BENEFITING: THE SERGEANT THOMAS JOSEPH SULLIVAN CENTER
EVENT: Marine Corps Marathon 2013
EVENT DATE: Oct 27, 2013
I'm going to raise money under the banner of Scruffy the wonder dog for my 2014 personal fundraising drive for SSC, spurred on by the Marine Corps Marathon (in which I will walk quickly). I'm starting late so I may keep raising funds under the Scruffy banner after the marathon, provided that I do not perish.
Here's the main thing. Scruffy was our family dog. Scruffy did amazing things, like climb fences, which other dogs could not do. She always tested the limits, and she was always victorious.
She disappeared the day before the attack on September 11. She was Tom's favorite dog -- the picture is of Tom and Scruffy. It is the spirit of Scruffy, her innovative and courageous spirit, which reminds me that against the odds we can triumph.