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On May 21st, 2011, I will set out on a journey to honor and remember the 3000 victims of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. I will run from Boston to Los Angeles carrying the America flag every step of the way.

"Strides of Pride" is my way of honoring our military members and civil servants who have made the choice to dedicate their lives to the service of America. I run in marathons, ultra marathons, and other running events across the country carrying the American flag, and I dedicate that race to a fallen soldier, police officer, or firefighter.

In 2008, I decided I could do more. I decided that I will run across America to honor the 10th anniversary and ensure that we as Americans NEVER FORGET the victims of September 11th, 2001. “3000 Miles For 3000 Victims – Run Across America” was born.

On May 21st, 2011, Armed Forces Day, I will set out on a journey to honor and remember the 3000 victims of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, along with our military members and civil servants who protect and serve our nation each and every day. My goal is to raise over $250,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project and give back to our military members who have given so much for America in the war against terrorism.

I will be running across America carrying the America flag every step of the way. My run begins in Boston, MA, the departure point of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, which were both flown into the World Trade Center, and American Airlines Flight 77 which was crashed into the Pentagon.

My first destination will be Ground Zero in New York City, and then I'll make my way to Washington D.C. to visit the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. I'll continue on to the United Airlines Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA and honor the hero's of that flight.

From there, I will make my way across this great nation to encourage the citizens of America to NEVER FORGET the many faces that we lost on September 11th, 2001, not only from the United States, but from over 90 other countries from around the world.

After 3400+ miles of running, my journey will finally come to an end on September 11th in Los Angeles, CA, which was to be the final destination for American Airlines Flight 11, American Airlines Flight 77, and United Airlines Flight 175.

All initial proceeds will be used to make the 2011 run across America possible, and to offset expenses for the run. Costs include food, lodging, transportation and fuel, along with running gear. My goal is to raise over $250,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project and give back to our military members who have given so much for America in the war against terrorism. I plan to keep all administration costs and expenses to less than 5% of the total amount raised.

Strides Of Pride, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) (pending) corporation.

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