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Filipiak Swim.Bike.Run. Elite Team

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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

EVENT: Run Ranger Run

EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 6,084

Cody Ward

THE STORY:

Why Filipiak?

Ranger Dan Filipiak served with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Ranger Battalion.  Dan was a successful graduate of Army Infantry School, Army Airborne School, Ranger Indoctrination Course (RIP), and Army Ranger School.  Furthermore, Dan deployed to combat in support of the Global War on Terror.  He was a pleasure to be around, even in the harshest environments.

Regretfully, only months after leaving active duty our brother in arms took his own life.

Why Swim.Bike.Run. Elite Team?

Our team is unique because the goal for EACH of our team members is to complete AT LEAST 565 miles in the month of February for a team total of 5,650 miles or more.  Whether it be through swimming, biking, or running, every mile will count toward his or her individual goal.

Who we are:

We are a group of endurance athletes, located around the United States, that hope to raise awareness about veterans' issues through our participation in Run Ranger Run.

Please take a few seconds to read about the cause, give what you can, and if you are up to the challenege, join the team! I dare you to join us...but remember, we are each responsible for 565 miles! So, if you decide to Ranger-up, don't forget: Surrender is NOT a Ranger word!

Every little bit helps! No donation is too small!

 

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 the stated veteran issues.

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.  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!

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 – we are offering 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 the stated veteran issues.

Key components

- A team captain recruits and forms his or her team.

-  Team goal is to walk, run or ride a bike (or any combination) a total of 565 miles during  February. 

- Teams can be two 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.

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$360

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Cody ward

    $20

  • the Losekes

    $20

  • steve hach

    $25

  • Zin Zin

     

  • The Phillips Fam

    $25

  • The Groover Clan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Olive Ann Groover

    $100

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The Team: $360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Clark Groover

Amount Raised

$200

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Cody Ward

Amount Raised

$115

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Daniel Larson

Amount Raised

$25

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John Darhun

Amount Raised

$10

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Jennie Donofrio Hansen

Amount Raised

$10

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Josh Mathis

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$0

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Moka Best Allen

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David Hansen

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Donor Comments

Olive Ann Groover

Olive Ann Groover

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

The Groover Clan

The Groover Clan

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

The Phillips Fam

The Phillips Fam

DONATION: $25

For our military friends 5 years ago

Zin Zin

Zin Zin

Best of luck cuz! 5 years ago

steve hach

steve hach

DONATION: $25

glad to see you Cody. Best, Steve 5 years ago

the Losekes

the Losekes

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Cody ward

Cody ward

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

5 years ago