First and foremost:
"Thank you" to all the soldiers who have served and protected this country.
About me and my fundraiser:
I will be running in the Marine Corps Marathon on October 27th, 2013 and the money I raise is benefiting an organization, Run for the Fallen Maine. Through donations, this organization helps the families of fallen heroes (after 9/11/01) through a general assistance fund and scholarships. I will be running to honor LCPL. Angel Rosa, who passed away at the age of 21, on March 13, 2007, due to injuries he recieved while serving in Iraq.
LCPL. Angel Rosa graduated from South Portland High School in 2004, where he was captain of the soccer team. He volunteered to referee in youth soccer programs and worked as a community volunteer. Rosa attended the University of Southern Maine in 2005 and joined the Marines in February 2006. His long-term plans were to become a police officer or fire fighter.
Please help honor this fallen hero, LCPL. Angel Rosa, and his family, by sponsoring me to run 26. 2 miles.
"Angel will be remembered as a man who touched everyone's lives, a man who inspired us to be better all around, with a smile that could melt anyone's heart and brighten up a day." (Portland Press Herald)