The Red Cross is an organization led by many great volunteers. One of those volunteers is Walter Schaller. Walter’s involvement with the American Red Cross and Boston Marathon began in 1997. Initially establishing a goal of raising $1,500 in pledges, Walter raised more than $21,000 in his first race. The following year, Walter established a permanent endowment fund for the Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. Fourteen years later, donations to the "Schaller Runner’s Fund" now total in excess of over $270,000.
Walter will complete is 17th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. His personal efforts of endurance continue to benefit local families who are helped through the American Red Cross’ Dayton Area Chapter disaster relief fund.
For the 17th consecutive year, Walter Schaller is accepting contributions to spur him on - past Heartbreak Hill and beyond - so that his local Red Cross will run to the aid of his community.
More than 25,000 people annually experienced some form of Red Cross services in our area. So every mile Walter runs with our support makes us a stronger community. We certainly cannot beat (or outrun) him - so why not join him?
Walter Schaller is currently a Board Member Emeritus of the Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. To make a contribution to the Walter Schaller run: