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$12,000 Raised for Family of Fallen Los Al Soldier at Fundraiser

The community rallied around the wife and son of Sgt. Thomas Raymond MacPherson, a Long Beach native and Los Al High grad, who was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2012.

He gave up everything for them, so they felt the least they could do was sweat a little for him.

On Saturday, the community joined in an atheltic fundraiser to support the wife and son of Sgt. Thomas Raymond MacPherson, a Long Beach native and Los Al High grad, who was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2012.

The Honor Tommy Mac event included a 5k run, an intense workout of the day, and a raffle all to raise money for MacPherson's family.

Known as Tommy to his friends, MacPherson is survived by his wife, Claudia, and their son, Brayden, who will turn 2 this month. Both now live in Los Alamitos.

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"I am happy to let you know that Honor Tommy Mac was a resounding success!" said Allie Radner, one of the event organizers in an email. "We had hundreds of attendees and were able to raise $12,000 for little Brayden. 

To see even more pictures (more than 500 of them), click here. 

Event sponsors include Rogue Fitness, Again Faster Equipment, Crossfit Endurance, Mobilitywod, ETE (extreme training equipment), Functional Equipment, Strength Wraps, Refined Roots, SicFit, C20, Hylete, Kill Cliff, Crossfit Reality. 

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