BOSTON, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of The Palmier Foundation, Daniel Palmier will run with Team InterVol at the Marine Corps Marathon on October 22, 2017. For the race, Palmier's goal is to raise $26,200 for InterVol, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of people around the world by recovering and distributing medical supplies and providing medical services to those who need it the most.
The Marine Corps Marathon is the fourth largest marathon in the United States and the ninth largest marathon in the world. Having run the New York Marathon once and the Boston Marathon six times, this will be Palmier's first Marine Corps Marathon.
"It has long been a dream of mine to run the Marine Corps Marathon, and I am honored to do so as part of Team InterVol," said Palmier, Founder & CEO of UC Funds and The Palmier Foundation. "The Marine Corps Marathon is a huge opportunity for everyone participating to demonstrate our great nation's appreciation and support for our heroes in uniform."
To date, InterVol has shipped medical supplies to 73 countries around the world. In addition, InterVol supports multiple medical missions to countries in dire need of healthcare and humanitarian efforts worldwide.
"I can't think of a better way to commemorate my father's service as a Marine Corps medic during World War II than to field an InterVol team in the Marine Corps Marathon," said Dr. Ralph Pennino, Founder and CEO of InterVol. "I greatly appreciate The Palmier Foundation's continued support of InterVol."
The Palmier Foundation acquires and grows resources to assist those in both local and global communities attain a greater quality of life. Underpinned by Judeo/Christian values, The Palmier Foundation pledged $100,000 to InterVol, prior to the $26,200, and supports dozens of community-based and global charities promoting medical aid, health, arts, education, physical fitness and animal welfare.
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SOURCE The Palmier Foundation