At Ask Patty, we love our veterans, and I probably don't need to tell anyone that this weekend is the ten-year anniversary of what was certainly the most unforgettable day of my own lifetime: September 11. In honor of all of those who have served, are currently serving, and those lost, General Motors Foundation and Chevrolet have made an incredible $250,000 donation to the Travis Manion Foundation to help grow participation around the country in the 9/11 Heroes Run.
Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly® dealer Lone Star Chevrolet of Houston, Texas jumped in with both feet and will be hosting their own 5k Heroes Run this weekend, along with many many others across the country. The 9/11 Heroes Run will bring communities together in more than 25 U.S. cities to honor military, police, firefighters and first responders who have given their lives to protect and save others. Proceeds from the 5K races will go to the families of fallen heroes.
The Manion family formed the foundation in 2007 after Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion was killed by sniper fire while defending against an enemy ambush during a patrol mission in Fallujah, Iraq. In an unusual move, the Iraqis named their operating base Combat Outpost Manion, one of few Iraqi facilities named for an American service member. Head past the jump for details on Lone Star Chevy's 9-11 Heroes Run event, and how you can get involved no matter where you live.