Six Foot Soldier by Chad Freeman of Chad Freeman and Redline
Through the vision of Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc., the children of Arizona’s fallen and disabled heroes will have the opportunity, through extra curricular activities, to become upstanding members of the community. Our goal is to show children that they can solve problems diplomatically and help the world become a better place to live…one child at a time. This is achieved through the communities generous contributions to our cause.
To accomplish this, we raise charitable contributions through the help of our community via fundraising activities throughout the year including events, raffles, auctions, an annual motorcycle run, individual donations and corporate donation.
This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes such as educational and literary and purposes, and the fostering of national or international amateur sports competition, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code (the “Code”).
To this end, Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc. is dedicated to supporting children in need in our communities.
Many Arizona based service men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. It is our calling to help the children of these Fallen Heroes.
Scholarships will be awarded annually through an application process. In the spirit of giving back to the community, all approved applicants will be required to volunteer their time by helping others in the community through approved local organizations and events.
While Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc. would like to fulfill every scholarship request, the selection and amount of the award is determined by funds available, number of applications and service member’s history.
A number of factors that create the need for Cutrano AZ Troop Run, Inc. services to our military families in Arizona:
•Due to privacy laws it is very difficult for military aid organizations to find families who have lost a loved one.
•Because no central directory of help exists, it is difficult for families to find aid.
•Most surviving families have young children when their loved one is killed and move back home and away from the military support network.
Thus, thousands of deserving children are slipping through the cracks. With funding being cut from elementary and high school programs, families are expected to carry more of the financial burdens of supplies to get started back to school.
At minimum, it costs approximately $200 for school supplies for an individual elementary school student. This does NOT include the cost for text books, only the basic fundamentals. Our objective is to streamline this very complicated, burdensome and insufficient process for “our” families.
AAron Cutrano was inspired to start this organization through his late brother Tony Cutrano and Jerry Cooch, Founders of the Illinois Freedom Run and the Middle East Conflicts Wall in Marseilles, Illinois.
Tony died tragically in a motorcycle accident doing what he loved best…riding.
RIP Tony “Greaseball” Cutrano 11/7/59~5/27/12.
For information about the inspiration of this foundation, Google search “Tony Cutrano”.
AAron has three children of his own. With a family of Military and law enforcement backgrounds, he is dedicated to helping the children of our fallen heroes.
Aaron and his son, Paul Cutrano
Aaron and his son, Peyton Cutrano
Aaron and his daughter (and our Assistant Creative Director), Isabella Cutrano
Our state first. Our Military.
Regardless of your political views, there are men and women that are giving their lives daily for our liberty. Their children and family members suffer for our rights, while we take our freedoms for granted.
It is time to put your differences aside, not think of big government, or who is running for office and begin thinking that this country is “by the people for the people.” Thousands of our own sacrifice their lives and family to protect us. So give a little bit of your time and explore our website for the troops…they are giving every second of their lives for us.
To all the Military families struggling with being away from your loved ones … we thank you for your service that ensures our freedom!!
This is for all of the Brave ones at home and at War!
A special tribute written by a great friend~
If America had no soldiers
To jump into the fray
Nor sailors to follow orders
And cast anchors aweigh
If it had not it’s airmen
Or protectors of it’s coast
Where would we be then
If not for the ones who chose
To give their life and freedom
In place of you and yours
to stand watch when we did not need them
To fight when we went to wars
How far would the founding fathers
Have gone without their help
Did the heroes that we honor
Do it all by themselves
Ponder that the next time
You think of or thank a Veteran
For they are the true force behind
Every single U.S. President
For every general we idolize
There were a million at his hand
Who paid the price and sacrificed
For his historic stand
So consider EVERY SINGLE DROP
OF BLOOD & SWEAT & TEAR
Because that is what really bought
The freedom you hold so dear
To ALL the countless that have ever served
Your cost, your duty & your loss, I truly will remember you have my word
Keith Alan Richards
U.S. Navy VRC-40 1990 – 1993