American Legion 3rd District Historian, Braxton-Perkins Post 25 2nd Vice Commander/Judge Advocate, and Braxton-Perkins Unit 25 Treasurer William Chan completes the 100 Miles for Hope fundraiser at Luther W. Machen Elementary School in Hampton, Va. He completed 200.19 miles on Nov. 10, 2020.


The overall completion of the 100 Miles for Hope fundraiser

Hampton, VA

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, I completed the 100 Miles for Hope fundraiser.

My workouts during the 100 days consisted of running, jogging and walking within Hampton, Va., Buckroe Beach and Joint Base Langley-Eustis (Langley Air Force Base). Since the base gym wasn’t open for military retirees until the tail end of the event, it gave me a chance to spend more time enjoying the warm and sunny weather.

I ended up with 200.19 miles for my final total. I reached my milestones of 50 miles on Aug. 27; 100 miles on Sept. 13; 150 miles on Oct. 4; and 200 miles on Nov. 10, 2020. The final total was a wonderful way to celebrate both the United States Marine Corps' 245th birthday and the American Legion Auxiliary’s 101st birthday.

Thank you for having this event! It was a wonderful way to get exercise and raise funds for The American Legion’s Veterans & Children Foundation. This Navy retired and Marine Corps veteran had a wonderful time participating in this first event. I am looking forward to the second round of this worthwhile fundraising event in 2021.

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