Active Heroes, a 501c3 charity presents the Carry The Fallen Ruck-March event. Carry The Fallen is a team hiking event lasting 3, 6, 12 or 22 hours (depending on the event) that is part of the charity's Active Challenges program that builds camaraderie, wellness, morale and connects military families with supporters and peer mentors. Participants carry weight to symbolize the emotional weight that many veterans are carrying after war. 22 veterans a day take their own lives and Active Heroes is working towards reducing these numbers with a one of a kind Military Family Retreat Center located in Shepherdsville, KY. Carry the Fallen participants can FUNDRAISE towards building the retreat center after registering.
REGISTER FOR FREE or register to BECOME AN ACTIVE HEROES AMBASSADOR for $50 and you will be sent a Carry The Fallen shirt, bumper sticker, refrigerator magnet, flyers (donation Cards), and an Ambassador Booklet containing suicide prevention information and peer mentor campaign information. Shipping is included in the $50 donation. Register at: https://fundraise.activeheroes.org/rockford/events/carry-fallen-rockford-mi/e45483
Earn your CARRY THE FALLEN PATCH by fundraising $100 or more and completing a 3, 6, 12 or 22 hour long Carry The Fallen Ruck-March event! Carry The Fallen Team Leaders will distribute patches, only to participants who raise $100, during the closing ceremony of the event. Participants can even make their own donations towards the patch on their fundraising page, or keep sharing their fundraising page on social media, emails and in other conversations to raise the $100 minimum donation amount.
Active Heroes - The Great Lake Ruckers will be conducting the INAUGURAL "Carry The Fallen" ruck event on May 23, 2015. The event will begin at 7:00AM in the parking lot of the Wolverine Shoe Store and will go on until 2:30PM. Participants are asked to use public parking available in Rockford and meet at the trail head at 7AM. From there, they will be bussed to Sand Lake and step off on the event from Sand Lake at 7:30AM. The ruck route will take everyone back to where all of the vehicles are parked in Rockford. Everyone will walk at a slow pace and stay in one group. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring water and snacks. The are restrooms located along the ruck route for participants to use. Bring your friends!! To join this team and participate in this amazing event, please register at https://fundraise.activeheroes.org/rockford/events/carry-fallen-rockford-mi/e45483
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.ActiveHeroes.org and search for STORE. Learn more about the Carry The Fallen event at www.CarryTheFallen.org
Safety is very important. Depending on your hiking event the terrain might be on road ways 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 wont be frequent unless of medical emergencies.
Above all, the Carry the Fallen events are extremely fun and the entire family can join. Your help is needed to BUILD THE RETREAT to help REDUCE VETERAN SUICIDE. Learn More About the Military Family Retreat here: www.ActiveHeroes.org
Register at: https://fundraise.activeheroes.org/rockford/events/carry-fallen-rockford-mi/e45483