Dashan J. Briggs Memorial Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2021 by his spouse and family. Technical Sergeant Dashan Briggs made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the 106th NYS Air National Guard unit as a Special Missions Aviator in Western Iraq on March 15, 2018 when his HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter crashed. The foundation was created to honor his legacy by supporting future generations and teaching them to succeed through perseverance, hard work, and dedication- all traits he embodied.
This is the 2nd year for the Run for Briggs in the Suffolk County Veterans Run Series and will be held as a In person 5k Run and a 1 Mile Fun Run for kids (With the option to run it virtual). The 1st yr was a success with over 300 participants and we were overwhelmed with the love and support shown to us! We are happy to be in person this year and hope to make it an unforgettable experience for all participants.
All proceeds from this event will go to the Dashan J. Briggs Memorial Foundation, Inc. that award scholarships to High School students in Riverhead and Comsewogue High School, and workshops and seminars to help teach our youth important life skills that are not necessarily taught in schools such as CPR/AED training, car maintenance, finances, and basic cooking classes, etc.