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C&W Broker Completes 90 Mile Trek to Support Wounded Vets

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On September 10th, 2016, Cushman & Wakefield broker Ted Gallagher embarked on a 90-mile trek around Lake Tahoe in a commitment to raise money to support the nation’s post-9/11 wounded veterans. Inspired by his dad’s legacy of surviving three tours of active duty in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and with his lifelong example of giving back, Ted set out on his mission to make a difference. A very big difference.

“I am going to push myself,” said Gallagher, whose initial target of raising $10,000 has now exceeded $100,000.

matt-crosses-finish-lineGallagher completed the eight-day, 90-mile trek around Lake Tahoe, dressed in a pair of lightweight cross trainers, carrying a knapsack of water, snacks and an emergency kit, and sporting a T-shirt with a logo: The 72 for the 22 @ 62, with numbers referring to the lake’s perimeter miles, its elevation, and the 22 veterans, who on average commit suicide each day.

The San Jose Mercury News recently featured Ted and his moving story.

 

san-jose-mercury-news-logo-smallLAFAYETTE — Ted Gallagher has taken the U.S. Marines’ semper fidelis creed of being “always faithful” to heart.

A father’s legacy of surviving three tours of active duty in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and with his lifelong example of giving back, has inspired the Lafayette resident to remain steadfast in a commitment to raise money to support the nation’s post-9/11 wounded veterans.

His devotion is palpable to his wife Courtney, who describes his signature response to encountering a homeless vet or a related image on television.

“There’s this very deep, deep bond,” she says, “to him, they’ve made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Their property prominently features a pole with American and Marine flags — and a guesthouse, known by word-of-mouth, to be a place for an out-of-town veteran to stay, gratis.

A few weeks ago, Gallagher, 54, met such a vet on a San Luis Obispo street, thanked him for his service and rushed off to procure food, cash and clothing for the homeless man.

And on the morning of Sept. 10, Gallagher  set off on a roughly eight-day, 90-mile trek around Lake Tahoe, clad in a pair of lightweight cross trainers, carrying a knapsack of water, snacks and an emergency kit, and sporting a T-shirt with a logo: The 72 for the 22 @ 62, with numbers referring to the lake’s perimeter miles, its elevation, and the 22 veterans, who on average commit suicide each day.

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