New York, NY (November 4, 2019) — Today Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) congratulates its five marathon runners on finishing the New York City Marathon.
Together, these five runners raised over $27,000 for IAVA, and represented the post-9/11 generation of veterans as they ran the 26.2 mile course through New York City’s five boroughs. IAVA’s veteran and military family runners for the 2019 NYC Marathon were: Angelica Gomez, Frank Klug, Tom LaTorre, Jay Munoz, and John Toner. See more about each runner here.
“These incredible Americans showcase the best of what our generation of veterans is about: perseverance, commitment, and helping each other out,” said IAVA CEO Jeremy Butler. “We are so proud of them, and grateful for their efforts on behalf of IAVA.”
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"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Every day, we fight for veterans. Hard. We are the tip-of-the spear non-profit engine of impact that connects, unites and empowers over 400,000 veterans and allies nationwide. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness and 1-on-1 care management and peer support. We organize locally, and drive historic impacts nationally.
Learn more at iava.org.