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Team McHugh Races for Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund

Organized by: MaryEllen Picciuto

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THE STORY:

Sisters Kelly McHugh (age 23) and Kristen McHugh (21) will run the Army Ten-Miler to raise funds for the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, the charity inspired by their father, Colonel John “Johnny Mac” McHugh. Colonel McHugh was killed in action in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 18, 2010. A West Point graduate and Army aviator, McHugh served over 24 years in the U.S. Army. He is remembered as a selfless soldier, husband, father of 5, and friend.

The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund was established by John’s classmates from the West Point Class of 1986 to assist veterans and their family members with education expenses – giving back to those who have given so much. Both Kelly, a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University, and her sister Kristen, a senior at Liberty University, are grateful recipients of scholarships provided by the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund through a partnership with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

“The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund has been there for my family and me through thick and thin,” said Kelly. “Having the opportunity to raise money for fellow children of fallen soldiers, military families and veterans alike while running in this year’s Army 10 Miler is an honor.”

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler. The premier running event of the United States Army, the Army Ten-Miler begins and ends at the Pentagon, and takes runners on a picturesque course through the nation’s capital. It is the third largest 10 mile race in the world, and has participants from all 50 states.

Kelly and Kristen have been training for the race and will have no trouble completing the ten mile run.

“Help us honor the service and sacrifice of our father and all veterans and their families by supporting our run with a donation to the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund,” says Kelly.

The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund—giving back through education. Learn more here: www.johnnymac.org.

$11,686

 

117% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • MaryEllen Picciuto

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • David A. Grasch

    $100

  • Katie, Kevin, and Austin Knight

    $50

  • Rob Klein

    $50

  • Clarissa Petery

    $50

  • Michael McHugh and the NJ McHugh Cousins

    $250

  • Francis T. Seibure

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Dowd Family

    $50

  • Julie Sommer Johnston

    $50

  • Kris Fuhr

    $100

  • Ryan

     

  • Tom Sharp

    $100

  • Lou Capezzuto

    $100

  • Michell L. Davis

    $50

  • Ted Hoyt

    $100

  • JR Schwartz

    $86

  • Tom Smith

    $100

  • Jim McHugh

    $200

  • John and Kelly Gibson

    $100

  • Mark and Carol Cordone

    $100

  • Scott Barrington

    $100

  • Cheryl & Taylor Endres

    $100

  • David McCarley

    $100

  • The Ronsairo Family

     

  • Willis Richard McAdams, Jr.

    $100

  • Scott D. Weaver

    $150

  • Tony and Michelle Guzzi

    $500

  • Clare Hayner

    $50

  • John Lynch

    $100

  • Steve Wolsky

    $100

  • Jo-Ann Wolsky

    $100

  • Gerard Paris

    $50

  • Jeff C. Allen USMA '86 Kuwait '07-08

    $100

  • Bill Wolsky & Jessica Paik

    $100

  • Mike & Kay Slattery

    $200

  • Vic & Patricia Losure

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Wilma Larsen

     

  • Jim and Debbie Bellina

    $100

  • Steve Comunale

     

  • David Urban

    $500

  • Richard F. Ferrucci

    $200

  • Amy & Bob Currier

    $200

  • Bill & Joyce Schiffer

    $250

  • Ronald & Billye Coleman

    $100

  • COL (Retired) and Mrs. Dave Anderson, USMA '86

    $100

  • Terry Finley

    $500

  • EMCOR Group

    $5,000

  • Shane and Lisa Downey

    $200

  • Jim and Kathy Breen

    $100

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MaryEllen Picciuto

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Donor Comments

Jim and Kathy Breen

Jim and Kathy Breen

DONATION: $100

In memory of a great man, Johnny Mac! 4 years ago

Shane and Lisa Downey

Shane and Lisa Downey

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

EMCOR Group

EMCOR Group

DONATION: $5,000

4 years ago

Terry Finley

Terry Finley

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

COL (Retired) and Mrs. Dave Anderson, USMA '86

COL (Retired) and Mrs. Dave Anderson, USMA '86

DONATION: $100

Good luck ladies. Your dad is one of my heroes. A man never without a smile, I know he is smiling down on you every day. 4 years ago

Ronald & Billye Coleman

Ronald & Billye Coleman

DONATION: $100

Tribute to the MCHugh team in honor Kelly & Kristen's Dad!1 4 years ago

Bill & Joyce Schiffer

Bill & Joyce Schiffer

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Amy & Bob Currier

Amy & Bob Currier

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Richard F. Ferrucci

Richard F. Ferrucci

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

David Urban

David Urban

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

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