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The Mission Continues: UTRS Supports Our Troops

Cherry Hill, NJ, April 25, 2012—UTRS has formed several teams consisting of 24 runners that will participate in the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street run on Sunday, May 6, in Philadelphia, Penn. The UTRS teams aim to raise $10,000—the equivalent of a fellowship for a returning soldier, for The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit founded by Eric Greitens that challenges post-9/11 veterans to rebuild a sense of purpose through community service. Greitens, a Navy SEAL, award-winning author, humanitarian and Rhodes Scholar, is transforming how our country views veterans.

UTRS runs the Broad Street Run for The Mission Continues
Fundraiser participants wait for their numbers to be called at the raffle on Thursday night.
Recently, UTRS held a fundraiser at P.J. Whelihan’s in Cherry Hill, NJ, to raise funds for the Mission Continues. The event offered food, drinks, and opportunities to win prizes raffled off such as Philadelphia Phililes tickets and a golf outing at Woodcrest Country Club. “We had a great turnout—over 40 people joined us to support our teams and create awareness for the Mission Continues. The organization recognizes that leaders are created on the battlefield, but often need assistance assimilating into civilian lifestyle; Eric Greitens and the Mission Continues assist our soldiers in doing just that. I would like to thank all of our employees who worked hard to plan such a great event as well as all of our donors; within UTRS and our extended family”, said Marc Snyderman, UTRS COO.

UTRS has already raised over $5,000 towards their $10,000 goal.

Race day is less than two weeks away; if you would like to support UTRS and the Mission Continues you can donate through Paypal at http://ow.ly/aq39z or directly to the Mission continues at https://missioncontinues.zissousecure.com/event/utrsbroadstreetrun.

In addition to fundraising efforts, UTRS is excited about all of our participants, who have been training hard for the upcoming race.  We have veteran and first-time Broad Street participants on our teams this year; good luck to all of our runners!

To learn more about the mission continues, visit www.missioncontinues.org