Goal Reached - Thank You
November 01, 2016
BENEFITING: ARMY RANGER LEAD THE WAY FUND
ORGANIZER: ARMY RANGER LEAD THE WAY FUND
On Sunday, November 6, 2016, I’ll be running the New York City Marathon in support of Lead the Way Fund. The Lead the Way Fund is a non-profit organization established to raise funds in support of disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, have been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. Lead The Way Fund, Inc. will provide spouses and children of deceased, disabled or active duty Rangers with assistance for health and wellness programs and other services determined to be vital to the family’s well-being, beyond what the government can offer.
Lead the Way Fund was founded in honor of Sgt. James J. Regan, an Army Ranger who gave his all serving in Iraq. A native of Manhasset, N.Y., He graduated from Chaminade High School in Mineola, N.Y., and went on to play lacrosse and study economics at Duke. Regan was a midfielder for the Blue Devils from 1999-02 and helped guide Duke to a four-year record of 43-21 with a pair of ACC titles in 2001 and 2002 and four NCAA Tournament appearances.
Following his graduation from Duke in the spring of 2002, Regan turned down a job offer from UBS and a scholarship to Southern Methodist University’s law school to enlist in the Army. Regan chose to enter the U.S. Army Ranger School, graduating first in his class in infantry basic combat training. Regan served as a machine gunner, gun team leader and then fire team leader during two deployments each to Afghanistan and Iraq. He was killed in action in 2007 while serving in the United States Army’s 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Iraq.
His awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and he was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Purple Heart Medal.
I am extremely honored to run in support of Lead the Way Fund and appreciate any support you can give!