Our MILES FOR MARSOC Community Athlete Program was created as a way to honor the service and sacrifice of Marine Raiders, both past and present, one race at a time. In this newsletter, we are proud to share with you the stories of some of our 2017 Community Athletes.
The Marine Raider Foundation proudly announces that we are a 2017 Marine Corps Marathon Charity Partner! We are excited to personally invite you to #Run4Raiders with us on October 22nd in Washington, D.C.! This is our 5th year participating in the inspiring and motivating "People's Marathon" and we have just 35 highly coveted slots available!
Last weekend, 18 of our friends at the USD HERO Club pushed themselves through the physically and mentally grueling 12-hour 'HERO Raider Challenge: In Honor of Captain Matthew Manoukian.' The students' hard work and motivation helped raise nearly $8,000 to further the mission of the Marine Raider Foundation and support Raiders and their families. There is still time to donate in support of these students, who are making incredible accomplishments while honoring our heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Thanks to your donations in 2016, we were able to further our mission to help Raiders and their families. With your continued help this year, we look forward to strengthening and growing our programs to better serve our community!
On December 7th, I had the privilege of watching five Marine Raiders graduate from The Honor Foundation’s rigorous 127-hour transition program. As we close out 2016, our team at the Marine Raider Foundation is determined to launch into the new year by creating more tier-one opportunities for our community. Through strategic partnerships with programs like THF, we will increase opportunities for our Marines and Sailors, and provide every outlet to ensure success as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.
Thanks to our generous donors and supporters, the Marine Raider Foundation has provided over $1.25 million in assistance to the MARSOC community, with over $280,000.00 being provided so far this year. In 2015, $.93 of every $1 spent went directly towards Marine Raider Foundation programs.