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Mark Purcell
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $2,500.00

Hello Family and Friends! 

I've committed to ride the Allegheny and C&O trails again this year for a great cause,          Thank you for supporting me, and my fundraising efforts for Ride Allegheny 2018!

I know, it's a little crazy .....but, on October 4th I'll begin this four-day, 310 mile bike ride from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC - along with about 120 other riders who have committed to raising funds for Operation Second Chance.  For more than a decade OSC has been committed to providing aid and support for wounded, recovering and ill combat veterans as they transition back to active duty or civilian life. OSC connects with returning soldiers and their families here in D.C. at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.

Our goal this year is to continue Ride Allegheny's track record of success and again raise $500,000!  With this money OSC can continue to provide items like advanced prosthetics or  retrofitting homes to accommodate these veterans' new life realities of being wheelchair-bound or impaired otherwise. And, money is provided to fill the gaps that inevitably arise when families need to travel to D.C. to support their loved ones.  Check out the OSC website for more details.

Your generosity will have an immediate and substantial impact on those who have sacrificed so much for our nation!

OSC keeps overhead expenses low so that more of your money goes directly to the cause.  Since 2005 OSC has averaged less than 10% in non-program related expenses (overhead, salaries, fundraising, etc.)!  This puts them in the upper echelon of efficiency for non-profits!  OSC maintains a 4-star rating on charity navigator.org, and donations are tax deductible. (501 (c) 3 status)

I am training every week to get in shape, wish me luck and the wind at my back!

Thanks again for your support!  

Mark Purcell

PS...if my photos are upside down, it's the site's settings!

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My Supporters (24)

Dale Johnson donated $150.00
Oct 10, 2018 1:30 PM
The Halbach's donated $200.00
Oct 9, 2018 1:45 PM
Steve Purcell donated $150.00
Oct 4, 2018 2:39 PM
R Whitney donated $100.00
Oct 4, 2018 10:29 AM
Jack Greene donated $50.00
Oct 4, 2018 7:47 AM
Karen Fong left a message
Oct 2, 2018 5:02 PM
Have a great ride and be safe! Great to see you doing this again.
Karen Fong donated $150.00
Oct 2, 2018 5:01 PM
John Haynos left a message
Oct 1, 2018 12:31 PM
Is it true your doing the ride on a unicycle? Good luck.
JOHN donated $100.00
Oct 1, 2018 12:28 PM
Ed Purcell donated $100.00
Sep 29, 2018 5:43 PM
Frank Titzler left a message
Sep 28, 2018 9:57 AM
What a great cause! Good luck to you and your fellow riders.
Frank Titzler donated $100.00
Sep 28, 2018 9:56 AM
Mary Morningstar donated $100.00
Sep 24, 2018 5:31 PM
Joan Purcell donated $300.00
Sep 17, 2018 2:33 PM
liz Manley donated $50.00
Sep 14, 2018 10:33 AM
Kathryn Purcell donated $100.00
Sep 12, 2018 10:03 PM
Ken Possenriede donated $250.00
Sep 11, 2018 6:45 PM
Angelo Mavronis donated $100.00
Sep 10, 2018 2:11 PM
john mollard donated $250.00
Sep 10, 2018 11:52 AM
Jim left a message
Sep 9, 2018 7:55 PM
thanks Mark for carrying the torch!
Jim donated $100.00
Sep 9, 2018 7:53 PM
Flip donated $100.00
Sep 9, 2018 3:28 PM
Robert left a message
Sep 3, 2018 11:45 AM
Hi Mark, have a great ride, and thanks for supporting our wounded soldiers.
Robert Purcell donated $200.00
Sep 3, 2018 11:42 AM
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