Sunday, January 30, 2011
Comment on Marines hike Honolulu Marathon
Since few go to look at comments to older articles, I wanted to highlight this one, just in. It has some corrections to my original post, Marines hike Honolulu Marathon to raise money for wounded Marines and sailors (12/14/2010), and an opportunity to continue supporting this effort. Follow the link below for info on the Wounded Warrior Benefit Show and Shine, February 26, 2011.
I was one of the Marines who did this and i actually the organizer for this fundraiser. Its not for medical supplies but for things such as helping pay for family members to come see them, or things to improve their morale such as food, paying for trips to things. We raised over $4000.00 in 2009 marathon and in currently for this past 2010 marathon we are cover to $2000.00. We hope to hit $10,000.00 after the newly added wounded warrior car show feb 26, 2011 at the NEX. To be honest, this started not for the money but awareness. We heard the media to start dubbing this war the "Forgotten War". We dont want our military brothers forgotten. Its real and they are still be injured or worse killed. Just like the POW MIAs', i want these men to "never be forgotten". Thank you for supporting us. Semper Fi
Car show info: http://www.hawaiitalks.net/newthread.php?do=phshow
Cpl Whitaker, Nathan J 808-295-9891 or Nathan.firstname.lastname@example.org