If you haven’t heard the news about Cadre Roony you can read about it in the Cadre Roony Shirt page, Cadre Roony Patch page, and his GoFundMe page. If you don’t want to click through a link then there’s a quote from the GORUCK website.
Cadre Roony was recently diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. All proceeds of the patch and tee will go toward his treatment and to benefit his family during this difficult time.
That about sums it up right there… Cadre Roony is an incredible person and I was floored when I heard the news about him. Personally I bought two of the shirts (one to sweat it out in and one to keep nice) then one of the patches.
The patches are an extra kind of special because to earn the right to wear it you have to complete a workout that Cadre Roony himself designed.
Start – 400M Ruck
75 Mountain Climbers (4 count)
75 Squats (Tough weight)
75 Flutter Kicks (4 count)
75 Overhead Arm Claps (4 count)
Finish – 400M Ruck
This is just a quick announcement that these items are up for pre-order and that pre-order is closing on October 26th, 2018. If you want to support Cadre Roony grab a shirt and/or patch or make a donation through the GoFundMe page that was set up for him.
Shawn Keith says
Does anyone know where I can get either a Roony shirt sz m or a patch? Josh was the cadre for my first Tough event. Memorial Day 2017. I messed up pretty big during the welcome party but got quickly settled in thanks to cadre and our team. Finding out he is sick was a big surprise and I really want to show my support.
Brian ADR says
If you’re part of the RuckMall Facebook Group I’d check there first. The second place I would look would be the Buy/Sell/Trade pinned post on the GORUCK subreddit. Good luck! I’ve done a few events with Josh and he’s a great guy… this one surprised a lot of people.
Sidenote: Does anyone remember when the patches and shirts were supposed to ship?
Brian Lohr says
I want to say it was mid-December… like December 12th maybe?
I signed up for both the patch and shirt as soon as I saw this posted on the GORUCK site. I’ve had Cadre Roony for a Santa Ruck Light and a regular Light and he is a great guy, absolute top-notch. I am praying for him and his family and caregivers. As you said, Brian, I hope this fundraiser and the others that are in motion for him help to soft some of the financial burden for them.
Also, today is my birthday and for my birthday I plan to do the Roony WOD!
I’ll definitely be donating for this and doing my best to complete that workout. My wife had an extremely rare form of pancreatic tumor and a subsequent rough recovery so the issue is a bit near and dear to my heart. I know how much harder it’s going to be for Cadre Rooney and his family as he prepares for the fight of his life.
Brian Lohr says
My wife has had family fight this before and it was pretty horrible for her or her family. My heart goes out to Roony and I hope these fundraisers help alleviate some of the financial side so they can focus on the real fight.