Stories - Team Mission United

Monday, November 2, 2020
Kristi 3 Ironman Triathlons  11 Marathons Completed, 2nd New York City Marathon  Program Director  Kristi is grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in her community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Kristi remained committed to fundraising for her community during their time of need; she also participated in the 2020 virtual run hosted by United Way. This year, she’s ready to continue representing Team Mission United when she races in the 2021 New York…
Ronnie, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Ronnie 1st New York City Marathon Financial Services Ronnie is grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in her community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Ronnie remained committed to fundraising for her community during their time of need; she also participated in the 2020 virtual run hosted by United Way. This year, she’s ready to continue representing Team Mission United when she races at her first New York City Marathon.  However, Ronnie is still…
Alma, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Alma 29th New York City Marathon Elementary School Principal Alma is grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in her community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Alma remained committed to fundraising for her community during its time of need, and she also participated in the 2020 virtual New York Road Runners’ Run for the Medal. This year, she’s ready to continue representing Team Mission United when she races in her 29th New York City Marathon.  Alma looks…
Ronnie, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Ronnie 1st New York City Marathon Financial Services Ronnie is a member of this year’s Team Mission United, running and raising funds to support Long Island veterans in addition to those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Due to the postponement of this year’s New York City Marathon, she will be participating in November’s virtual run hosted by United Way followed by running her first New York City Marathon set for 2021. However, Ronnie is still committed to her primary goal of fundraising for neighbors in need. “I’m not one to start something and not finish. I’m committing to something big and…
Alex, Team Mission United runner for veterans
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Alex 1st New York City Marathon Operations Specialist Alex is grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in his community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Alex remained committed to fundraising while also participating in the virtual New York Road Runners’ Run for the Medal last fall. This year, he is ready to continue representing Team Mission United while racing in the 2021 New York City Marathon.  Alex joined Team Mission United after witnessing his father…
Iva, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Friday, October 9, 2020
Iva 4 Half-Marathons Completed, 1st New York City Marathon  People's United Bank  Iva is grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in her community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Iva remained committed to fundraising for her community during their time of need; she also participated in the 2020 virtual run hosted by United Way. This year, she’s ready to continue representing Team Mission United when she races in the 2021 New York City Marathon.  Despite…
Jen, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Jen 2nd New York City Marathon Teacher, Kings Park Central School District Jen is grateful to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and those affected by COVID-19 in her community.  In 2020, the New York City Marathon was cancelled due to the pandemic. Despite this, Jen remained committed to fundraising for her community during their time of need; she also participated in the 2020 virtual run hosted by United Way. This year, she’s ready to continue representing Team Mission United when she races in the 2021 New York City Marathon.  With the…
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
2nd New York City MarathonInsurance Agent Rockville Centre resident Michele, who participated in Team Mission United in 2018, raised over $10,000 despite struggling with an ankle injury. She joins Team Mission United for 2019 because she knows the importance of this cause, and how vital it is to spread the word about and support those who protect our country. “I have such an appreciation for those who serve,” said Michele. “I want to raise awareness and funds to provide services for those who served for us. They had the courage to do something I never could, so anything I can do to give back…
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
US Army Veteran1 Relay Marathon Completed1st Marathon, 1st New York City MarathonMechanical Engineer, CPI Aero An Army mechanic turned engineer turned marathon runner. This November, Thomas will run the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon as a member of Team Mission United.    When Thomas enlisted in the US Army, he took to running and discovered he had a strong lung capacity. Within months Thomas became the leader of his troop’s group runs, setting the pace and keeping his fellow soldiers motivated.   Thomas served in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade as a helicopter crew chief…
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
2 Marathons Completed, 1st New York City MarathonLaw Student, St. John’s University A native of Merrick, Daniel has been known since high school as “the guy running on Hewlett Avenue” but this November Daniel will be known as “the guy running through the boroughs.” He is running in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon as a member of United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United.   Daniel’s inspiration to run in support of Long Island veterans stemmed from an impressionable experience during a college history course. While learning about wars from the American soldiers’ perspective, he was…