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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

EVENT: Run Ranger Run 2

EVENT DATE: Feb 28, 2014

Mileage Tracker: 618

Joe Connolly

THE STORY:

Run Ranger Run

Run Ranger Run (“runrangerrun.com”) is a month-long run to raise funds for Gallant Few (“gallantfew.com”), an organization whose mission is to eliminate US Army Ranger veteran unemployment, homelessness, and suicide through a unique mentoring program that matches a Ranger veteran who has successfully transitioned to civilian life with a Ranger veteran who has just departed active duty.  Gallant Few's dream is to one day be able to assist every honorably discharged veteran from every branch of the service.  A team of up to ten individuals will pledge to walk, run and/or ride bicycles a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February. 

Veterans continue to battle record high levels of unemployment, under-employment, homelessness and suicide.  The most recent Department of Labor Statistics from May 2012 show Global War on Terror veterans are 40% more likely to be unemployed than a person who never served.  Most troubling is the fact that the VA reports eighteen veterans take their own lives daily, and active duty suicides have averaged one per day this year – a rate unheard of before now. We can make a difference by supporting Gallant Few and Run Ranger Run!


How it Started

In 2012, 3rd Ranger Battalion veteran US Army Corporal Cory Smith, after deploying to combat twice, witnessing friends being killed and wounded, and with his own marriage failing, decided to highlight the difficult journey home many soldiers face when they leave the Army by undergoing a very public and very difficult journey home himself.  Cory decided to run 565 miles in 28 days from Fort Benning, Georgia (Home of the Rangers) to his home in Indianapolis, Indiana.  His primary motivation during his run home was the opportunity to hold his daughter Elleigh in his arms when he completed his run.


As a Result

To honor Cory’s incredible effort and raise awareness for veterans issues – particularly around divorce, unemployment, homelessness and suicide – Gallant Few is sponsoring an annual Run Ranger Run event
 

The Event

Run Ranger Run:  A team of up to ten individuals will pledge to walk, run and/or ride bicycles a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February (usually 28 days).  They will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for veteran issues.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$4,872

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Karen and Lincoln Heacock

    $50

  • Proud Parents of an Army Veteran

    $50

  • Mike Daley

    $10

  • Paul + Anne Weisgerber

    $100

  • Laura Hamilton

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • The Baron Weintraub Family

    $50

  • Marcy Freedman

    $50

  • Julie Carr

     

  • Josey Sharp

    $40

  • Poppy & Josie

    $25

  • Poppy & Josie

    $50

  • Poppy & Josie

    $25

  • Gary Von Kennel

    $200

  • Tom Nagle

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris McAndrews

    $100

  • Jennifer Barnes

     

  • Dave Tompkins

    $100

  • Ginni Guiton

     

  • Barb Wickham

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Lynn Haim

    $25

  • Kelly Graef

    $25

  • Pam Joski

     

  • Julie & Greg Meert

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Carol Polakoff

    $100

  • John Martello

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Tim Gallagher

    $50

  • Sichel-Chorao

    $40

  • Nancy White Ramamurthi

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Casey

    $25

  • Gilmours

    $100

  • Joe Chernik

    $25

  • Tracey Alexander

    $104

  • Kurt Pitzer & Kimberly Levin

    $50

  • Ott

    $100

  • Mandell's

    $50

  • Mark Becker

    $50

  • Margaret Riley

    $200

  • mark Sandelson

    $50

  • Eli Despres

    $100

  • Sam Ball

    $36

  • Joe Chernik

    $20

  • scott greenberg

     

  • Maureen & Rich

    $50

  • Mary Quinn

    $25

  • Bob Parsons

    $100

  • Jael and Lee

    $140

  • Weezer

    $52

  • Carl & Nancy

    $52

  • Shecky Greene

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Roger and Ruth

    $105

  • jen aaron

    $105

  • Amy Katz and Josh Leitner

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Morty

    $53

  • tina david + eli

    $100

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162% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,872 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Bob Edwards

Amount Raised

$3,087

Fundraiser Title

Dave Frazer

Amount Raised

$370

 

148% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dave Tompkins

Amount Raised

$340

Fundraiser Title

Brian Regan

Amount Raised

$250

 

100% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Sperry

Amount Raised

$225

Fundraiser Title

Joe Connolly

Amount Raised

$200

 

7% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Glen Woodbury

Amount Raised

$150

Fundraiser Title

"Wick" Wickham

Amount Raised

$125

Donor Comments

tina david + eli

tina david + eli

DONATION: $100

A tribute to you Bob Edwards. Thanks for your service! 4 years ago

Morty

Morty

DONATION: $53

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Amy Katz and Josh Leitner

Amy Katz and Josh Leitner

DONATION: $50

Great cause. Happy to support. Go Bob!! 4 years ago

jen aaron

jen aaron

DONATION: $105

well done, bob! 4 years ago

Roger and Ruth

Roger and Ruth

DONATION: $105

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Shecky Greene

Shecky Greene

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Carl & Nancy

Carl & Nancy

DONATION: $52

4 years ago

Weezer

Weezer

DONATION: $52

4 years ago