Although we did not reach our goal of $5,000, we reached our minimum amount to go! After a long week of reservations and registrations, we are finally set and all ready to leave. Thank you all for your encouragement and support getting this trip off the ground. Check back here after the trip to see fun photos of our adventure!
February 24, 2017
Hey! Thank you to everyone who has donated to our project thus far! We have raised a lot but are not there just yet. Please be sure to share this link with everyone you know so that we can reach our goal and be able to go honor the Bataan veterans and everyone who has served and is serving! Thanks!
We made the news!
February 20, 2017
Thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout our journey to get to the Bataan Death March. We were fortunate enough to have an interview with Channel 41, a local news channel in Kansas City, in order to tell our story. If you are interested in seeing how it went, the link is below!
Check out our new video! Video is uploaded on the Bataan page and on Youtube, so share it to get the word out about our journey!
Bataan Chipotle Fundraiser: Thank You!
February 04, 2017
Thank you for everyone who came to the Chipotle by the Plaza and mentioned the Pony Express Student Group! Turn out wasn't as high as we expected, however it's one more step towards reaching our goal and allowing us to march! Thank you guys for coming out!
8 Mile Training Ruck: Check!
February 02, 2017
Today, 5 of our team members completed a frigid ruck in preparation for the march! Although it was only 8 miles, was through downtown Kansas City and included a ton of hills. All of our team members are so excited to complete this march that they don't even mind the training. Thank you all for your support and encouragement!
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The Bataan Peninsula is located on the main Philippine Island of Luzon.
During the march, prisoners received little food or water. Many were subjected to severe physical abuse, including being beaten, tortured, and left in the direct sun with no water or covering for prolonged periods of time.
Of the estimated 80,000 POWs at the march, only 54,000 made it to Camp O'Donnell. Of these numbers, it is believed that 5,000 to 18,000 Filipino deaths and 500 to 650 American deaths occurred during the march.