The 9/11 Heroes Run is being hosted by the Travis Manion Foundation, a 501 c (3) non-profit organization, established by the family of Travis Manion, a Marine killed in his scond tour of duty in Iraq in 2007. The Run is a 5K to honor all those lost on 9/11, their families, and all emergency responders that continue to put their lives on the line every day.
Proceeds from the Charleston Run will benefit several worthy causes; The Travis Manion Foundation and the following local organizations: Gifting Warriors, a local 501 c (3) non-profit organization that assists active duty military and veterans in different ways such as post war training and education so they have the proper tools needed to maintain employment as well as covering some medical needs/equipment that VA benefits don’t cover. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit the City of Charleston Fire Department and the Charleston Nine Memorial Fund.
The Director for the Charleston Race is our own Theresa Faircloth, the wife of CFD Firefighter Jesse Faircloth. We are excited to be a supporter of this event. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.