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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

EVENT: Run Ranger Run V

EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2017

Leslie Watts

THE STORY:

Run Ranger Run V(5)

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.  Each team will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for stated veteran transition issues.

Progress is being made due to dedicated and joint efforts. We need to continue our momentum in helping  veterans who continue to battle unemployment, underemployment,  homelessness and suicide.  The most recent Department of Labor statistics from March 2016 show Global War on Terror veteran unemployment is down 1.4 percent. The VA also reports a decline in veteran suicide to twenty per day from  previously reported twenty two veterans a day take their own lives.  The work of             GallantFew does make a difference and  your miles will change lives!    

 

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 – GallantFew offers an annual Run Ranger Run event.

“I also want you to know how much of an impact this event had on my life."

"Thank you for all of your help and for this wonderful event. I can't tell you how much this has brought my husband (a combat veteran) out of his shell for a while. Its been great!"

The Event

Teams of up to ten individuals will pledge to walk, run, swim, kayak 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, swim, kayak or ride a bike (or any combination) a total of 565 miles during  February. 

- Teams can be one 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:

TBA - check this page often to get information updates

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To This Fundraiser

$7,569

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bryce Mahoney

    $25

  • John Tredway

    $100

  • Tony Mayne

    $100

  • Dickie & Lea Ann Ewell

    $25

  • Paula M

    $25

  • Maria G.

    $50

  • Ross and Nancy Cole

    $50

  • Tara Puigdomenech

    $25

  • Steve & Saundra Hodge

    $50

  • Joker and Harley

    $100

  • Sara Duckett

    $100

  • Mark Cimini

    $20

  • Cory & Joy Henderson

    $25

  • Mary and Eric

    $25

  • Diane Andresen

    $25

  • Tasha and Bob Cicherillo

    $50

  • Connie & Charlie Shealy

    $25

  • Mike and Debbie Riggs

    $50

  • Bill D'Epagnier

    $218.90

  • James V

    $500

  • Robert Fisher

    $3,426

  • Robert Fisher

    $2,530

  • Anonymous

    $25

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The Team: $7,569 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Bryce Mahoney

Amount Raised

$6,799

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Robert Gowin

Amount Raised

$400

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Steven Brown

Amount Raised

$120

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Tony Mayne

Amount Raised

$100

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Jennifer Carlson

Amount Raised

$100

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Leslie Watts

Amount Raised

$25

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Brittany Brown

Amount Raised

$25

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Jeramiah Wegner

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Robert Fisher

Robert Fisher

DONATION: $2,530

Donation 2 of 2 from ValenChive 8 months ago

Robert Fisher

Robert Fisher

DONATION: $3,426

1 of 2 donations from #ValenChive. A Chive meetup held in Wilmington, NC on 11 Feb 2017. Around 100 Chivers all over from NC, SC, VA, GA, and MD came together to raise funds for GallantFew. Some of the ways we accomplished this was with competitions, a Prize Wheel, live and silent auctions and donations from Kowboyz Saloon, Wilmington, NC and Hops Supply Co. A big thank you to those who helped make this possible and our amazing sponsors. RLTW and KCCO 8 months ago

James V

James V

DONATION: $500

In memory of my uncle William Daniel, who served two tours as a Pathfinder in Vietnam, and who very much could have used the help of The Darby Project. 8 months ago

Bill D'Epagnier

Bill D'Epagnier

DONATION: $218.90

I am donating $ .10 for every mile that I hiked on the Appalachian Trail last year. 8 months ago

Mike and Debbie Riggs

Mike and Debbie Riggs

DONATION: $50

Great job cuz! Such a worthy cause for all Veterans ! It's an honor to be part of a family that has so many members that have served or are currently serving! 9 months ago

Connie & Charlie Shealy

Connie & Charlie Shealy

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Tasha and Bob Cicherillo

Tasha and Bob Cicherillo

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Diane Andresen

Diane Andresen

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Mary and Eric

Mary and Eric

DONATION: $25

Good luck and great cause to support! 9 months ago