Brian Lemek, Brady's Vice President of Development, doesn't back away from a challenge — or an opportunity to support Brady in the fight to end gun violence.
On April 15, 2019, Brian will run the Boston Marathon. He hasn't run a marathon before. But that won't stop him.
All funds will go directly to Brady's 501(C3) organization. Please donate now to help cheer Brian on while supporting common-sense solutions to end gun violence.
$25,000 IN HONOR OF 25 YEARS OF LIFESAVING BRADY BACKGROUND CHECKS
Brian's goal is to raise $25,000 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Brady Bill, the landmark legislation that made background checks on gun sales the law of the land. The Brady Bill was named after Reagan White House Press Secretary Jim Brady, who was shot during the assassination attempt on President Reagan. Jim and his wife, Sarah, took the tragedy and turned it into a movement. They led the fight to pass the Brady Bill, which to date has blocked more than 3 million prohibited gun sales — helping save countless lives. Watch our video to learn more.
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. Twenty-five years after Brady Background Checks became law, we continue to work across Congress, courts, and communities to enact common-sense solutions to end gun violence. Learn more at www.bradyunited.org.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE — WHY BRIAN RUNS
- Every day, 8 children and teens are unintentionally injured or killed due to "family fire" — a shooting involving an improperly stored or misused gun found in the home.
- Access to a gun increases the risk of death by suicide by 300%.
- 75% of school shootings are facilitated by kids having access to unsecured and/or unsupervised guns at home.
- 155% more people are shot and 47% more die in incidents when assault weapons or high-capacity magazines are used.
- Gun violence is estimated to cost the American economy at least $229 billion every year.