Stories - Team Mission United

Monday, November 2, 2020
Kristi 3 Ironman Triathlons  11 Marathons Completed, 2nd New York City Marathon  Program Director  As a member of Team Mission United, Kristi is looking forward to increasing mental health awareness by running on behalf of veterans and those impacted by COVID-19. 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 competing in her first New York City Marathon set for 2021.   Kristi works at the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, United Way’s longtime Mission United veterans and community…
Ronnie, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Wednesday, October 14, 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 want to show my daughter that it’…
Alma, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Alma 29th New York City Marathon Elementary School Principal After joining Team Mission United in 2019, Alma is returning this year to support veterans plus those most impacted by COVID-19. The postponement of the New York City Marathon, due to the pandemic, means that this November Alma will participate in the New York Road Runners’ Run for the Medal, a virtual marathon, and will complete her 29th New York City Marathon in 2021.   Alma looks forward to completing the 26.2 miles for the virtual run entirely on her own terms, as she usually trains independently. While she is disappointed by…
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 Despite the postponement of the New York City Marathon, Team Mission United runner Alex is committed to supporting struggling members of his community. In lieu of competing this November, Alex will be participating in the New York Road Runners’ Run for the Medal, a virtual marathon, all while continuing his fundraising efforts for those impacted by COVID-19 as well as veterans. Alex joined Team Mission United after witnessing his father and brother as previous team members. However, his real motivation was prompted by watching those around…
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 thrilled to be on United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for local veterans and for those affected by COVID-19. Due to the postponement of this year’s New York City Marathon, Iva will be participating in November’s virtual run hosted by United Way followed by running the New York City Marathon set for 2021.   Despite the unforeseen circumstances, Iva remains committed to fundraising for her community during this time of need, as she understands firsthand how hardships can leave…
Jen, Team Mission United Runner for veterans
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Jen 2nd New York City Marathon Teacher, Kings Park Central School District As a dedicated member of Team Mission United, Jen, who has already exceeded her fundraising efforts, will be participating not only in the virtual run hosted by United Way of Long Island in 2020, but also in the New York City Marathon set for 2021. Funds raised will support members of the Long Island community, including veterans and those most affected by the health crisis.  With the aftermath of the COVID-19 onset, Jen has faced her own share of complications throughout this time as her family faced a frightening…
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…