BENEFITING: The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation
ORGANIZER: The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
I am once again running the NYC Marathon for the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation. Last year, through the generosity of friends and family, I raised $11,000, all of which went to current and former Special Ops to help them transition back into civilian life. Like Glen, these men and women willingly put themselves into harm's way to protect our freedom. It is the least we can do to not simply welcome them home but to help them succeed. Our appreciation should be a tangible gift to them.
One of my goals in running, besides not bonking out after 14 miles and limping to the finish, is to raise awareness of Glen in his hometown of Winchester. As the events of that night in Benghazi have become fuel for political division, we need to remember the people who lost their lives and those they left behind whose lives were forever changed. Nicole, GG and I moved here in April of 2013 and it didn't take us long to get wind of the fact that this man who we'd recently been reading about had grown up in town. We got involved with the GDMF race and when the opportunity came to run NYC last year as part of his team, I jumped at the chance.
Through that experience I feel that I have come to know Glen.
This foundation is run by his family and friends and if it is true that a man can be defined by those he surrounds himself with, then Glen was all of those things most of us would love to be: loving, funny, fearless, loyal, kind, sensitive and tough as nails. He also gave his life to save others. Those he died for were not his family or his best friends, but they were people in grave danger and he thought nothing of running to them.
He is the epitome of the word Hero.
Please help me as I help his family and friends keep his name alive through the foundation.
The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation wrote -
The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation is honored to partner with the TCS NYC Marathon. This is our 2nd year participating! Team GDMF 2015 raised nearly $45,000 to provide scholarships for special operations soldiers, like Glen, and their families. Please help our 7 runners beat this goal and help us to raise over $50,000 this year!
Your generous donations are given to GDMF Scholars like Dave Dauphinais. Dave is one of our recent 2015 scholars. Dave is a former Navy SEAL currently pursuing a joint MBA and Masters in Public Policy at both Harvard and Dartmouth. He was honored and humbled to receive this award in Glen's name. To learn more about Dave and our other scholarship recipients, please see our website.
We thank you for your support of Glen's foundation! We are grateful to be able to keep his spirit alive through the active pursuits that Glen loved.
With heartfelt thanks and gratitude,
Team GDMF, Marathon Organizer