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Team Travis and Brendan MCM 2012

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Jordan Huffman via Crowdrise
July 30, 2012

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Jordan Huffman

THE STORY:

I am running the Marine Corps Marathon with "Team Travis and Brendan" on October 30, in Washington D.C. to raise funds for the Travis Manion Foundation. I am committed to doing this to honor 1st Lt. Travis Manion, a heroic young Marine who gave his life in Iraq while saving his unit in Fallujah, and his Naval Academy roommate, Navy (SEAL) Lt. Brendan Looney who was killed last September in Afghanistan. Today, they are buried side-by-side in Arlington National Cemetery and we run to honor them and all of our men and women in the Military.

 I decided to run for Team Travis and Brendan because I feel a strong tie to the Travis Manion Foundation. The first Marine Corps marathon I ran I happened to be staying at the team hotel so I became interested in their cause. I am running in memory of my step mom Cynthia Forgey who passed away from ovarian cancer Sept. 2, 2011 and my good friend Captain Brandon Barrett (KIA 5.5.10) Helmand Province, Afghanistan. I also am running in honor of my husband Aaron Huffman who I am so very proud of for his commitment and service to this great country. Travis and Brendan were both graduates of the US Naval Academy where my husband and Capt. Barrett went to school and Travis's mom (the founder of the Travis Foudation passed away from a battle with cancer this year. 

Your donation will enable the Travis Manion Foundation to continue their mission to "Honor the Fallen by Challenging the Living." This mission is accomplished in the following endeavors:

Character Does Matter- Inspired by Travis’s words “If not me, then who…” this youth leadership program challenges young men and women to develop their character by seeking "If Not Me, Then Who..." moments in everyday life. In unique, powerful presentations by veterans and family members of the fallen, young men and women learn about character, leadership, and service. At the end of each presentation a fallen hero's moving story is told. The audience is then challenged to go out and serve in their own communities in honor of the sacrifices of those who have given all for our freedoms.

Challenge Grants- Challenge Grants are provided to the entire military community -survivors of fallen American heroes, active duty troops, veterans, and military family members. Grants are given for service projects, furthering education, physical challenges, and everything in-between. Grant recipients are challenged to keep the spirit of service and love of country alive for every fallen hero.

9/11 Heroes Run- Last year the Foundation hosted over thirty-five 5K 9/11 Heroes Runs around the world to challenge Americans to run, volunteer, donate, cheer, but most of all to honor the more than 9,000 Fallen American Heroes since 9/11. May we never forget. Proceeds from the race benefit the Travis Manion Foundation and local first responder charities in each community where a race is held.

The Foundation also hosts and fully funds a TAPS Good Grief Seminar for Families of the Fallen, helps fund Fellowships for wounded veterans in partnership with the Mission Continues, has provided over $200,000 in scholarships, and hosts and annual Operation Care Package Event.

$495

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joey and Laura Martin

    $20

  • Five Star Nissan of Albany and the Huffman Family

    $50

  • Gary Melby & Nancy Schmitt

    $20

  • Colleen & Jeff Webster

    $50

  • Jill Moor & Family

    $50

  • Anne Wilson friend of Elaine Huffman and The Huffmans

    $10

  • Jennifer Porter

    $50

  • Mrs Semler

    $10

  • Cordial Family

    $15

  • Jennifer & Dave

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tracy Knepp

    $20

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83% Raised of $600 Goal

The Team: $495 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Tracy Knepp

Tracy Knepp

DONATION: $20

I just saw your fundraising page...hope I'm not too late!! Great JOB!! xoxo 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Thank you Jordan for being part of a great cause! 5 years ago

Jennifer & Dave

Jennifer & Dave

So proud of you! 5 years ago

Cordial Family

Cordial Family

DONATION: $15

Such a great cause, so proud of you! 5 years ago

Mrs Semler

Mrs Semler

DONATION: $10

Donation In Loving Memory of Captain Brandon Barrett (Classmate, Friend, Hero)... On September 11th 2001 the United States of America was brought to their knees by an Al Qaeda led terrorist attack. It was the single most heinous attack on American soil to date. As a born and bred New Yorker the events of 9/11 continuously afflict my soul. "If I don't, then who”…. Brandon, as a teenager (opportunities abound) watched the unsettling events of 9/11 and accepted a seat at the United States Naval Academy. Brandon’s graduating class (Class of 2006) was first to embrace service appointments cognizant they'd graduate into war. Freedom isn’t free… Brandon deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from March to October 2008 and again in December 2009. Brandon was killed in action May 5, 2010. GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN! 5 years ago

Jennifer Porter

Jennifer Porter

DONATION: $50

I am very proud of all your hard work in honoring your friend and all Marines. L, Mom 5 years ago

Anne Wilson friend of Elaine Huffman and The Huffmans

Anne Wilson friend of Elaine Huffman and The Huffmans

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Jill Moor & Family

Jill Moor & Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Colleen & Jeff Webster

Colleen & Jeff Webster

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Gary Melby & Nancy Schmitt

Gary Melby & Nancy Schmitt

DONATION: $20

5 years ago