IN 2015 MARINE MARATHON, TEAM SERGEANT SULLIVAN CENTER LEADS THE CHARGE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR VETERANS SUFFERING FROM TOXIC WOUNDS
February 26, 2015. WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, The Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center announces that Team Sergeant Sullivan Center (“Team SSC”) is now registering bibs for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C.
The Sergeant Sullivan Center is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the nation exclusively dedicating to confronting toxic wounds through medical research, public awareness, and advocacy. The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is the “People’s Marathon” and will be held in Washington, D.C. on October 25, 2015. Team SSC bibs are available for the 10K ($50 registration) and full marathon ($130 registration). The fundraising minimum for is $575. Runners may register at the Team SSC website: https://www.
Why run with us? Joining Team Sergeant Sullivan Center (“Team SSC”) and running in the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon means enlisting into the battle against toxic wounds. “Toxic wounds are the same issues our veterans have been facing after returning home from foreign fields of battle harkening as far back as World War I,” said William Wisner, SSC Veteran Fellow for Mission Leadership and Director of Team SSC, himself a post-9/11 era war veteran. “The most recognizable exposure in the public consciousness is the Vietnam toxin known as Agent Orange. Today, we hear about burn pits, toxic dust, and neurotoxic injuries.”
Team SSC is about providing top-notch healthcare to veterans with environmental illness, and honoring these wounded heroes for their service to the nation, as we would any other injured warrior. Team Sergeant Sullivan Center is the only charity fundraising program in the nation that raises money for this purpose.
With the help of runners around the country, this program program funds independent medical research on toxic wounds at organizations like Georgetown University and National Jewish Health, public awareness of the problem, and advocacy before defense agencies around the issue of post-deployment illnesses and toxic wounds.
“THIS is the battle you are engaging in when you join Team Sergeant Sullivan Center: to restore honor to the toxic war wounded. We need you on our side,” said Daniel Sullivan, President/CEO and Co-Founder of The Sergeant Sullivan Center.