Carry The Fallen - Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck - Houghton, Michigan

Benefiting: Active Heroes
Sep 23
Hosted by:Active Heroes
When:
September 23, 2017 at 12:00pm to
Where:
Chutes and Ladders Park 824-844 W Lakeshore Dr Houghton, MI 49931
Contact:
Goal: $5,000
$6,086 4 122% Complete

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Active Heroes, a 501c3 charity welcomes you to your next local Carry The Fallen event! Join us in Houghton for a three-hour ruck march event (Hiking event) to help end veteran suicide. We will begin on Walker Lawn Opening ceremony begins at 12 p.m. so please arrive early for check-in. 

These Carry The Fallen team hiking events build camaraderie, wellness, morale and connects military families with supporters and peer mentors. 

Participants carry weight to symbolize the emotional weight that many veterans might carry after war. Everyday, 22 veterans their own lives and Active Heroes is working towards reducing these numbers with these programs: free optional national activities, national resources and peer mentors, the Active Heroes Retreat Center and the Active Heroes Community Center where free activities help to heal post-traumatic stress disorder. 

 

REGISTER FOR FREE or JOIN THE EVENT AS AN ACTIVE HEROES AMBASSADOR for $50 or JOIN THE EVENT AS AN ACTIVE HEROES PRO AMBASSADOR for $75 and receive a Carry the Fallen shirt, bumper sticker, refrigerator magnet, brochures and an Ambassador thumb drive.  Please note that the Ambassador Shirts change often.  Ambassadors will receive a quality cotton t-shirt and Pro Ambassadors will receive a moisture wicking tech t-shirt with their donation.

 

Earn great prizes for fundraising to assist Active Heroes, a 501c3 charity: 

Active Heroes patch...................................... $100 
Active Heroes water bottle............................ $500 
Active Heroes dog tags ................................. $1,000
Special coin................................................... $1,500 
Active Heroes camouflage hat ...................... $2,000 
Active Heroes medal..................................... $2,500 
Engraved wood from retreat ......................... $5,000 
Customized message sign at the retreat ....... $7,500

Travel to retreat or send a military
family of choice to the retreat ...................... $15,000 


Carry as much weight that you can carry for the entire march but make sure you don't over do it for safety. Please wear an Active Heroes or Carry The Fallen shirt to the event to help spread awareness about reducing veteran suicide through Active Heroes. You can find more shirts and gear at: www.activeheroesstore.org.

Safety is very important. Depending on your hiking event the terrain might be on roadways and traffic can be present. Children are allowed to the event but please keep an eye on them for safety. Flashing lights or reflectors belts are encouraged for early morning hiking or night time events. bring plenty of water, sports drinks with no excess sodium, first aide kit and energy snacks. Bathroom breaks are generally planned but keep in mind that Team Leaders are working to keep everyone together to accomplish the long distance event, so stops won’t be frequent unless of medical emergencies.

Above all, the Carry the Fallen events are extremely fun and the entire family can join.

Learn more about the Active Heroes programs at www.ActiveHeroes.org


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