Marathon Gives Back
Many of the employees and all of the owners of Marathon Consulting are long time members of the Hampton Roads community. Marathon places a special emphasis on our team's ability to work in an environment that balances family life with the challenges of our "business" lives. Therefore, Marathon is committed to the support of several local charities. That support comes in the form of cash donations as well as offering our employees' family members an opportunity to participate in various events. Over time, Marathon has been proud to support such organizations as the ones listed below.
CHKD - RunWalk For the Kids
The RunWalk for the Kids is a community-wide project designed to encourage exercise and healthy lifestyles in families and children. The event is a project of The King's Daughters to benefit Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. Each year, CHKD provides high-quality medical care to more than 250,000 local children. CHKD's experts are concerned with the alarming rates of childhood obesity in this community. Lack of exercise plays a big role in childhood obesity, but the RunWalk for the Kids can help in two ways. First, all the funds raised by the event will go to support CHKD and its special programs for children. Secondly, children and families are encouraged to participate in the RunWalk together.
JDRF One Walk
JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research. Millions of people around the world live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), a life-threatening autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults. There is no way to prevent it, and at present, no cure. JDRF works every day to change this by amassing grassroots support, deep scientific knowledge and strong industry and academic partnerships to fund research.
JT Walk & Beach Party
Josh Thompson was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease in late 2006. An avid surfer, Josh and his family turned their attention from surfing to a frustrating fight battling ALS. Josh and his family have converted their frustration to a massive mobilization for the search for ALS treatments and eventually a cure.
Josh and his family, along with the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation, founded the JT Walk & Beach Party. The walk is the largest single day walk and fundraiser for the National ALS Foundation. It has raised over $3 million to date for ALS patient services and stem cell research for neurological disorders. The event has also help to fund the creation of JT's Grommet Island Beach Park & Playground for EveryBODY. This park is an accessible beach playground and park for disabled children and adults.
Junior Achievement USA
Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success. Junior Achievement programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential. Junior Achievement helps 4 million U.S. students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace. Their success bolsters the local workforce and contributes to economic growth.
Together We Can
Together We Can improves outcomes for at-risk youth in transition to independent adult life and the workforce in Hamptom Roads by ensuring that they are better prepared, more connected, and have a greater sense of optimism about their future.
Toys for Tots
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
The mission of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practices.
Virginia Beach Advanced Technology Center
The course work available at the ATC for Virginia Beach City Public School (VBCPS) students is cutting edge and designed to prepare them not only for existing careers, but also those that will be emerging in the coming decades. Students who complete programs at the ATC have the unique opportunity to enter the Hamptom Roads job market well educated and well trained, especially in the areas of information technology and engineering. In most ATC courses, the opportunity to obtain industry certification is an outstanding reason to consider participation in the ATC programs.
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