This post addresses a unique opportunity for Run for the Fallen.
I was recently contacted by Kristin Haggerty of Phoenix Media, the publisher who puts the yearbooks together for the Boston Marathon. Kristin had recently heard a news broadcast about Run for the Fallen: Maine, and she expressed interest in helping provide Run for the Fallen a 1/2 –1 page spread highlighting our 4th annual RFTF National Weekend (taking place Aug. 20/21, 2011) in the Boston Marathon yearbook.
As you may be aware, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual Marathon, and the race is the one of the biggest, with about 20,000 runners participating each year. Because of the widespread reach of the Yearbook and its audience, we are very excited to seek out this unique opportunity to expose the Run to a large dedicated community. We hope this will bring attention to the National Run for the Fallen weekend, which includes the hundreds of local runs throughout the country.
Kristin is helping us by cutting the cost of the 1/2 and full page ad by 75%. Yet, because we do not actively raise funds, instead opting to have local runs raise funds towards the not-for-profit of their choice (all of which must help Gold Star families and/or veterans and their families), we do not have the $4000 needed to expose Run for the Fallen to a larger audience. Any and all T-shirts we sell go to help the film production effort “To Them That’s Gone”.
I am writing to you today to ask if you could help us “pass the hat” (donate or email this post to friends and co-workers) in order to help spread the word about Run for the Fallen, bringing attention to all the various runs which occur annually (some of the larger events include but are not limited to Maine, Texas, New Jersey, Missouri, and Georgia). The larger end goal of this endeavor is to draw more attention to the individual service members, their friends and families, many of whom remember their loved one in a unique and personal way, but who do not have the opportunity to share their story. Each yearbook is distributed to all race participants and sold at local newsstands throughout April. We hope to draw more attention to the multitude of runs throughout the country, in order to bring more people together in honor & remembrance.
Thanks for helping us continue to Run for the Fallen.
Donation link to share: http://www.chipin.com/contribute/id/211444235a6c5988