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Coast Guard Foundation Announces 2015 Run to Remember Events

Runs, Walks and More Across the Country to Honor Coast Guard Fallen Heroes

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, announced this year’s Run to Remember campaign and its commemorative t-shirt campaign.

The Coast Guard Foundation’s Run to Remember is a worldwide movement that honors United States Coast Guard heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Last year, thousands of people participated in road races, memorial walks and other types of fitness events to honor the fallen heroes of the Coast Guard at 60 different events across the globe. Since its inception in 2011, Run to Remember has raised more than $100,000 to support the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families. Most importantly, these events honor the brave individuals who have given their lives so others may live.

Commemorative t-shirts bearing the names of fallen Coast Guard members are available for $25 each. Proceeds go toward the Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides emergency assistance to the families, friends and shipmates of those Coast Guard heroes who make the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country. The Foundation helps pay for the immediate and ongoing needs of the families, including the cost of college for the children, of those who have died in the line of duty.

“This is some of the most important work that the Coast Guard Foundation does,” said Anne Brengle, Coast Guard Foundation president. “We support the families of Coast Guard members that have made the ultimate sacrifice, when they need it most. The Run to Remember campaign is special, because it doesn’t just raise money; it also raises awareness. Every name on our commemorative t-shirts was a person who gave their life. Every step taken is for them.”

To purchase a t-shirt, organize an event or find out what events are in your area, visit

In addition to the various Run to Remember events around the country, two Coast Guard rescue swimmers, Jason McGrath and Jon Houlberg, plan to summit Mt. McKinley in Alaska in April to raise additional funds and awareness for the campaign. For more information on the Climb to Remember visit: and on Facebook – Climb to Remember.

To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, please visit or call (860) 535-0786.

About The Coast Guard Foundation

For 45 years, the Coast Guard Foundation has been committed to inspiring leadership, education and a proud legacy of service to our nation by supporting the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. The Foundation provides college scholarships to enlisted members, their spouses and their children, scholarships and support for families of Coast Guard members lost in the line of duty, and support for morale programs, including funding recreation, exercise and family-oriented facilities. The Coast Guard Foundation is headquartered in Stonington, Connecticut, where it maintains a staff of 14, with regional offices in the New York City area, St. Petersburg, Florida and Dallas, Texas. To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, please visit



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