The World lost a true hero on Saturday September 12th when Richard F. Harley passed away. Rich was 59 years old and is survived by his wife of 37 years, Evelyn, and his three sons Eric, Mark, and Andy.

Rich died in New York City after suffering a heart attack while swimming the length of the Brooklyn Bridge. A competitive swimmer his entire life, Rich had begun swimming in order to raise funds and awareness for Daraja Academy. Daraja Academy is one of Kenya’s first, totally free high schools serving girls of poverty who otherwise would not