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Team SSI, Ranger Ironman IV

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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

EVENT: Run Ranger Run IV

EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2016

Mileage Tracker: 678

Joseph Yorio

THE STORY:

As a former 1/75 Ranger, the father of a 3/75 Ranger, an Ironman triathlete, former GallantFew Board Member and President and CEO of School Specialty Inc.(SSI) my team and I are committed to being active for 565 miles in the month of February to let our service members know we are behind them in their transition to civilian life. Join us in the effort of supporting GallantFew and their mission.

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

$5,725

MONEY RAISED
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  • David Charpentier

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tony and Teresa Dillinger

    $50

  • Jeff LeRoy/Emily DeFranco

    $150

  • Shawn & Kristin Crowley

    $100

  • Chris & Anne Gilmore

    $50

  • Tom Gwiazdowski

    $50

  • Hurst family

    $250

  • Neil and Mary Charpentier

    $50

  • The Fulton Family

    $75

  • Dana and Al

    $50

  • Elaine and Terry Elko

    $25

  • MacKenzie Family

    $100

  • Steve and Connie Mitchell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jon & Angie Weeks

    $100

  • Joseph Yorio

    $1,750

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Rich Frankel and Theresa Gusman

    $250

  • Jim Wilson and Tracey Greathouse

    $100

  • Tom & Valerie Scoleri

    $100

  • Jan and Bob Rosselot

    $50

  • Osterwisch Family

    $100

  • Jason and Debbie Lehtinen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Joe Yorio

    $1,250

  • The Eckert Family

    $25

  • Mensah Family

    $100

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76% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $5,725 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Yorio

Amount Raised

$3,450

 

46% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Charpentier

Amount Raised

$1,775

Fundraiser Title

Cindy Yorio

Amount Raised

$250

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Yorio

Amount Raised

$250

Donor Comments

Mensah Family

Mensah Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Eckert Family

The Eckert Family

DONATION: $25

So happy to support a great cause!!!! 2 years ago

Joe Yorio

Joe Yorio

DONATION: $1,250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

In Memory od James W. Markwell - RIP Jimmy 2 years ago

Jason and Debbie Lehtinen

Jason and Debbie Lehtinen

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Osterwisch Family

Osterwisch Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jan and Bob Rosselot

Jan and Bob Rosselot

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tom & Valerie  Scoleri

Tom & Valerie Scoleri

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jim Wilson and Tracey Greathouse

Jim Wilson and Tracey Greathouse

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Rich Frankel and Theresa Gusman

Rich Frankel and Theresa Gusman

DONATION: $250

God bless the men and women that serve our great country! 2 years ago