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Ranger Ironman V

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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

ORGANIZER: Joseph

EVENT: Run Ranger Run V

EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2017

David Charpentier

THE STORY:

Joseph Yorio wrote -

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.

 

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

$1,331

MONEY RAISED
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  • Heidi Philip & Daniel Epstein

    $36

  • Tom H.

    $10

  • Blaine, Becky and David

    $250

  • Dan and Kate Eckert

    $100

  • The Romano Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • kyle

    $50

  • MacKenzie Family

    $50

  • The Moon's

    $100

  • Mary and Neil Charpentier

    $35

  • Shawn & Kristin Crowley

    $200

  • Neil & Michelle Warner

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Teresa and Tony Dillinger

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lee A Crume

    $25

  • Jon and Angie Weeks

    $100

  • David Charpentier

    $75

  • Ashley Rieple

    $25

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The Team: $16,881 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Yorio

Amount Raised

$15,000

 

150% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Charpentier

Amount Raised

$1,331

Fundraiser Title

Cindy Yorio

Amount Raised

$550

Donor Comments

Ashley Rieple

Ashley Rieple

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

David Charpentier

David Charpentier

DONATION: $75

6 months ago

Jon and Angie Weeks

Jon and Angie Weeks

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Lee A Crume

Lee A Crume

DONATION: $25

For My Friend David Charpentier 6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Chris Soelzer, KIA 24 Dec 2003 6 months ago

Teresa and Tony Dillinger

Teresa and Tony Dillinger

DONATION: $50

In Memory of SSGT Tony "Wojo" 6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Neil & Michelle Warner

Neil & Michelle Warner

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Shawn & Kristin Crowley

Shawn & Kristin Crowley

DONATION: $200

6 months ago

Mary and Neil Charpentier

Mary and Neil Charpentier

DONATION: $35

in memory of Uncle Marcel, MIA 6-44 6 months ago