I'm a USMC brat, running the Marine Corps Marathon as my first marathon right outside my hometown for an organization that has impacted my life and so many others: Team Red, White and Blue. The nationwide organization enriches the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activity. The camaraderie of Team RWB is shared by veterans, civilians, active duty military, all Eagles and all non-Eagles. The energy of Team RWB Eagles is contagious, and the community is welcoming, supportive, ambitious, humbling and one of integrity. Please consider donating to support our mission and to help me represent Team Red, White and Blue in my first marathon! Thank you in advance. If you're already an Eagle, I hope you can resonate with my Team RWB experience. If you're not an Eagle yet, join the team here: http://www.teamrwb.org/get-involved/join-the-team. (It's free) P.S. This is my first marathon, my first choice for a marathon, happening 3 days before my birthday, being run in a place I will always call 'home' and supporting the best organization I'm a member of. I don't think it could be more perfect for me, and stoked doesn't cover it!