sydney

DONATION: $50

In memory of all our military 3 years ago

The Benson Family

The Benson Family

DONATION: $100

Debbie, Scott, Chris, Allisha, Caleb, Greg, Danielle and Gavin 3 years ago

Dee Dee Bleskey

Dee Dee Bleskey

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Pontius Family

The Pontius Family

DONATION: $25

Go Uncle Dan... What a great cause! 3 years ago

Dawn Bleskey

Dawn Bleskey

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jeff Abraham

Jeff Abraham

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

1st SGT Martin F. Bleskey USMC

1st SGT Martin F. Bleskey USMC

DONATION: $500

In Memory of Janith Bleskey 3 years ago