ServiceSource is proud to announce our participation in the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon 2018. Begun in 1976, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) was founded to promote community goodwill and to give Marines the opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Four decades later, the MCM, known as “The People’s Marathon,” is one of the largest in the USA with over 10,000 people participate annually. This year, Team ServiceSource will participate in the historic marathon that has bridged communities and empowered people for decades.
Through ServiceSource’s partnership with The Ability Experience, people with disabilities have the unique opportunity to participate in the Marathon as Enabled Athletes. Individuals are outfitted in specially-manufactured wheelchairs courtesy of the Kyle Please Foundation, complete the race with the support of their three to four-person marathon team.
The Ability Experience is a philanthropic initiative led by Pi Kappa Phi fraternity that works to empower people with disabilities. ServiceSource has partnered with The Ability Experience in several service inclusive events, including an Ability Weekend and for their 2017 Journey of Hope and. In the Fall of 2018, ServiceSource will welcome a group of 40 volunteers from the organization to complete renovations needed at our Neighborhood Place LTCIS, continuing The Ability Experience’s efforts in helping to improve the daily lives of those we serve.
So far, Team ServiceSource is comprised of 4 Marathon participants: Elisabeth Sweet, Community Engagement; Amanda Smedley, Program Manager at the Chantilly Community Integration Center (CIC); Ron L., Program Participant at the Chantilly CIC; and Ken Crum, Senior Vice President and Regional Executive Director. Several other ServiceSource participants, family members, and staff will participate in the 10k portion of the Marathon event.
Support Team ServiceSource
The Ability Experience and the Marine Corps Marathon Organization, people with disabilities are empowered to achieve their athletic dreams. Your contributions help make all of this possible. Fifteen percent of donations support enabled athlete’s participation in this event, and the rest will go to the ServiceSource Foundation to directly impact adults with disabilities and veterans. Please consider supporting Team ServiceSource’s fundraising efforts. To support Team ServiceSource cross the finish line on October 28, 2018, visit https://www.classy.org/team/179120
Through partnerships and athletic empowerment, we are creating inclusive communities.