MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (March 5, 2020) - The Travis Manion Foundation’s 9/11 Heroes Run – Charleston yesterday presented a check for $10,000 to the department. The Mount Pleasant Fire Department was one of two local first responder agencies to receive proceeds raised from the 8th annual 9/11 Heroes Run – Charleston, held in 2019 on Daniel Island. The donation will be used for purchasing life-saving equipment, to include radio straps for each riding position on every MPFD fire truck. These radio straps will be kept beneath bunker coats, better protected from heat failure and placing the radio and antenna in a better position to transmit crucial communication for first responders.
The 9th annual 9/11 Heroes Run – Charleston is scheduled for Saturday, September 12 on Daniel Island. The race will unite the community to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, as well as to honor our veterans, military, and first responders who serve our country and our communities. Proceeds from the 9th annual 9/11 Heroes Run - Charleston will again benefit the Travis Manion Foundation and local first responders.
For more information on the 2020 event, visit www.911heroesrun.org/charleston.
About the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF)
TMF unites communities to strengthen America’s national character by empowering veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop and lead future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis’ legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives by serving as character role models to youth. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes lives on in the next generation. The story of 1st Lt. Travis Manion and his Naval Academy brother Lt. (SEAL) Brendan Looney have been publicized in the book Brothers Forever, and additional information about the Foundation can be found at www.travismanion.org.