Run for Hope

Event Date

Wed, Oct 12, 2016


Rappahannock Academy, VA

About This Activity

Welcome to Run for Hope - A virtual 5K supporting our dream of having a child of our own. Funds received from this fun run will be used for Infertitily treatments of two Combat Marine Veterans: Ricky and Tamiamie. Thank you all in advance for helping us achieve our dream and hope that your journey on your virtual 5K will bring you a sense of joy, family and community.  Many Blessings to you all!



Good morning everyone! Thanksgiving was a wonderful time for many and we truly appreciate the support. Today is #GivingTuesday !!! My husband and I are two Marine Corps veterans and our insurance does not cover IVF. As most everyone knows infertility is VERY expensive. Can you please search your hearts to help us with one of our events to raise the funds so that we may start IVF at Shady Grove Fertility Center.:

If running is not your specialty how about considering raising awareness for Veterans with infertility conditions!  Gather your family, church, or those in your community for a fun event.  In this time of giving and blessings please also consider our dream while you raise awareness for other Veterans like ourselves.

Our GoFundMe page:

This is a beautiful opportunity to give to two Veterans in making it possible to achieve their dream that has been ongoing for over 6 years. My husband and I have been married over 8 years and the love and faith that we hold in our home and our community has had many blessings throughout our wonderful marriage. The only absence is the child that we have prayed for. On this day #GivingTuesday and this wonderful time of year please help us with our journey that has been so long and heartbreaking. May you all enjoy peace and the warmest wishes from our home to yours. Many blessings and Happy Holidays.

~ Tamiamie and Ricky

What is a virtual - 5K?

A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race.  You can run your race at your pace wherever you like.

All particpants will be entered into a raffle, receive a finisher's medal, bib, APC wrist band OR for a $10 donation, you will be entered into a raffle to receive products and services from many local businesses such as: a $25 gift card to Carraba's, a $30 gift certificate to Edible Arrangements, a free massage at Massage Envy, Misc items from VA Runner, a variety of items from the Simple Green Company, or a 10 lb box of bacon.  You read that right.  Ten pounds of bacon.

We will mail out your medal and goody bag, and prizes so be sure that the address you registered with is where you want your items to go. If you have any questions please contact the race director after registration (details will be in your registration e-mail).

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you finish or seeing a nice picture of your finish.


We are still so very hopeful that we can raise enough so that our dream for the past 6 years may come true. Please if you cannot run or walk a donation would be a great blessing. We understand that it is now the holiday season and things are tight for many people but we would be truly blessed and appreciative that you can help us achieve our dream. I would even like to bake Snickerdoodles for your generosity. :) Perhaps you may know of an organization that can help. I apologize for asking for help in achieving our dream but as two Disabled Marine Vets we have given our lives to our country but our country has compromised our ability to cradle a baby of our own. Bless you and yours and God forever be with you.

With Love and Gratitude,

Ricky & Tamiamie

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