BENEFITING: TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Oct 27, 2013
Gerri Diamond wrote -
This is my second year running the Marine Corps Marathon as part of Team Travis and Brendan. I have been inspired by Travis Manion's words "If not me, then who?", and I hope you will join me in supporting the Travis Manion Foundation's motto of "honoring the fallen by challenging the living" as I train to run 26.2 miles in October in honor of our soldiers, veterans, and their families!
About Travis and Brendan
Travis Manion and Brendan Looney were best friends and roommates at the United States Naval Academy. Today, they now lay side by side at Arlington National Cemetery.
Travis, a Marine who was killed in action on April 29, 2007 was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star with Valor for his heroic actions. Navy SEAL Brendan Looney, a true American hero and patriot, was killed in Afghanistan on September 21, 2010.
Since 2007, the Travis Manion Foundation has participated as an official charity partner of the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K. In 2010 the team name changed from Team Travis, to Team Travis and Brendan. Participants run to raise funds and awareness for the Travis Manion Foundation as well as honor the sacrifices of Travis, Brendan and all of our American heroes.