Since 2014, Shepherd’s Men has raised more than $6 million and the team has run more than 5,000 miles. Our goal is to cover SHARE’s annual clinical budget of $1.2 million and increase the number of clients who can be served and saved each year.
Imagine running a half marathon every day for a week. Now, strap on a 22-pound flak jacket to represent the 22 veteran suicides each day.
That’s what Shepherd’s Men have done each year to honor our veteran heroes and raise funds for SHARE.
Along the run routes, Shepherd’s Men have met with veteran service organizations, police, firemen, and other local organizations to honor those who have fought for our freedom and bring attention to post-9/11 service members who need treatment.
PEOPLE CAN RELATE TO THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE OF RUNNING, BUT IT’S NOTHING COMPARED TO THE HARDSHIPS OUR VETERANS HAVE FACED IN COMBAT. WE WANT TO SHOW HOW CAPABLE AND RESILIENT THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT CAN BE IN EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES. FOR SHEPHERD’S MEN, THIS HAS MEANT RUNNING 22 KILOMETERS A DAY FOR MORE THAN A WEEK WITH 22 POUNDS OF GEAR.