Stories

Friday, July 30, 2021
Bryan 1st New York City Marathon After serving in the U.S. Army for six years, Bryan is excited to join United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United as he raises funds for veterans and Long Islanders affected by COVID-19 ahead of this fall's New York City Marathon. Following his graduation from the Merchant Marine Academy in 2007, Bryan was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and stationed at…
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Nick 1st New York City Marathon After sailing in the Merchant Marine and spending eight years in the U.S. Navy Reserve, Nick is excited to join United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United in support of veterans and Long Islanders affected by COVID-19 ahead of this fall's New York City Marathon. A Lindenhurst native, Nick attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy before sailing on…
Francesca, Team Mission United Runner
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Francesca 1st New York City Marathon Back in college, many of Francesca’s friends were student-athletes on the Quinnipiac cross country team. She watched from afar as they ran competitively then, but today, they share laughs over the fact that the roles are reversed. Francesca is excited to join United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and Long Islanders…
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Kim 1st New York City Marathon Kim is excited to join United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United, raising funds for veterans and Long Islanders affected by COVID-19 ahead of this fall's New York City Marathon. The cause hits close to home for Kim, whose stepfather completed three tours in Vietnam. Her grandfather also served in the Army, while one of her close friends is a Purple Heart…
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Rev. Eugene & Wife Sylvia WWII Veteran Rev. Eugene is an Army Air Corps.Veteran who dedicated his service to our country during WWII. Following his military service, he moved to New York with his uncle and became an ordained minister. Rev. Eugene worked for an optician in New York City, which is where he met his future wife, Sylvia. The couple married and moved to Long Island. It was in…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Friday, October 9, 2020
Chris  1st New York City Marathon  Operations Manager  Chris 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, Chris remained committed to fundraising for his community during its time of need, and he also…