Helen and Bob of APK Charities in Memory of Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel

APK Race Registration is now open.

See you at the 4th Annual APK 5K on November 4, 2017.

All proceeds from the APK 5K and 5K Ruck March will benefit these Military charities: Special Forces Charitable Trust, Fisher House, APK Endowment Fund with the Madison & Guilford Foundations, Spikes K9 Fund, Wounded Warriors Family Support

So what is a Ruck March anyway?

APK Race Registration is now open.

See you at the 4th Annual APK 5K on November 4, 2017.

So... what's a Ruck March?

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Helping Homeless Vets Can Help APK Charities Reach our Goals

Helping Southern Comfort Care, Inc. Can Help APK Charities Reach our Goals when Southern CC dedicates their renovated home to Andrew Pedersen-Keel

Tony U. Brown is missing his right thumb. It was smashed by a pallet at Camp Dahlke in Afghanistan while he was running as an incoming alarm sounded. He thought he’d just hurt his thumb and the pain would stop as it healed. But he was wrong. A tumor had developed in the bone and…

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2016 APK 5K, 5K Ruck March Slideshow

We hope you enjoy the slideshow from the 2016 APK 5K, 5K Ruck March, held at the Guilford Fairgrounds on November 5th.  Thank you for your participation and generous support and we look forward to seeing you in 2017 for the 4th Annual APK 5K, 5K Ruck March on November 4th! https://youtu.be/4u5RDk_lL0Q

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A Great Big Thank You from Bob and Helen, plus… Race Results!!!

Helen and Bob of APK Charities in Memory of Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel

To our APK 5K, 5K Ruck March and Kids Fun Runparticipants, volunteers and Guilford residents, The APK Charities Board of Directors wishes to say a heartfelt thank you for your willingness to share your time and enthusiasm in support of our tribute to Andrew and our Military. Helen and Bob Keiser-Pedersen Please see the race…

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Zip06: Helen Pedersen Keiser: Keeping the Spirit of Her Hero Son Alive

If ever there was an article to read about Andrew Pedersen-Keel, this one is it… from Zip06, Helen Pedersen Keiser: Keeping the Spirit of Her Hero Son Alive. So very well written by Tom Conroy, Special Publications Editor at Zip06.com, this piece covers it all. From Andrew’s birth in Florida, through his schooling and on to his…

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Bob and Helen Met Gary Sinise!

Helen and Bob with Gary Sinise at the Thayer Award ceremonies.

Bob and Helen were invited guests of the West Point Association of Graduates. As such, they attended the Thayer Award ceremonies honoring Gary Sinise. They met Mr. Sinise and took this photo with him. About Gary Sinise Gary Sinise is an actor most known for his rolls in Ransom (1996), Apollo 13 (1995), and Forrest Gump…

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Bob Visits Fort Bragg on his Coast x Coast Journey

It's the last leg of Bob's Coast x Coast trip honoring Andrew Pedersen-Keel and today, he visited Fort Bragg… the largest military base in the world.

It’s the last leg of Bob’s Coast x Coast trip honoring Andrew Pedersen-Keel and today, he visited Fort Bragg… the largest military base in the world (with more than 50,000 active duty personnel). Bob had the opportunity to meet with Andrew’s Special Ops Unit, ODA 3126. (ODA means “Operational Detachment Alpha.”) See the photo below…

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Coast x Coast Riders with their Heritage Flags

Members of the CoastxCoast family post with Heritage flags that are given away on the 2016 route in Dallas on September 1. APK’s Bob Keiser is on the far right with the Harley Davidson TriGlide Ultra – or as he likes to call it – “the Trike” and the Gold Star Heritage Flag.

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