The 9/11 Heroes Run aims to raise awareness about the sacrifices made by our every day heroes; the police, fire, first responder, and military communities who continually give of themselves and ask little in return. The Heroes Run seeks to continue Travis' mission through the "Character Does Matter" and Fellowship of the Fallen programs. Additionally about 20% of all proceeds will be given to a local charity in a direct financial grant by the Travis Manion Foundation, and the winning police or fire department team will receive a smaller percentage towards the foundation or charity of their choice. Your support is vital to our mission. Thank you for your support.
Fellowship Program / Families of Fallen Initiative
The Manion family sponsored one of the first Mission Continues Fellows three years ago. They were moved and inspired by his continued service and after dozens of endowed Fellowships wanted to offer the experience to every Family of the Fallen to give each a unique way of honoring their loved one.
Work with The Mission Continues in 2011 to grow the programs to pair 150 Fellows with 150 families to honor Fallen Heroes.
Fellowships are a unique transition opportunity for wounded and disabled veterans, enabling a structured return to the workforce, to school, or to community service after a return from military service
Recruit and communicate with Families, sharing impact statements for each Fellow and coordinating emails, phone calls, and visits between Fellows and Families
Honor the Fallen Hero through local media in their hometowns
"Character Does Matter" Leadership Program
Travis' actions on his final day were heroic, but it was the little decisions he made everyday throughout his life that created the character and leadership he demonstrated in combat and in his final moments where he saved the lives of his fellow Marines.
A school-based educational experience designed to help young people understand the vital role they play in America's future
Ryan Manion Borek and other speakers share stories about character, leadership, and courage from the military, Travis' life, professional sports, and other arenas
Grow the CDM program from previous successes to 50 schools in 2011 to help inspire the next generation of leaders
"Vanessa I'm so proud of you...GOOD LUCK!!!!! Mark"
"I will not be out done by Darrin Carroll, so I am matching his $50 contribution."
"No, not THAT Mike Thornton."
"Good Luck Bridget!!"
"Take it easy Baba Take it easy!!!!!
Good luck Venessa! Vinny"
"For Rod Fletcher. Thank you!"
"Proud to support this great cause!"
"Go Dave! "
"In honor and memory of Cody Putman.
"Good on you Ross..."
"All the best Ross, never forget..."
"Never Forget!! Good luck Ross"
"Good luck! What no bread?"
"Great cause, happy to help."
"Good luck, Ross!"
"Good Luck, girl!!! Hope you reach your goal. I will post on my pages to help you out with this great cause! "
"Good luck Ryan! "
"Good Luck Low! This is a righteous cause, and I am so glad that you are commemorating one of the worst day's in our nations history (as well as in my own life) by having this fundraising event! Our thought & prayers lie with Travis and Brendan, and all the amazing friends, family, and countrymen who have gone to fight to preserve our democracy. xoxoxoxo, Kathleen (& Chris) Prindle"
"Diane and Russ..."We will never forget""
"Good luck, Low. This sounds like a wonderful cause.
A, B, & C McAlpin"
"Thanks Beau! "
"With all our love!
Bob and Kim Rollo"
"Good Luck Ryan!"
"You're awesome, Maegan-I'm cheering for ya!"
Roy Del Castillo
"ju kan du it."
You've chosen a great hero and a great cause!
"we will never forget good lck to all"
"We're proud of you both!
Mom & Dad"
The Hailand Family
"Good Luck Low ... We miss you... Wonderful cause!
Karen & Charlie Copperberg
"To our children, thank you for being our everyday heroes!"
Heidi Gray Devita
"Happy to support a great guy and a great cause - Run strong!"
Betty & Ron Hoefer
"In Memory of Alysia Burton Basmajian"
"In Memory of Cpl. Christopher Weaver."
"Maegan = the greatest runner ever, and greatest person ever! Love you feet!!!!"
"I am so proud of you! Love, from your other mom!"
"Great cause, sorry I could not make the run this year. Enjoy the day"
"Go Jen!! Have a great run!! "
"I thank Julie Stupps for sharing this opportunity to support you and this program!"
"Thanks for all you do so we all can be Free!! God bless you and your family !!!"
"So proud of you Jen!"
Clara & Joe Fleischhauer
"Good Luck Tammy & Tori. Wish we could be there with you."
Thank you to everyone who is participating. Even if you do not want to run, we still need volunteers to help out on the day of the run. Please feel free to forward this website on to anyone that you think might want to donate to this great cause!
"Donation made in memoriam of each of the fallen heroes whose lives were forever changed by the events of 9.11.2001."
"good luck buddy! love ya!!!"
"Afterwards, I'll treat you to some Pizza Hut! The perfect post run meal!"
Thank you for your efforts in organizing this run in memory of our fallen heroes.
We honor and salute all of our military, and their families as well.
We proudly fly our flag everyday, and keep you and your comrades in our thoughts.
Kathy, Bob and Max
"Run Jen, run!"
Cary & Barbara Schiff
Thanks for showing that every person can make a difference! Love you!"
George & Samdria Stewart
"Let's get it sister!!! Run in memory of those we lost and in celebration of all the heroes!"
Ann & Mike Ropka
"May God bless the souls and families of the fallen. May God bless those who still fight for our freedom."
"To the families of those who gave all, You are not forgotten.
1stSgt Matina D. Spaulding"
"Thank you to everyone who came out to support the victims of the 9/11 attacks. We gave up 3 miles to honor those who gave and are still giving their all. Thank you to those who decided to donate as well."