As an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and a proud Arizona State University Alum, I served my country for many of the same reasons as Pat Tillman. He stood for selflessness and courage, values which I’ve sought to emulate during my time both overseas and in my work at Amazon. With this in mind, I was honored to join more than 250 of my fellow Amazonians and more than 30,000 of my fellow Arizonans in the 13th Annual Pat’s Run, a 4.2 mile run/walk through the streets of Tempe held on Saturday April 22nd.

Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event of the Pat Tillman Foundation, which invests in active-duty service members, veterans, and their spouses through academic scholarships. This year, Amazon contributed not only runners and volunteers to the event, but also $30,000 to support the run and the Tillman Scholar program.

For me, Pat's Run is a way to honor Pat Tillman's dedication and service to our country and to give back to fellow veterans who need a helping hand. By running and volunteering we pay tribute to the legacy left behind by a warrior who embodied the spirit of a true leader. This year, I was proud to run with so many Amazonians who work throughout the Phoenix area, from our fulfillment centers to our corporate teams, who were united for this great cause.