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Running for a cause: Air Force Reserve pilot raises money for ‘Pilot for a Day’ program

Captain Jason Burrows
Captain Jason Burrows

By Senior Airman Kristin Kurtz, 459th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

As members of the Air Force Reserve, Airmen are often asked, “how do you find time to balance your work-life, fitness requirements, volunteer efforts, and still have fun?” The task is not easy, but for a captain with the 756th Air Refueling Squadron, he’s found a way to make it all one and the same.

Captain Jason Burrows, a pilot with the 756th ARS, decided to take his love of running and combine it with his desire to help others by raising money for a local non-profit organization that hosts the Pilot for a Day program.

“We get so caught up in everything going on in the world and our personal lives that we forget there are sick children right here in our community that need our help,” said Burrows. “We have the ability to make a difference in that child’s life as well as their family’s.”

Burrows has run just 10 marathons during his lifetime but is planning on completing six more this year to raise money through donations from friends and family...

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