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Pegasus Patriots Run 2016 Marine Corps Marathon

October 30, 2016

We recently teamed up with fellow nonprofit Allied Forces Foundation to send runners to the Marine Corps Marathon on October 30 as a fundraiser for our developing veterans program.

AFF is an all-volunteer British-American foundation established in 2008 to raise awareness and funding for allied wounded and their families affected by the conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan. Our liaison is AFF founder and chairman emeritus Major Stephen P. Cain, MBE, and we thank him for all his invaluable help and support.

Pegasus volunteer David Brett signed on as race team leader and spearheaded the fundraising efforts. David’s brother Nick Brett, and fellow runners Allison Abriss and Kara Berardi also joined our first-ever Pegasus Patriots Marine Corps Marathon team. (Team photo from l. to r.: Allison, Nick, David, Kara)

All four marathoners finished strong and were personally congratulated by Marines at the finish line. Known as “The People’s Marathon” the Marine Corps Marathon attracts many nonprofits and families running for a cause. Thousands of wounded veterans ran or hand-biked alongside our Pegasus Patriots for 26.2 miles, as did people with special needs in wheelchairs, accompanied by their running partners. The experience was deeply moving and unforgettable, and we can’t wait to participate again next year.

Congratulations and thank you, David, Nick, Allison and Kara!

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