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Old 08-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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9/11 Heroes Run to support local veteran/first responder charities

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Over the next three weeks the Travis Manion Foundation (named after this guy) is hosting a series of about fifty 5K/1 mile runs across the US and in a few international locations. Proceeds from the runs will go to local-area veteran and first responder charities and to the TMF's Challenge Grants program, which funds volunteer projects in memory of fallen service members.

Travis was my classmate at USNA and The Basic School and my company has worked closely with the TMF over the last few years--I can attest that the organization is filled with top-quality people that do great work to support veterans and their families. And this news release and this one are third-party evaluations that support my opinion. Bottom line is that no one is getting rich off this charity and that any donations go exactly where they should go.

Registration link here, and the attached photo shows the race locations in the US.

Thanks in advance for your support, and we'd appreciate you spreading the word to any veteran/LEO/FF/5K types in your communities.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: 9/11 Heroes Run to support local veteran/first responder charities

$ donated since I can't actually run. Good cause
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Re: 9/11 Heroes Run to support local veteran/first responder charities

I think I got a few others interested in running this. Posted it at our box and a few asked some questions and sounds positive about it.
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Re: 9/11 Heroes Run to support local veteran/first responder charities

Andrew, which one are you going to? If I can find someone with a car who would want to do this I could possibly make it there.
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Re: 9/11 Heroes Run to support local veteran/first responder charities

I forwarded the link at work since a lot of people there do those color runs etc for charities.
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Re: 9/11 Heroes Run to support local veteran/first responder charities

Thanks for passing the info on....the TMF does a lot of good work through their own programs, but the cool thing about the Heroes Run is that the proceeds get split between the TMF's programs and charities that benefit the local community. So donations will help out locally and not just somewhere else.
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Re: 9/11 Heroes Run to support local veteran/first responder charities

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Andrew, which one are you going to? If I can find someone with a car who would want to do this I could possibly make it there.
The one in Houston of course!!

So I heard a great plug on the radio this morning for this. It was about a 5 minute long interview with a representing HPD officer.

I wish I wasn't under stright doctors orders to not work out or I would do this. Sounds like it's a pretty surreal experience out at the one here in Houston. VERY worthwhile cause.
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The one in Houston of course!!

So I heard a great plug on the radio this morning for this. It was about a 5 minute long interview with a representing HPD officer.

I wish I wasn't under stright doctors orders to not work out or I would do this. Sounds like it's a pretty surreal experience out at the one here in Houston. VERY worthwhile cause.
The TMF Twitter account put out the link to a video interview with the two HPD captains who are heading it up--I think it was from one of the local TV news stations. Even if you're not running it'll be worth going for the ceremony and vendor village and everything.
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Re: 9/11 Heroes Run to support local veteran/first responder charities

Bump as we get closer to this year's series of 9/11 Heroes Runs--information on locations and registration can be found here (WFS).

Proceeds from the races are split between the TMF's Character Does Matter and Mentoring/Advocacy Program for Veterans as well as a local charity partner for each race location.
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