STREAMLIGHT SPONSORED REGIONAL TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION 9/11 HEROES RUN
Races Honored Fallen Heroes on 10th Anniversary of 9/11
On September 11, 2011, Streamlight was a regional title sponsor of the Travis Manion Foundation's 9/11 Heroes Run
. Many employees of Streamlight joined the company in showing their support for America's fallen heroes by attending the races, some working at the Streamlight tables, in Philadelphia and suburban Doylestown, PA.
On a national scale, more than 50,000 Americans - including 15,000 registered runners - ran, volunteered, donated and cheered, to honor the more than 9,000 men and women who gave their lives on 9/11 and in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"As the lighting tool of choice by first responders, we are very proud to serve as a regional title sponsor of the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run," said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. "We have a long tradition of supporting organizations that help the families of fallen police and firefighters. We are honored to sponsor this event that recognizes those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country."
The 9/11 Heroes Run started in 2007 as a small town event in suburban Philadelphia to honor all those who serve the United States in uniform. That initial 5K race has grown to more than 35 runs this year, including races in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guam, Italy, England, and on a ship in the Persian Gulf.
1st Lt Travis Manion, USMC, came home from his second tour in Iraq with a ball cap for his father that said "9/11 Never Forget." Travis, a 2004 Naval Academy graduate, was killed in combat just a few months later and his family dedicated themselves to honoring the fallen by challenging the living and starting the Travis Manion Foundation.