This will be my 1st year doing the Tough Ruck. I encourage anyone who is interested in taking on this challenge to join the team here.
Thank you for all your support,
This is the Military Friends Foundation mission statement as it is written on their website.
We are still a Nation at War and Military Friends Foundation is dedicated to those who serve and their families. Established after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Military Friends Foundation has provided millions of dollars in direct aid to help these warriors.
Military Friends Foundation offers grant programs and community empowerment events in support of families who have faced hardships related to military service. We invite you to join our community of supporters and volunteers and help us continue our mission of Assisting Warriors, Empowering Military Families and Honoring Our Fallen Military and First Responders.
Military Friends Foundation is a recognized 501c3 tax-deductible charitable organization. Military Friends Foundation is the doing business as name for Friends of the National Guard and Reserve Families Incorporated (FEIN – 37-1462599)
Tough Ruck 26.2 is group of military and civilians whose sole purpose is to Ruck in honor and in memory of our Fallen Service Members, Police, Firefighters and EMTs, while raising funds to support military families in times of need. We will walk a 26.2 mile certified course with our Rucks and carry the names of our Fallen comrades with us.
On April 15, 2013, the Tough Rucker were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and joined the first responders to help those that were injured by the horrific blasts. They truly exemplify the best of what our Nation is. Today the Ruck happens the Sunday before Boston Marathon Monday in Concord, Massachusetts on the original trails of the Revolutionary War. Tough Ruck is the only Ruck march partnered with the Boston Marathon and finishers are awarded the official Boston Marathon Medals and receive recognition from the Boston Athletic Association. Military Friends Foundation is the official charity of Tough Ruck.