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Operation FatDag (Startup Funding)

$6,438 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 100 people in 10 months
I am FatDag!

My military career was in jeopardy when I began failing a series of fitness tests. I was 91 pounds over weight .   Instead of being kicked out, I was given a chance.  That chance put me on this path to do everything I can to help make sure that no one goes through this process alone. I lost the 91 pounds and I want to help others get their life back. 

The #1 Reason that the youth of today are unable to serve is related to Obesity.  In addition, the amount of involuntary separations from the military that are health and fitness related is staggering.  It's a largely untold story, but ask most everyone who has served, and they can tell you that the stress related to passing a fitness test is real. In many, cases causing eating disorders, and unnecessary physical injury.  The societal influence is largely responsible so it’s time we attack this with preemptive education.

I completely changed my life by changing my lifestyle.  The military fitness standards are set for a reason. Every graduate from Basic Military Training, or Officer Candidate school graduated within standards, but as they age, and the lack of nutritional information goes on, the problem goes untreated.

Often the first time help is offered is when it's too late. Operation FatDag is an IRS approved Non-Profit Corporation, formed in Indiana aimed to proactively treat the obesity crisis in our military. We strive to do that by stepping in early in the process with tools and education, to prevent the issues from developing later on in their career. 

This initial GoFundMe Campaign is aimed to form the 501(c)(3) and cover the initial startup costs while we wait for the IRS approval for our 501(c)(3) status.

This is one of my favorite pieces of writing - I was able to capture my thoughs clearly with the keyboard. Whatever it Takes!

Operation FatDag
4000 W. 106th St. Ste. 125-347
Carmel, IN 46042

http://operationfatdag.org

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Update:

Thank you all for your generous support! We are well underway! Your initial donation enabled us to contract with The Foundation Group, to successfully launch our 501c3 initiative. We are well under way! We have a draft formed of our ByLaws and there are more than a dozen individuals who will Travel to Indianapolis in March to approve the bylaws and attend our First annual Meeting. This is exciting.

From that point forward, we will then submit our IRS1023 Application to the IRS. 4-6 months from then we will be approved as a 501c3.

The good News is that your donations will be tax deductible retroactive back to 11/22/2017!

Thank you for helping to get this dream underway! You can follow along at http://facebook.com/OperationFatDag or http://twitter.com/OperationFatDag our website http://OperationFatDag.org will be re-designed, and moved to a separate server once we establish our annual plan and budget at the March meeting!

This is really happening, and you made it possible. Thank you!

Mike
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We received the information to establish our business checking account and have the GoFundMe funds transferred directly to that account. We are working to establish the advisory board and then launch into our first year with a fantastic team and some incredible mentorship. It's coming together nicely, and YOUR support made that possible.

Check out the team we've assembled so far! There will be much more to come as we turn the corner into 2018!

Check out the Board: http://operationfatdag.org
Thank you!
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I told myself when I started this, I needed a minimum of $3500 or else I would simply end the charade. I knew if I reached $3500 that would enable me to form Operation FatDag properly. From there I’d have the tools to take it to the top - It would give me a solid foundation on which to build properly and operate.

This just got real - we are going to do this - not that there was any doubt, the plans have been laid long before I got here - you’ve shown me once again, you believe in me. Now let’s keep it going and represent the change we want to see in the world!

❤️ FatDag
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Wow! The campaign is trending on GoFundMe. - that’s because you shared, liked and donated. Thank you. Keep it going!

I’ve attached on Facebook the IRS form showing the approval to operate as a Non-Profit and the funds will go into the nonprofit bank account to be used as we move forward.

The first step is the IRS1023 to establish Operation FatDag as a 501c3 in all 50 states, and register the appropriate trademarks. That’s roughly 5k just to get started.

That’s the first goal.

Thank you!!
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