EVENT DATE: Aug 15, 2015
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Sep 01, 2015
The Angels of America’s Fallen Virtual Legacy run was created by Lisa Keys, widow of Army MSG Bradley Keys, who was killed in a training accident in December 2012. In memory of her late husband, Lisa wanted to find a way to give back to Angels of America's Fallen, the charity that has given so much to her and her son, as well as children of other fallen service members and first responders. Angels of America’s Fallen is a 501(c)(3) charity that was founded on the idea that, with an average age of seven years old at the time of loss, the children of our fallen have lost their parent at the most crucial developmental time in their life. There should be specific support for these children now with guidance and healthy outlets during adolescence. They stand with these children during this critical time by providing healthy activities like sports or the arts with a coach or instructor who can help mentor the children.
The idea of the virtual run allows participants to register/donate and run, walk, or ride at a time and location that is convenient for them. We invite you to encourage your family and friends to register and participate with you!
This event will take place the weekend of August 15-16, 2015. August 16th would have been MSG Keys' 36th birthday.
To participate, the donation/registration fee is $30. With your confirmed donation/registration of $30, you will receive an Angels of America’s Fallen Dog Tag with the name of a child/state being served as a direct result of the support received from this event. All children in AOA Fallen are served in an on-going effort through the age of 18 to help them stay active, engaged and pursuing a healthy passion. AOA Fallen does this to honor their loss and validate these children. Please help us by wearing these dog tags while you participate in the virtual event to honor the sacrifice, to raise awareness for these children, and to enable AOA Fallen to serve more children of our fallen heroes across the nation!
A message from Lisa Keys about what AOAF means to her:
"Angels is an amazing organization. They were able to provide an adaptive jogging stroller for my son Ethan, who has cerebral palsy, so he and I could enjoy a more active lifestyle together. Angels of America's Fallen is providing funds for healthy activities to over 200 children of fallen service members and first responders but there are still 145 children on the waiting list and registration has been closed until more money has been raised so these children can be removed from the list. Please help my son and I and other surviving families give back to AOAF to help them remove children from their waiting list."