Jean is a member of Team Hope For The Warriors® and she will join the Team at the ING New York City Marathon this November. However, Jean will do more than just run. She will complete all 26.2 miles carrying the American flag.
On Saturday, Jean held a Relay Run at her local high school with two goals in mind. First, to remember the events of September 11 and honor those lost. And second, to raise funds for Hope For The Warriors®.
|Jean with three of her five children|
The event began at 9 a.m. with the plan to have at least one person running or walking around the track at all times until 11 p.m. To participate, people donated $5/lap or no more than $25. Of course, people were welcome to donate more too.
|Jean speaks to the group|
The day was beautiful, although windy. It began with Jean talking to the group about Hope For The Warriors® and the goals of our programs. A veteran spoke and the entire group sang the National Anthem.
Jean ran the first lap but she was definitely not alone. She was joined by firefighters, walking in full gear, the high school cross country team, veterans, and many more from the community. All together, 256 laps were completed and more than $800 was raised.
|Many from the community joined to honor and remember|
Jean also met her goal of completing 60 laps. The day had to end a little early due to the high winds, but all goals were met before the flags blew away!
Thank you to Jean for planning this great event that raised funds and awareness for Hope For The Warriors®. When asked why she runs with a flag, she shares:
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