Restoring the Meaning of Memorial Day
Carry The Load started in 2011 as a grassroots effort by two Veteran U.S. Navy SEALs who felt like the nation had forgotten the meaning of Memorial Day. Now, Carry The Load has turned into a worldwide movement to honor our nation’s heroes and make Memorial Day matter again.
We’re proud to be named a Non-Profit Partner of Carry The Load for Memorial May 2021. To date, Carry The Load has helped raise over $28M in conjunction with Military & First Responder charities across the United States.
Your participation and donation to the project helps enable the First Responder Face-Off Foundation and our partners continue its mission right here in Central Ohio.
How can I Carry The Load in Ohio?
Start by registering a team under the First Responder Face-Off Foundation. Upon registration, you will receive more information about fundraising and a downloadable bib to use during the Ohio segment of the relay this May – or make a donation using the button below.
Your participation helps raise much needed awareness to honor and remember the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes and make Memorial Day matter again.
Once you have your team registered, tell the story of Who You Are Carrying and why.
Share your team link with your co-workers, businesses, organizations and groups, including social media, to encourage additional participation and help increase your personal team fundraising!
Participate in the Columbus Relay Leg on May 17
With your team registered, join the First Responder Face-Off Foundation as we participate in the Columbus portion of the Ohio relay on Monday, May 17. Choose one leg or stay for the entire day! We will be placing wreaths at both the Columbus Fire Memorial and the Columbus Police Memorial to honor and remember those who have given their lives for our Central Ohio community.
Monday, May 17 – Columbus Relay Schedule
|Westerville Fire Department|
355 N Spring Road
|8:00 AM||Walking||3.58 miles|
|Mutts & Co – Westerville|
837 Polaris Parkway
|10:00 AM||Walking||3.00 miles|
1177 Polaris Parkway
|11:30 AM||Bicycle||10.00 miles|
|Columbus Park of Roses|
3901 N High Street
|1:00 PM||Walking||3.79 miles|
|Remembrance Park – OSU|
W Woodruff & Tuttle Park
|3:00 PM||Walking||3.79 miles|
|Columbus Fire Memorial|
Battelle Riverfront Park
|4:30 PM||Walking||.4 miles|
|National Veterans Memorial|
300 W Broad Street
|5:30 PM||Walking||.3 miles|
|Columbus Police Memorial|
|6:00 PM||Walking||2.51 miles|
|Columbus Fire Station #3|
222 Greenlawn Ave