Please keep reading below…this ranks as one of the coolest things related to “The Fire Critic” to date. I apologize I am a little late on this, but I am certain that you can still donate for this great cause! Things have been busy here at the Fire Critic Headquarters.
This weekend, the crew of Sons of our Flag Burn Foundation (SOTF) set out to raise $100k. They wanted to raise $1000 for each mile they ran totaling 100 miles from Waco to Dallas.
On the run, they wore my logo on their team jerseys. How freakin awesome is that? Check out the images below.
You might remember me speaking about the SOTF, whom we met several of at FDIC. We even raised $700 for them at our Fire Critic/Iron Firemen Meet up in Indianapolis. Read about that here.
These guys have continued to impress me with their abilities at spreading the message about their great cause. However, the 100 for 100 actually raised money for the “Carry the Load”. Carry the Load is a program raising awareness and funds for families of fallen heroes and restoring the meaning of Memorial Day.
Sons of the Flag Burn Foundation Executive Director Ryan “Birdman” Parrott will be embarking on a 100-mile continuous run through central and north Texas on Memorial Day weekend with a goal of raising $100,000, the equivalent of $1,000 per mile, for burn survivors.
Parrott, a former US Navy SEAL, will begin his trek at the national cemetery in Waco, Texas, at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, and finish Monday morning at Parkland Memorial Hospital’s Burn Unit in Dallas. A portion of Parrott’s non-stop trek will take him through West, Texas, on Sunday morning as a tribute to the victims of the April tragedy.
Upon completion of the run, Parrott is scheduled to attend the closing ceremonies of Dallas’ Carry the Load Memorial March. Sons of the Flag, a 501(c)(3) organization created to advance and accelerate the development and research of cutting-edge technologies for burn survivors, is one of the five beneficiaries of Carry the Load’s fundraising efforts this year. Read more about 100 for 100 here.