NEW YORK (WPIX)—Hundreds of people came together Sunday to take a run down hero highway!
The 4.5 mile run started at Pier 46 in Manhattan, and took runners past Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty. It was all to celebrate one of our nation's heros -- Sgt. James J. Regan, a fallen soldier from Manhasset, Long Island.
Sgt. Regan was an all-American lacrosse player before graduating from Chaminade, and later from Duke University. Foregoing a lucrative career and a scholarship to law school, he served two tours in Afghanistan and two tours in Iraq before he was killed overseas.
The tribute was put on by Lead The Way Fund, Inc. The non-profit organization raises funds in support of families of U.S. Army Rangers who have died, have been disabled or who are currently serving around the world. Funds provide spouses and children of deceased, disabled or active duty Rangers with assistance for health and wellness programs.
The organization also presented a new song, "Lead the Way," written by Joe Horowitz, followed by an afternoon of live music. All proceeds from each song downloaded go directly to the Lead fund. To purchase, visit itunes.com/joehorowitz.
To make a donation or for more information, visit www.leadthewayfund.org.