Ridgefield man runs from DC to NYC for stillborn birth charity

A Ridgefield man has returned home after running more than 200 miles for a charitable cause he says is near and dear to his heart. Gary Barr returned Thursday from a 222-mile run from Washington, D.C.

News 12 Staff

Oct 22, 2016, 2:33 AM

Updated 2,829 days ago

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A Ridgefield man has returned home after running more than 200 miles for a charitable cause he says is near and dear to his heart.
Gary Barr returned Thursday from a 222-mile run from Washington, D.C. to New York City in just 10 days to raise money and awareness to address stillborn births. 
Barr and his wife lost their second child, Henry, two years ago.
"It's easy for a man to just recede into the background and not really deal with their grief, so for me, a big part of it this is trying to help other fathers," Barr says.
After Henry's death, the Barrs set up a foundation called Anchors for Hope. The group's main goal is to create a support system for other families.


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