Pat’s Run – Keeping the Spirit of Pat Tillman Alive for Veterans and Their Families

Hey, there!  I hope you are all well on this Saturday morning.    Before I begin the weekend, I wanted take a moment to remember an incredibly inspiring young man, Pat Tillman.

Pat Tillman gave the ultimately sacrifice for his country on April 22, 2004 in an act of fratricide while serving in the war in Afghanistan.  The specific details of his death are still shrouded in a massive cover up by the U.S. government.

Pat Tillman walked away from a lucrative NFL career and contract to join the U.S. Rangers in Afghanistan after the September 11th attacks.  While Pat gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country, he left behind a much greater legacy for his family, friends, community and many others.  He was a strong, focused, inspirational bright light in this world that went out way too soon.

Today marks the 11th Pat’s Run event which is taking place in many cities across the U.S.  This run raises money for Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Military Scholars programs which are awarded to U.S. military veterans and their spouses who exemplify the traits exhibited by Pat Tillman in service of his country and community.  

I was happy and honored to help out with the local Pat’s Run in Chicago last year.  To read more about Pat’s Run, Pat Tillman, and the Pat Tillman Foundation,  click on the Pat’s Run link here.

Have an inspiring day!



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