Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Update: Noah Raises Money for Wounded Marines!

A few weeks back you may recall a "How Running Has Changed My Life" post that featured Noah Moore who had lost 90lbs and had become an avid runner. Well, he's taken his running to a whole new level! He's in the last stages of training for the Marine Corps Marathon as well as raising money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides financial assistance and quality of life solutions for Marines, Sailors and other military personnel assigned to Marine Forces, injured in post 9-11 combat, training, or with life threatening illnesses, and their families. The fund provides relief for immediate financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery as well as perpetuating needs such as home modifications, customized transportation and specialized equipment.

As a part of his weight-loss program, Noah joined the MUSC boot camp, which was run by the Marines. Raising money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a way for Noah to give back to the Marines who helped get him in shape. Now, if that's not the epitome of the runner's spirit, then I don't know what is!

To check out a WCSC Channel 5 News clip (Charleston, SC) about Noah and his marathon quest [click here]. To donate to Noah's fundraising for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund [click here].


Molly said...

what a truly great cause, I'm going to check the links right now.

Unknown said...

Good for you, Noah, and thanks!

RunnerDude said...

Thanks Molly! Noah will greatly appreciate it I'm sure!

RunnerDude said...

Thanks Thomas!

Zoƫ said...

Noah is a huge inspiration. Thank you for reposting this, 'Dude!