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January 04, 2013

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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

EVENT: Run Ranger Run

Robert Gresham

THE STORY:

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

$195

MONEY RAISED
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  • Doc

    $10

  • Jodi Kappel

    $25

  • Missy & Brett Kautzer

    $50

  • Bob & Peggy Kaappel

    $50

  • John & Mindy Applegate and Family

    $25

  • Justin, Erin and Jaxon Kappel

    $35

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The Team: $195 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Robert Kappel

Amount Raised

$185

Fundraiser Title

Clarence Matthews

Amount Raised

$10

Fundraiser Title

Robert Gresham

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Justin, Erin and Jaxon Kappel

Justin, Erin and Jaxon Kappel

DONATION: $35

We support all military families! 4 years ago

John & Mindy Applegate and Family

John & Mindy Applegate and Family

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Bob & Peggy Kaappel

Bob & Peggy Kaappel

DONATION: $50

Run, run, run! We support you and Justin, Jon and all military families! Be safe! 5 years ago

Missy & Brett Kautzer

Missy & Brett Kautzer

DONATION: $50

Go Todd!! We love you, and are so proud of everything you, Justin and Jon are doing in the service of our country, 5 years ago

Jodi Kappel

Jodi Kappel

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Doc

Doc

DONATION: $10

Do, or do not... There is no try. -Yoda 5 years ago