Steve Hartner has stepped into the arena to "Honor the Fallen by Challenging the Living." On Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Bolton, England, Steve will be participating as a member of Team Travis in the UK Ironman. Steve will be swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and running 26.2 miles (yes that's a full marathon!!) to raise funds and awareness for the Travis Manion Foundation. Show your support for Steve and the Travis Manion Foundation!
The Travis Manion Foundation inspired by Travis’ words “If not me, then who…” has an overriding goal of Honoring the Fallen by Challenging the Living. Our mission is to assist our nation’s Veterans and families of Fallen Heroes. We will continue the service to community and country exemplified by these Fallen Heroes and Veterans. In the spirit of the Fallen, we will foster strength of mind and body to create a generation of future leaders.
The foundation has three main programs in which we accomplish our mission:
- Honor the Fallen- After the casualty officer leaves and support fades, families are left with a loss that forever changes their lives. The Travis Manion Foundation offers opportunities for children, parents, spouses, siblings and battle buddies to honor their loved one by challenging themselves in uniquely personal ways. We also partner with the Mission Continues to offer a program that keeps the spirit of service and love of country alive for every Fallen Hero.
- Character Does Matter - Is designed to challenge young men and women to look for the moments in their lives where they can do good – to recognize both big and small decisions as opportunities to stand up for others, defend what’s right, and help those around; to encourage each and every person to ask themselves “IF NOT ME, THEN WHO…”
- 9/11 Heroes Run- Run. Volunteer. Donate. Cheer. But most of all Honor. Inspired by Travis' visit to Rescue Team One in New York City before his final deployment to Iraq, the Travis Manion Foundation holds 5K runs to honor September 11th. The annual 9/11 Heroes Run is held to remember, honor and support our men and women in the Armed Services, Police, Firefighter and emergency responder communities who protect and serve our country every day.
In addition to these programs, TeamTravis is designed for individuals who identify with and are inspired by Travis Manion's "If not me, then who.." spirit. Challenges consist of marathons and half marathons, triathlons, cycling events and other athletic competitions in various locations throughout the country, in which members join the team and raise money and awareness for the Travis Manion Foundation.
The foundation also "Continues His Mission" through Scholarships, Greif Seminars in partnership with TAPS, and service projects.
The selflessness and spirit of service that Travis and all of our Fallen Heroes had continue to be the driving force behind the foundation. To learn more about Travis click here.
To learn more about the foundation, its programs, and events please visit www.TravisManion.com