Wanna donate to the cause? Please send donations to current fundraisers listed below. They are the main reasons why I do what I do. And if you enjoy the content, effort or platform you can also donate to me personally to support the runs, although it is not necessary. All runs and events I coordinate are self funded,but if you'd like to send some change to go towards a gatorade, shoelaces or a pack of my favorite in race nutrition (Skittles), anything and everything is welcome and greatly appreciated. Info on where to send these funds can be found on my connect page. Thank you greatly for your generosity.
Tyson Miller pre race 2020
On the morning of Tuesday March 23rd, Correctional Officer Robert McFarland was working his shift at the Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa, Iowa. Robert and Registered Nurse Lorena Schulte tragically lost their lives that morning as they were assaulted by two inmates attempting an escape. Robert and Lorena gave the ultimate sacrifice while doing their jobs protecting the citizens of the State of Iowa, as well as fellow staff and the incarcerated individuals at the Anamosa State Penitentiary.
Robert was 46 years old and leaves behind his wife Sara and 3 children, Colten, Zach and Casen. In addition to his work as a Correctional Officer for the State of Iowa, Robert was also a Volunteer Firefighter with the Ely Fire Department.
All funds raised will go to Robert's wife Sara, with the goal of providing the McFarland family with an unforgettable vacation. As the family continues to process their heart aching loss, we will aim to raise money to send them on a trip of a lifetime that will allow them to bond together and honor Robert in a way of happiness and togetherness. With all the tough times and adversity they face dealing with the tragic loss of a beloved father and husband, the family deserves a time of peace, happiness and adventure.
Robert sacrificed his time, energy, passion and ultimately his life to serve his community. Let's work together to show our appreciation for his dedication and selflessness. The goal is to honor Robert by sending his family anywhere in the world they wish to go and provide them with some much deserved laughs, smiles and memories that will last forever.
Thank you for your donations. Other avenues of donating are currently being worked on as well. Please feel free to send me any questions or inquiries about this fundraiser at anytime. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Correctional Officer Robert McFarland with his wife Sara and children Colten, Zach and Casen.
The Run Across Iowa 2021 event was going to be the first Vision Runner fundraiser to provide vision screening and eye exams to children. After the tragic event at Anamosa State Penitentiary on March 23rd, I have decided to dedicate the run to the Mcfarland family and the fundraiser above. Hit me up with any questions and check the site often for updates. Thank You.
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