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To Honor America's Heroes
Run4Chance is the online fundraising program designed to benefit the Chance Phelps Foundation and to fulfill its mission:
To honor, pay tribute, and recognize the sacrifice of those who serve in the United States Military.
The Run4Chance initiative aims to raise awareness and donations for two of the Foundation’s beneficiaries: Fisher House Foundation and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Through this initiative, the Foundation hopes that people will never forget the sacrifices of people like LCpl Chance Phelps.
Lance Corporal Chance Phelps
Lance Corporal Chance Phelps, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton, was killed in Ramadi, Iraq on April 9, 2004. Chance entered the Marines from Dubois, Wyoming and is survived by his mother, Gretchen Mack, and father, John Phelps.
Shortly after his death, Chance’s family and friends formed the Run4Chance running team. The team ran the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. in October 2004 as a tribute to Chance and to raise funds for the Chance Phelps Foundation benefiting U.S. troops, especially those currently or previously deployed in Iraq.
In 2009, The Chance Phelps Foundation, with the assistance of HBO, re-launched www.Run4Chance.com as a national philanthropic initiative, encouraging distance runners, military organizations, and individuals to Run4Chance in local marathons, half-marathons and runs across the country.
Watch the trailer of HBO’s film Taking Chance below. The story is based on Lt Col Mike Strobl’s accounts of escorting LCpl Chance Phelps home, from Dover AFB, Delaware to Dubois, WY. This timeless and apolitical film, selected to screen at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is a wonderful tribute to LCpl Phelps. The film aired on HBO on February 21, 2009.
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"This is for all of my brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces."
"God bless Chance and his wonderful family."
"From a Vet, to a Hero. God Bless the Phelps family and thank you is never enough for your son's ultimate sacrifice for our country."