To financially support charities created in memory of a fallen Georgia soldier through the hosting of the Fallen Heroes of Georgia road race. No member of Run for the Fallen are paid for their time or efforts.
We have benefited charities created in honor of a fallen Georgia soldier for the last three years. Last year we served five, this year we will serve up to seven charities, and I can only assume they we will continue to grow each year. Our guidelines for these charities are pretty simple, first that they were created in honor of a fallen Georgia soldier, and that no one in their organization is a paid employee.
Q: Who you you serve?
A: We serve the Mike Stokely Memorial Foundation, Evan Marshall Memorial Scholarship Fund, The Matthew Freeman Project, The Noah Harris Fund, Joshua Reeves Memorial Scholarship, and the Ashley Henderson Huff Scholarship for Courage and Patriotism. Each of these charities provide scholarships to students of the schools that their fallen loved one attended.
Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: Our proudest accomplishment happens several times during the morning of our run. This accomplishment is a simple hug from a fallen mom, a firm handshake from a fallen father, or just a tear filled look accompanied by a silence thank you from 10 feet away as a family member turns back to man the sign of their fallen loved one. These races also give these families a chance to start relationships with people who have suffered the same loss.
Q: What is your organization’s greatest need?
A: Our greatest need is to continue building participation in our race, and to then continue with our current mission as is. We will always keep it simple by not seeking attention for what we do, but rather focus any attention on the charities that we benefit.
Q: What are your organization’s plans for the future?
A: To continue our mission as is, while honoring those who have died for our nation while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.