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for immediate release: JANUARY 22, 2014



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gallantfew’s run ranger run 2014 KICK OFF EVENT announced

RUN RANGER RUN combats RECORD HIGH LEVELS

OF UNEMPLOYMENT, UNDER-EMPLOYMENT, HOMELESSNESS AND SUICIDE

GallantFew announces the RUN RANGER RUN KICK OFF EVENT to take place February 1, 2014, 8:00am-5:30pm at UnCommon Athlete in Columbus, GA.  There will be registration available, giveaways, and prizes.  You will also have the opportunity to gain motivation, camaraderie, and spirit while beginning to rack up the miles on February 1, 2014.  Participants can share ideas on how to log miles, form teams and share previous running tips and tricks to accomplish 565 miles in 28 DAYS.  Participants and teams will pledge to walk, run and/or ride bicycles a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February.  Teams can be formed with a maximum of 10 participants. Funds will be raised for GallantFew to increase awareness and provide assistance to veterans suffering from record high levels of unemployment, under-employment, homelessness and suicide.

In 2012, 3rd Ranger Battalion veteran US Army Corporal Cory Smith, returned to civilian life, having experienced friends killed and wounded in battle.  With his own marriage failing, coupled with the stress of returning to civilian life, Smith decided to run home.  Cory ran 565 miles in 28 days with the hopes of holding his daughter, Elleigh, in his arms at the end.  In this run, Smith brought the difficult journey ‘home’ that many soldiers experience to the public eye.

RUN RANGER RUN 2014 honors Cory Smith’s incredible effort to transition to civilian life, despite traumatic experiences while in service.  GallantFew, uses funds raised from RUN RANGER RUN to provide support directly to veterans in need.

ABOUT RUN RANGER RUN 2014

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 (28 days). They will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for the stated veteran issues.

Location: Virtual Event – Anywhere and everywhere

How it works:

·         A team captain forms his or her team of up to 10 participants.

·         Teams walk, run or ride a bike (in any combination) a total of 565 miles during the month of February 2014.

·         Teams are not limited geographically and can be a local group that logs mileage together, or a team could be built from participants domestic, or international.

·         Teams register through runrangerrun.com and fundraise through the Run Ranger Run 2 link on Crowrdrise.com.

·         Teams can honor a fallen, wounded or serving soldier, sailor, airman or Marine by naming their team in honor of that person. The team website will be able to reflect that honor as well. Teams will register and track their progress online

HOW TO HELP

Register to participate, sponsor, make a donation, volunteer or spread the word. Learn more about the event and how to help at http://runrangerrun.com. Find Run Ranger Run on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/runrangerrun



GallantFew is a 501(c)3 non-profit providing veteran mentoring; anti-suicide (Desc of Sparta); and law enforcement veteran education and de-escalation tactics.  Their mission is to facilitate a peaceful, successful transition from active military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose.  Founded by Karl Monger, 1/75 1990-1993 and Ranger Class 14-83, GallantFew, Inc provides a revolutionary support network for veterans. The Darby Project provides hometown Ranger veterans mentoring Rangers, Descendants of Sparta focuses on the Spartan Pledge as an anti-suicide platform; Law Enforcement Training included awareness of warfighter issues and de-escalation tactics to reduce the potential of violent interactions. Future programs include the Jarhead Project, focusing on USMC veterans.

Bob Jeswald

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