Carry The Load’s Memorial May Campaign Helps More Americans Honor and Remember Fallen Heroes Across U.S.

Participants walk to raise awareness and funds April 29 through Memorial Day

Dallas (April 16, 2024)Carry The Load, a non-profit that provides active ways to connect
Americans to the sacrifices of our military, veterans, first responders, and their families, kicks off
its Memorial May campaign on Monday, April 29. People of all ages can join the month-long
national movement to honor and remember our fallen heroes.

The 14th annual Memorial May campaign will stay true to its roots of connecting people to the
true meaning of Memorial Day. What started in 2011 as one Memorial Day march has
catapulted in numbers and impact. This year, thousands of participants will walk in Carry The
Load’s National Relay that spans 20,000 miles, 48 states, and 69 community events including
32 VA National Cemeteries. The relay will converge at the Dallas Memorial March on Memorial
Day weekend.

New in 2024
Carry The Load is introducing an exciting new element of innovation to make a bigger impact.
Upon registering at www.carrytheload.org, volunteers can download the Good Move app, a
gamified activity tracking app that allows individuals to easily utilize their mobile device for
fundraising progress and health activities such as steps walked on a live leaderboard. All
participants are encouraged to register and download the Good Move app.
“We’re building on previous years’ momentum with elements like the Good Move app to deepen
personal engagement and help participants strengthen their connections with each other,” says
Stephen Holley, co-founder, president and CEO of Carry The Load and Veteran U.S. Navy
SEAL. “Memorial May unites thousands of people under a common purpose, and it’s been
incredible to see participants honor our fallen heroes together.”

How to get involved
● People of all ages can register for free to walk with the National Relay team, attend a
Community Event, and fundraise at carrytheload.org/Memorial-May.
● Join the Dallas Memorial March.
● Host a Carry it Anywhere event on your own.
● Educate youth with Carry The Flag activities that help inspire patriotism.

Carry The Load raises much needed funds to assist with many challenges facing our military,
veterans, first responders, and their families. The non-profit’s goal this year is $2 million through
peer-to-peer fundraising. Since 2011, Carry The Load has raised more than $42 million, with a
remarkable 93% of donations going toward its programs.

JPMorgan Chase is the title sponsor of Carry The Load’s National Relay for the 10th
consecutive year. Additional corporate partners include Energy Transfer; FirstNet®, Built with
AT&T; Frito-Lay (PepsiCo); Henry Schein, Inc.; and TACenergy. The VA National Cemetery
Administration is a strategic partner.

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ABOUT CARRY THE LOAD
Carry The Load is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2011 by veteran U.S. Navy SEALs Clint Bruce
and Stephen Holley. Carry The Load's mission is to provide active ways to honor and remember
our nation’s heroes by connecting Americans to the sacrifices made by our military, veterans,
first responders, and their families. For more, visit www.carrytheload.org or
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Carry The Load Invites America to Celebrate Veterans by Participating in a Heroes Challenge Fitness Event Nov. 1-11

The Heroes Challenge fitness challenge shows gratitude and support for the men and women who served our country.

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Carry The Load, a non-profit that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices of our nation’s military, veterans, first responders and their families, is inviting Americans across the country to participate in its annual Heroes Challenge by walking, running, or working out to raise money and celebrate and honor our nation’s veterans.

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Nonprofits Accelerate Their Impact with Blackbaud Technology

Blackbaud Customers are Leveraging AI, Engaging Mobile Apps and Robust Data Intelligence
to Gain Efficiencies and Achieve Outcomes

CHARLESTON, S.C.Oct. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software for powering social impact, is helping social impact organizations achieve their missions and reach their outcomes in new and innovative ways. From fundraising to data and analytics capabilities, Blackbaud is delivering essential software that enables teams to create impact.

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Carry The Load Hosts National Day of Service and Remembrance to Observe the Anniversary of 9/11

Americans invited to volunteer and pay tribute to those who sacrifice for our freedom.

DALLAS (August 29, 2023)Carry The Load, a non-profit that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices of our nation’s military, veterans, first responders, and their families, will host volunteer opportunities for the public to observe Patriot Day on September 11. In partnership with the VA National Cemetery Administration, Carry The Load is inviting people to sign up and serve as they beautify sacred grounds at more than 60 national cemeteries across the U.S.

The public is invited to learn more and register to volunteer at www.carrytheload.org/patriot-day.

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Carry The Load Hosts the 12th Annual Dallas Memorial March

The Nation’s Flagship Event on Memorial Day Weekend 

Dallas (May 1, 2023) Carry The Load, a non-profit that provides active ways to connect  Americans to the sacrifices of our military, veterans, first responders, and their families, will host  its 12th Annual Dallas Memorial March on Memorial Day weekend at Reverchon Park in Dallas. The event starts on Sunday, May 28 at 12:00 PM and continues through the night until Monday,  May 29 at 1:30 PM. It is a culmination of a 20,000-mile National Relay that covers 48 states in  32 days as a part of Carry The Load’s Memorial May Awareness Program.  

The Dallas Memorial March is Carry The Load’s flagship event that takes place on Memorial  Day weekend. It is a two-day embodiment of Carry The Load’s values and mission to celebrate  our heroes, remember the fallen, and educate communities on how to respectfully observe  Memorial Day. It features inspirational speeches, stories of fallen heroes, flag ceremonies,  walking route, storyboard procession, live music, Carry The Flag Kids Zone, and more. 

"Memorial Day is not just for those who have served or who have lost loved ones in service, it's  for all of us to unite and honor the sacrifices made for our freedom,” says Stephen Holley, co founder, president and CEO of Carry The Load and Veteran U.S. Navy SEAL. “We invite  everyone to join us, walk alongside us, and pay tribute to those who have given the ultimate  sacrifice.” 

In addition to providing emotional healing, Carry The Load raises much needed funds to assist  with the many challenges facing our military, veterans, first responders and their families. “Our  goal this Memorial May is to raise $2.25 million through peer-to-peer fundraising,” says Holley. 

"We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our fundraising teams and corporate partners for  their unwavering support and generous contributions,” says Holley. “We continue to honor our  fallen service members and further our mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day because of the tremendous people who show they care." 

Sponsors of the 2023 Dallas Memorial March include Andrews Distributing; Bandera Ventures;  Builders FirstSource; Coors Light; Energy Transfer; Frito-Lay (PepsiCo); Henry Schein, Inc.;  Hillwood; JCPenney; JPMorgan Chase; KLTY; Peinado Construction; Turner Construction  Company; USAA; WFAA; Wiley X; and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Many other corporate  partners and their employees will be onsite at the Dallas Memorial March to show their support. 

The Dallas Memorial March is a family-friendly event for people from all walks of life.  Registration is complimentary and encouraged at http://www.carrytheload.org/Memorial-May

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ABOUT CARRY THE LOAD 

Carry The Load is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to provide active ways to  connect Americans to the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, first responders, and their  families. In 2011, Veteran U.S. Navy SEALs Stephen Holley and Clint Bruce completed a 20-

hour, 11-minute Memorial March around White Rock Lake in Dallas. They marched to remind  the nation about the true meaning of the sacrifices made for our freedom. More than a decade  later, Carry The Load is a nationwide movement that honors our nation’s heroes and makes  Memorial Day matter again. For more, visit www.carrytheload.org or  

www.carrytheload.org/media-resources.

Carry The Load Volunteers Honor Fallen Military and First Responders Across the Nation

Non-Profit Kicks off its Annual Memorial May Awareness Campaign

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carry The Load, a non-profit that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices of our military, veterans, first responders, and their families, kicks off its Memorial May campaign on Thursday, April 27 to raise awareness for the true meaning of Memorial Day. Thousands of volunteers will walk in Carry The Load’s National Relay which spans 20,000 miles, 48 states, and 85 rallies. The five relay routes converge at the Dallas Memorial March on Memorial Day weekend.

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Carry The Load Observes Patriot Day by Hosting Nationwide Events

Events honor and remember those who died on September 11, 2001

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carry The Load, a non-profit that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices of our nation’s military, veterans, first responders and their families, is hosting events for people across the nation to respectfully observe Patriot Day, a holiday observed on September 11 to commemorate the lives of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Virginia and those who perished when the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania.

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Carry The Load to Host the 11th Annual Dallas Memorial March

The Nation’s Flagship Event on Memorial Day Weekend

DALLAS (May 2, 2022) – Carry The Load, a non-profit that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices of our nation’s military, veterans, first responders, and their families, will host its 11th Annual Dallas Memorial March on Memorial Day weekend at Reverchon Park in Dallas. The event starts on Sunday, May 29 at 12:00 PM and continues through the night until Monday, May 30 at 1:30 PM.

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Carry The Load Kicks Off Its Annual Awareness Campaign

Fallen Military and First Responders are Honored Across the Nation

DALLAS (April 28, 2022) – Carry The Load, a non-profit that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices of our nation’s military, veterans, first responders, and their families, kicks off its 10th Annual National Relay today to raise awareness for the true meaning of Memorial Day. The 32-day, 20,000-mile National Relay includes five routes crossing 48 states and 100 rallies before culminating at the Dallas Memorial March on Memorial Day weekend.

Carry The Load Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Events honor and remember those who serve and sacrifice for our freedom.

DALLAS (August 17, 2021) – Carry The Load, a non-profit that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices of our nation’s military, veterans, first responders and their families, is offering ways for people to unify and strengthen communities across the nation. Carry The Load encourages Americans to show the families that the death of their loved one mattered.

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