Never Leave a Man Behind

For: Fox Children's Fund
Organizer: Tony Ruiz
Never Leave a Man Behind  (Fox Children's Fund)
$4,500
of $20,000 goal.
Raised by 31 donors
22% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Bradley Fox was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He served for 10 years and left the Corps at the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He was deployed to Iraq in 2003 and 2005/2006 in support of combat operations.  Upon returning home, he continued to serve his community as a police officer, with the Plymouth Township Police Department.  As a Police Officer, Brad trained to become a K9 officer training with his furry partner Nick.

While responding to a hit and run accident on September 13, 2012, he was shot and killed in the line of duty.  His K9 partner Nick, was severely wounded.  Brad left behind a 5 month old daughter, and his wife Lynsay was pregnant with their second child, Brad Jr..

In June 2013, a group of Police Officers and United States Marines are running the Tough Mudder near Philly (http://toughmudder.com/events/pennsylvania-sat-jun-1-sun-jun-2-2013/) in honor of our fallen brother Brad Fox. The Police Officers and Marines will be running in this event to raise money for Lynsay, Kadence, Brad Jr, and the entire Fox family.  I plan on running the entire course with a ruck sack filled with memories of Brad.   Marines live by the ideal that we will never leave a Marine behind.  This ruck will be a symbolic gesture of carrying a fallen brother .... never leaving a man behind. People can donate their memories of Brad (small or large) and I will carry them in my ruck for the entire race with a max weight 75 lbs. Failure is not an option!
 
Running this race with 75 lbs of Memories of Brad is a fundraiser for the family that Brad left behind and our goal is to raise $20,000 for his family.  All proceeds will be donated to the Fox Children's Fund that was established for his children.

I had the privilege and honor of being friends with Brad for over 14 years. Brad always had a special way of telling you he cared about you.  Well earlier this year, I was in NYC on Fox News, representing the Wounded Warriors Project by running a demo of the Tough Mudder on TV. In my hotel room the night before, Brad texted me to wish me good luck, but only in a way that Brad can. He basically told me …. "let's pray you don't have to talk tomorrow on camera because you suck at it. Let's just hope you have to pick up heavy things and put them down because you're good at that" (of course this is the nicer version of what he really said…lol). Well, I plan on doing exactly that for the entire course…I plan on picking him up and carrying him to the finish line with us.  Please consider supporting me in my goal to raise money in memory of my fallen brother, Brad Fox.  Thank you for your support.

Semper Fi
Tony

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 31, 2013

Posted on May 31, 2013

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS DONATED AND/OR SUPPORTED! 

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY AND I'M EXCITED! THE MEMORIES OF BRAD FOX WILL BE CARRIED IN THE RUCK AND I PROMISE TO PROUDLY CARRY IT, NEVER QUITTING, UNTIL WE CROSS THAT FINISH LINE.  

I LOVE YOU BRAD 

SEMPER FIDELIS 
TONY

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