Homes For Our Troops
By Kate Sharry
Kate Sharry is the owner and president of Group Benefits Strategies.
She is on the Executive Board of Directors for the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Worcester Business Development Corporation Board of Directors, Worcester Homeless Youth Task Force, Planting the Seed Foundation, and serves on various committees in the Central Mass area.
The mission of the Marine Corps Marathon is to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill and showcase the organizational skills of the United States Marine Corps. Annually ranked as one of the largest marathons in the US and the world, the MCM has been recognized as “Best Marathon in the Mid-Atlantic,” “Best for Families” and “Best for Beginners.” Runners from all 50 states and more than 50 countries participate in the MCM and an annual calendar of events including the Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg, VA in May and the MCM Event Series conducted aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. Organized by the men and women of the United States Marine Corps, the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, instead celebrating the honor, courage and commitment of all finishers.*
Worcester Fitness’ own official running team, led by Director of Fitness and Wellness Andy Sharry, has been training and fundraising for the Marine Corp Marathon for nearly a year and has generated over $31,000 for Homes For Our Troops. The entire team will travel to Arlington, Virginia and compete on Sunday October 22, 2017.
GBS is a proud sponsor of the Worcester Fitness Running Teams Homes For Our Troops/Marine Corp Marathon Team. We encourage you to support this dedicated and hard working team and help Homes For Our Troops beat their 2016 fundraising total of $500,000!
*Courtesy of Homes For Our Troops