Santa Day with Lead The Way

A great time was had by children and parents alike at the 1st Annual Santa Day with Lead The Way hosted for the families of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Benning.

It was great to see pictures and hear of all the smiles brought to the children’s faces as they played in bounce houses, did crafts and had a special visit from Santa himself.  We look forward to doing it again next year!

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Incredible job done by all of our Tobay Triathletes yesterday! They all rocked it and it was so fun to watch them! Many of them were first-timers to a Triathlon, but all brought their A-game in support of LTWF and our Rangers! Thank you for your fundraising efforts and your dedication!

Jeff Hussey
Katie Bottini
Peter LeSeur
Nick Isnardi
Nolan Brock
Tim Carey
John O’Brien
Michael Buckley
Dan Geraghty

Check out the TOBAY Triathlon album just posted to see photos of the day and these LTWF supporters in action!

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6th Annual Lead The Way Fund Golf Outing & Dinner Thank You

We cannot thank everyone enough for coming from near and far to join us at our 6th Annual Golf Outing & Dinner (as well as those who couldn’t make it but still supported us)! It was an incredible day and night and we are so grateful for the love and support we continue to receive from everyone. And thank you so much to all of the volunteers who helped us, your assistance was invaluable!

We would also like to extend a very special thank you to Col. Mike Foster and the awesome U.S. Army Rangers who gave us a glimpse into what it TRULY means to be a HERO last night. May God Bless you for all you do to protect our freedom. We are dedicated to our mission to helping the U.S. Army Rangers and their families and we couldn’t do it without all of you so THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!


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5th Annual A Run Down Hero Highway


A Run Down Hero Highway” is a fun-filled, patriotic event that pays tribute to a local hero and helps raise money for the families of Army Rangers who have been killed, disabled, or are currently serving in harm’s way. People of all ages come together for a spirited run/walk/stroll along West Street in Manhattan and revel in a day filled with moving tributes, live entertainment, amazing camaraderie and great food & drink.

The event commences on Pier 46 (cross Charles St. and West St.). Entrants participate in a 4.5-mi round trip run/walk to Battery Park, past Ground Zero, with a constant view of Lady Liberty. The festivities continue with a brunch and after party at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Last year over 1,000 people joined us. We can’t wait to commemorate and celebrate with you!


9:03   AM Registration and T-Shirt Collection on Pier 46 (time commemorates the moment UA Flight 175 crashed into WTC South)
10:00 AM Introductory Remarks; God Bless America / Star Spangled Banner / Lead The Way Song
10:15 AM Run/Walk Begins
11:15 AM Food, Drinks, Raffles and Live Music at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers (Pier 60)
12:30 PM Hero Presentations Begin – Phil Taylor from The American Fallen Soldiers Project to present an originally commissioned portraits to the families of fallen Army Rangers Sgt. 1st Class Lance Vogeler and Spc. Thomas Duncan III and to the family of FDNY 1st Responder Lt. Kevin Dowdell

To Register:

•    Online – Above click Register for Event.  Registering online GUARANTEES you a free commemorative event t-shirt and size preference. ONLINE REGISTRATION TO CLOSE ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th at 12:00PM.
•    Mail-In – Print registration PDF below and send with check and waiver to P.O. Box 281, Manhasset NY, 11030 *
•    Walk-up – Cash and/or checks accepted.  Have checks made out to Lead The Way Fund, Inc.  All walk-up entry fees increase $10
*All participants MUST sign liability waiver on behalf of yourself and/or your families in order to participate in event. If registering by mail please sign below and send in with your registration. If you register online you MUST check the appropriate boxes indicating that you have read and accepted our terms.


Adults – $60*
Students – $35*
Under 12 – $25*
Children Under 5 Free
Costs include entrance fee, t-shirt and full brunch

FirstGiving:    All individuals, families and groups now have the ability to raise money on behalf of The Lead The Way Fund in support of your Run Down Hero Highway efforts. Please click Firstgiving (Step 2) above to set up your personalized sponsorship page.

Sponsorships:    We are actively seeking individual and corporate sponsors to team up with us on our efforts. Please click here to view further details on sponsorship packages and how you can help.

Post Race:    Head to The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers for a celebratory brunch, plenty of drinks, raffle prizes and live music. The Lighthouse is located in the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex at 23rd Street and the Hudson River (

Thank you for your continued support of the Lead the Way Fund and our US Army Rangers. God Bless America!

Registration Form:


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Second Annual Golf Outing


On September 18th, the Lead the Way Fund held its Second Annual Golf Outing and Dinner. The purpose of the day was to raise funds in support of Army Rangers and their families, to show gratitude for their many sacrifices and to generate awareness of the emotional, physical and financial challenges many of these military families face as a result of their service to our country. Participants enjoyed a round of golf on one of three beautiful courses, Plandome Country Club, Sands Point Golf Club and Wheatley Hills Golf Club. They were later treated to an evening of cocktails and dinner at Plandome Country Club, which included amazing live and silent auctions.



In addition to the Fund’s Board of Directors and over 400 participants, honored guests in attendance included Gen. William “Buck” Kernan, retired 4-Star General who has served both as former Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT) and former Commander in Chief, U.S. Joint Forces Command; Mr. James Lorraine, Director, USSOCOM Care Coalition; Medal of Honor Recipient and member of the Ranger Hall of Fame, U.S. Army Ranger, Paul Bucha and uniformed U.S. Army Rangers from 1st Battalion (1/75) – Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.



Guests had the opportunity to talk with the Rangers, learn more about them and thank them personally for all they have done and continue to do in the name of freedom. The day was a wonderful success in every respect, and was an important and meaningful way for the community to honor the memory of Sgt. James J. Regan, a lifelong resident of Manhasset who was killed in Iraq in 2007.


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