Virginia Beach, VA - Gold Star scholar Sheridan Skurupey is running this year’s Yuengling Shamrock Marathon on March 18, 2018 to raise money for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots). The nonprofit organization is committed to providing college scholarships and educational counseling for military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Gregory Skurupey died in a plane crash leaving behind his wife and two children. Fallen Patriots secured aid to fulfill Sheridan and her brother’s dreams of attending college. Sheridan attends Randolph-Macon University where she studies Business Management.
“Fallen Patriots has done so much for me and my brother,” explained Sheridan. “The foundation even gave me a grant to study abroad for two weeks during my January term. If it weren't for the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, my college years would have been even more stressful. I could never thank Fallen Patriots enough for its support and assistance.”
The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, which takes place March 16-18, includes runners from all 50 states and around the world. The marathon has become a St. Patrick’s Day tradition since the first runner crossed the finish line in 1973. A portion of the race’s route passes through Camp Pendleton where the Red Horse Memorial stands commemorating Sheridan’s father and 17 other members of the 203rd Red Horse Squadron who were killed serving their country.
In 2002, CEO David Kim co-founded Fallen Patriots with his wife, Cynthia Kim. Since its inception, the foundation has identified and provided scholarships as well as academic grants to scholars who have lost a parent in the line of duty. While Sheridan has surpassed her goal of raising $3,500 for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, she encourages those interested to continue donating: http://bit.ly/2ESErui
About Fallen Patriots
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation honors the sacrifices of military heroes by ensuring the success of their children through college education. Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation has provided more than $20 million in total assistance, including college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Nearly 20,000 children from all across America will need future assistance. Help today by visiting www.fallenpatriots.org.