Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014
The Travis Manion Foundation will receive additional support from Streamlight® Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance flashlights and weapon light/laser sighting devices. The company will contribute funds to the Foundation’s programs that honor and assist the nation’s veterans, first responders, and families of fallen heroes, including the 9/11 Heroes Run.
The 9/11 Heroes Run is a 5K race series held each year around September 11th that welcomes participants of all ages and skill levels. The races activate communities across the country to honor the sacrifice of the heroes of 9/11 and the wars fought since, and also benefit them directly. A large portion of funds raised through the 9/11 Heroes Run are invested back into the race communities to support local veterans, first responders, troops, and military families. The remaining proceeds support Travis Manion Foundation programs.
"We are very grateful to have continued support from an organization that provides quality equipment to help the men and women who serve our country and our communities to do their jobs," said Ryan Manion Borek, President of the Travis Manion Foundation. "We appreciate Streamlight's ongoing commitment to supporting our military and first responders."
As part of its commitment, Streamlight® will continue to serve as a sponsor of the Foundation’s 9/11 Heroes Run. In addition, the company is making an equipment donation of 100 Knucklehead® flashlights to local fire departments that are partnering with four of these races. Each fire department will receive 25 of the flashlights during small presentation ceremonies located in Tempe, Ariz. on Aug. 13; Madisonville, Ky. on Aug. 27; Summerville, S.C. on Aug. 28; and Annapolis, Md. on Sept. 2.
“We are very proud to continue our relationship with the Travis Manion Foundation and its 9/11 Heroes Run,” said Streamlight National Fire Service Specialist Geoff Evans. “This year, we also are supporting runs in communities around the country by donating specialized fire rescue flashlights to participating fire agencies. We hope the gift of these safety tools will not only help protect their communities, but also honor first responders everywhere who put their lives on the line each day in the performance of their jobs.”
The company also donates a $1.00 from the sale of each Coyote Nano Light® to the Foundation. The keychain light features a double-sided fob with the Travis Manion Foundation logo.
About Travis Manion Foundation
Shortly after the death of 1st Lt. Travis Manion in Iraq on April 29, 2007, the fallen Marine’s mother, the late Janet Manion, founded the Travis Manion Foundation, a qualified 501(c)(3), to assist our nation’s veterans and families of the fallen. TMF engages with veterans and families of the fallen in all stages of their personal journeys and offers them unique opportunities to empower them to achieve their goals. TMF believes that the best way to honor the fallen is by challenging the living. TMF challenges veterans and survivors to lead the “If Not Me, Then Who…” movement and inspire others to continue the service to community and country exemplified by the nation’s fallen heroes. For more information, visit http://www.travismanion.org/.