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Tara Seracka's Fundraiser:

Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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Tara Seracka

THE STORY:

On Sunday, November 6th, I'll be running the New York City marathon in support of Lead the Way Fund, a non-profit organization established in honor of Sergeant James (Jimmy) Regan. Funds raised by Lead the Way go to support disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, been injured or are currently serving around the world.  

After being recruited by Duke University on a lacrosse scholarship, Jimmy led the Duke lacrosse team to two ACC championships and graduated with a degree in economics. Following graduation, deeply impacted by the events of 9/11, Jimmy turned down a lucrative financial services job at UBS and a law school scholarship to enlist in the Army, eventually joining the U.S. Army Rangers, an elite special operations unit.  As a Ranger, Jimmy deployed twice to each of Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In February of 2007, while serving in Northern Iraq with the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Jimmy was killed by an IED that targeted the vehicle he was traveling in during combat patrol.  At the time of his death, at only 26, Jimmy left behind his loving family, friends and fiancé, Mary. Following Jimmy’s death, Mary and Jimmy’s family established Lead the Way Fund to honor Jimmy and provide ongoing support to his fellow Army Rangers.  Today, Mary is an accomplished ER doctor and someone I am proud to call a friend.   

Jimmy was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Purple Heart. Jimmy’s awards also include the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

I am tremendously honored to run in support of Lead the Way and Army Rangers around the world. I am deeply appreciative of any support you can give.

Big thanks and love,

Tara

For more information about Lead the Way, please visit https://www.leadthewayfund.org/.  To learn more about Jimmy and his courageous sacrifice, please visit https://www.leadthewayfund.org/sgt-james-j-regan-memorial/ and https://www.leadthewayfund.org/sgt-james-j-regan/.

$3,700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jacob Lee Uhland

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Tamara Morse

    $500

  • Claire Newton & Ted Maloney

     

  • Aunt Bug and Dick

    $250

  • Chrissy Towle

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • DFD

    $150

  • Mom

    $500

  • Cindy

    $50

  • charlie&teresa;

    $100

  • JG

     

  • Bruce & Carla

    $50

  • Aunt Robbie

     

  • Paula

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lehr

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Your Favorite Boss

    $100

  • ebs

    $100

  • Quinn

     

  • The Fears Family

    $400

  • Mary McHugh

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Aunt Jackie & Uncle Mario

    $100

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106% Raised of$3,500 Goal

The Team: $122,440 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Nicholas Passarelli

Amount Raised

$13,426

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Devon Barrett

Amount Raised

$6,492

 

130% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Patricia Vincent

Amount Raised

$5,270

 

176% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Brigid Kenny

Amount Raised

$5,226

 

174% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Marc Rapuano

Amount Raised

$4,225

 

141% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chip Piper

Amount Raised

$4,073

 

81% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Vessa

Amount Raised

$3,866

 

129% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Megan Davey

Amount Raised

$3,850

 

128% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Aunt Jackie & Uncle Mario

Aunt Jackie & Uncle Mario

DONATION: $100

Good Luck! We are very proud of you! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mary McHugh

Mary McHugh

DONATION: $100

Such a rock star, thank you Tara! 2 years ago

The Fears Family

The Fears Family

DONATION: $400

We are so proud of you , Tara â 2 years ago

Quinn

Quinn

Rangers Lead the Way! Go TRa! 2 years ago

ebs

ebs

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Your Favorite Boss

Your Favorite Boss

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Lehr

Lehr

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago