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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

ORGANIZER: Leslie

EVENT: Run Ranger Run IV

Wesley Clark

THE STORY:

Leslie Watts 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.

 

Kick-Off Events:

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DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,305

MONEY RAISED
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  • Clark, your favorite JTAC

    $20

  • Michelle Boheler and family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Wes's OTHER parents

    $50

  • Susan

    $50

  • Ernest

    $25

  • Mark Rose

     

  • JTAC Lives Matter

    $20

  • Paul Saltzman

    $100

  • Cheryl Olson

    $20

  • Kisha

    $25

  • Your Best Gal Pal!

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ben Sady

    $100

  • Cheryl Levesque

    $100

  • Rachel Lavine - in honor of Sgt. Ryan Cernohorsky, USMC

     

  • Andrew Gorcica

     

  • Haynes

    $25

  • Karen Furstenberg

    $500

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44% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $1,380 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Wesley Clark

Amount Raised

$1,305

 

44% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brittany Powell

Amount Raised

$75

Fundraiser Title

Leslie Watts

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cameron Watts

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Ricchiuto

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Karen Furstenberg

Karen Furstenberg

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Haynes

Haynes

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Andrew Gorcica

Andrew Gorcica

A thanks to those who have serve or will serve in the future. 3 years ago

Rachel Lavine - in honor of Sgt. Ryan Cernohorsky, USMC

Rachel Lavine - in honor of Sgt. Ryan Cernohorsky, USMC

In Honor of Sgt. Ryan Cernohorsky, USMC 3 years ago

Cheryl Levesque

Cheryl Levesque

DONATION: $100

Good luck! 3 years ago

Ben Sady

Ben Sady

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Tribute to those who serve 3 years ago

Your Best Gal Pal!

Your Best Gal Pal!

DONATION: $20

Thanks for all of your years of service and for being such an awesome person! 3 years ago

Kisha

Kisha

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Cheryl Olson

Cheryl Olson

DONATION: $20

Our troops need our help. 3 years ago