Come join the Travis Manion Foundation as we run to honor our Heroes. The 2011 9/11 Heroes Run is bringing communities together throughout the country this September 11th. The goal is to never forget the sacrifices of all of the Heroes of September 11th – veteran, first responder, and civilian. All proceeds from this charity run go directly to support the local firefighters, police and first responders in each community where the races are held.
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Travis Manion was an American hero who served two Marine tours in Iraq. During a patrol mission on Sunday, April 29, 2007, Travis was killed by enemy sniper fire in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq while fighting courageously to defend against an enemy ambush. With the legacy of strong character and leadership he left behind, Travis’ spirit remains in Iraq and in the hearts of all who honor freedom and service. His fellow service members continue to work diligently to establish a foundation of freedom in Iraq. In honor of Travis and as a true testament to how much he is admired, the Iraqi’s have named their new headquarters in honor of him, Combat Outpost (COP) Manion.
UPPAbaby is proud to sponsor the Travis Manion Foundation to raise awareness about the sacrifices made each day by our living and fallen American Heroes. Travis’ cousin Elizabeth Kausek works in our internal sales department. We want to thank her for her efforts and for bringing this foundation to our attention. Elizabeth is coordinating this year’s Heroes Run in the Boston Area.
To donate to the Travis Manion Foundation, please visit http://www.911heroesrun.com/Home.aspx.
To participate in a run near you, go to http://www.911heroesrun.com/2011HeroesRuns.aspx.