Still wondering if you have what it takes to be part of Team Hope For The Warriors®? Longtime Team Hope For The Warriors® participant and supporter, Michele Guelfi, shares her reasons for joining the Team and supporting Hope For The Warriors® with her husband, Ed, over the years:
I made it into the NYC marathon by lottery so my husband, Ed, also an avid distance runner, wanted to find a charity he could support in order to run in the marathon as well.  After a few suggested charities he chose Hope For The Warriors® because, in his own words, it was a charity close to his heart.

Ed & Michele Guelfi at the 2013 Long Island Run For The Warriors®

Our son Cpt. Edward Guelfi was deployed to Afghanistan at the time and our son-in-law, Staff Sgt. Jim Broglie, was deployed to Kuwait. Our daughter, Sgt. Jillian Smith, is also active military and was deployed in April 2014. So, for us finding a charity that supports our military families felt like a perfect fit. 

From our first interaction with the Team in Manhattan, we were welcomed and embraced with support.  After running the marathon we knew we found a charitable organization that we could support whole-heartedly. Both of us are extremely active and race as often as we can find the time. Now linking up with Hope For The Warriors® and raising awareness and funds for this charity has given new meaning to all of our races. 

Michele Guelfi running the 2013 New York City Marathon

Running in the MCM with Hope For The Warriors® jerseys, will be another life changing experience for us. With all of the active military and military history involved in the Washington DC area, I know it will be an amazing event and a great way to honor all the men and woman that serve and have served this great country of ours.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


       

The 2014 Marine Corps Marathon is Sunday, October 26 in Washington DC and Team Hope For The Warriors® still has bibs! Register by August 6 so you don’t miss out! 

And what is better than running the MCM? Running the MCM with a friend! Spread the word and connect with Team Hope For The Warriors® on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date. For more information about being part of the Marine Corps Marathon with Team Hope For The Warriors®, visit the registration page at www.hopeforthewarriors.org/MCM2014.
As a Team Hope For The Warriors® member, you will receive the following benefits:
• 2014 Bib/entry for the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon
• 10% Discount code to purchase Team jersey and other gear
• Team kit which includes fundraising and training plans 
• Individualized online fundraising page
• Access to the post-race tent
• Team calendar
• Quarterly e-newsletter
• Access to the Team Facebook page, Hope For The Warriors® blog and Twitter 
• Invites to Team events
• New Kid’s Hope For The Warriors® Team opportunities

Please contact Team Hope For The Warriors® Director, Steve Bartomioli, with any questions (sbartomioli@hopeforthewarriors.org).