Touro Law Veterans’ Clinic Director to Hike Across Long Island to Raise Awareness, Funds

July 13, 2020

Chad Lennon ’15, who serves as the Director of Touro Law’s Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic, will be hiking 66 miles across Long Island on August 1 and 2 to raise awareness of veterans’ issues and fundraise for 3 veteran charity organizations.

Lennon will be carrying 22 pounds for the duration of the hike as well as stopping every 22 miles to do 22 pushups to bring special attention to the staggering statistic that each day 22 veterans take their own life. Several dedicated friends and colleagues will be hiking with him for all or part of the two days including Touro Law alumnus and veteran Patrick Donahue ’19, as well as a former NFL player and New York Naval Recruiting Commander.

“I have been training hard and welcome this challenge as an opportunity to raise both awareness and funds for a noble cause,” stated Lennon. “As a veteran myself and the leader of a clinic that helps veterans, I feel it is my duty to do something above and beyond for my fellow service men and women.”

The hike will start at Citifield on Saturday, August 1 at 9:30 am. Lennon and fellow hikers will be hiking along Rte 25A until they reach Grumman Memorial Park in Calverton, anticipated time of arrival about 10 am Sunday, August 2. Funds are being rasied for Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation, Veteran Suicide Awareness and Remembrance Flag, and the Semper Fi Fund. Lennon has offered to carry anything for one mile for anyone supporting the cause, whether it be a flag, picture, weight, etc.  Last year, Lennon set a world record for dragging a 400 lb. chain for 1 mile in 63 minutes and 18 seconds to bring awareness to this same cause.

For additional information on the hike or to make a donation, please contact Lennon at clennon@tourolaw.edu.

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For more info contact:

Patti Desrochers\

Director of Communications
pattid@tourolaw.edu
 
 
 

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