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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

EVENT: Run Ranger Run V

EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2017

Melinda Sparks

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

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$605

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mike Lynch

    $50

  • Barron Sparks

    $50

  • Ashlee and Ian

    $25

  • Anna L

    $25

  • Ranger Dan

    $25

  • Jeromy Garrison

    $25

  • Crystal

    $20

  • Ronald Fortin

    $25

  • katelyn noyes

    $10

  • SUE FORTIN

    $250

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12% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $605 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ronald Fortin

Amount Raised

$275

Fundraiser Title

Melinda Sparks

Amount Raised

$200

 

4% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Paula Saunders

Amount Raised

$80

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Steven Sparks

Amount Raised

$50

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Gabriel Ricks

Amount Raised

$0

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Justin Edell

Amount Raised

$0

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Kira Taft

Amount Raised

$0

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Miranda Smith

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

SUE FORTIN

SUE FORTIN

DONATION: $250

8 months ago

katelyn noyes

katelyn noyes

DONATION: $10

9 months ago

Ronald Fortin

Ronald Fortin

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Crystal

Crystal

DONATION: $20

Go Paula!! 10 months ago

Jeromy Garrison

Jeromy Garrison

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Ranger Dan

Ranger Dan

DONATION: $25

Get some 10 months ago

Anna L

Anna L

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Ashlee and Ian

Ashlee and Ian

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Barron Sparks

Barron Sparks

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch

DONATION: $50

MSG Bobby Canning SFC Randall Rehn SFC Peter Jennings SPC Patrick Patterson 11 months ago