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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

EVENT: Run Ranger Run IV

EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2016

Tony Cooke

THE STORY:

Run Ranger Run IV(4)

Teams of up to ten individuals pledge to walk, run and/or ride bicycles a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February.  They will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for 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 july 2015 show Global War on Terror veterans are 37% more likely to be unemployed than a person who never served and two times as more likely to be unemployed than a Desert Storm era Vetran.  The VA reports twenty two veterans take their own lives daily, and active duty suicides have averaged one per day. We can and do 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:  Teams 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.  They will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for 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.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,420

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jonathan Jacobs

    $20

  • Topher

    $25

  • Johnathan "The Hammer" Tierney

    $25

  • Joan and Justin Tierney

    $50

  • Paul and Grace Giuffre

    $25

  • Tony & Sabra D'Ambrosio

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pat & Mary Beck

    $250

  • ️Bill Cunningham

     

  • Bob Justis

    $50

  • Elizabeth Baade

    $50

  • Tim Dowling

     

  • The Roueche's

     

  • Emily and Alex Cunningham

     

  • Chris and Katy Turner

     

  • Terry Nixon

     

  • Ken Wells

    $500

  • Larry and Diane Haney

     

  • Melvin and Mary Ann Wells

    $100

  • Charles Beck

    $100

  • Frank and Lynne Zizzo

    $100

  • Bobbi Kidd

    $100

  • Leslie Cunningham

    $100

  • Ann & John Gerhardt

    $50

  • Gary Zimmerman

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

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The Team: $2,420 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Stephen Cunningham

Amount Raised

$1,650

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Ryan Beck

Amount Raised

$545

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Tony Cooke

Amount Raised

$150

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Justin Randolph

Amount Raised

$75

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Aaron Acosta

Amount Raised

$0

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Dennis Moon

Amount Raised

$0

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Matthew Lasslo

Amount Raised

$0

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Old River

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Gary Zimmerman

Gary Zimmerman

3 years ago

Ann & John Gerhardt

Ann & John Gerhardt

DONATION: $50

So grateful for all that you & your buddies have done for our nation 3 years ago

Leslie Cunningham

Leslie Cunningham

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Bobbi Kidd

Bobbi Kidd

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Frank and Lynne Zizzo

Frank and Lynne Zizzo

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Charles Beck

Charles Beck

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Melvin and Mary Ann Wells

Melvin and Mary Ann Wells

DONATION: $100

We are always happy to support the veterans who fought for our country. 3 years ago

Larry and Diane Haney

Larry and Diane Haney

3 years ago

Ken Wells

Ken Wells

DONATION: $500

Glad to help. Worthy cause. Appreciate you, Rangers 3 years ago