Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Go The Extra Mile For The Vets 5K Cincinnati Office Race

The Cincinnati office's Go The Extra Mile For The Vets 5K race for the Veteran Low to High Challenge was held on Saturday, September 6th with tremendous success! Even with the threat of rain, 209 runners showed up for the event. The office is projecting a total of $13,498 for charity, with an extra $1000 from a private donation, bringing the total up to $14,498. The office will likely hit 145 percent of their fundraising goal once things are finalized, a phenomenal feat!

After the race, Orion Recruiter Todd Phillips had the honor to meet Jesse Bier, a USMC Combat Veteran who was suffering from PTSD and was helped by one of our Veteran non-profit charities, Warrior Hike. He attributes his ability to get his life back in order to his experience hiking the Appalachian Trail with Warrior Hike. He now works with an organization called Battle Buddies, helping to connect Veterans with PTSD with guide dogs. Jesse will be leading a hike for Warrior Hike next year. Jesse's story is a great, personal reminder of why Orion launched the Low to High Challenge to help Veterans through our partner non-profit Veteran organizations.

A huge THANK YOU to the sponsors that contributed to event, including TiER One, Mojo Running, Johnson Orthodontics, Dingle House, Whole Foods Market, acxiom, Siesta Key Posse, Towne Centre Square, R.E. Middleton Construction LLC, Eldridge Roofing, Union Center Merchants Association, YELTON Fine Jewelers, LYKINS Energy Solutions, and Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School!

It is our goal to raise $100K+ for our partner Veterans Organizations through the Veteran Low to High Challenge and through 5K Run / Walk Races in each of the cities in which we have an Orion office - Austin, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Raleigh, NC; Virginia Beach, VA; and San Diego, CA.

The next 5K race to help support our Veteran non-profit organizations will be held Saturday, September 20th in Raleigh, NC.

Learn more about the Veteran Low to High Challenge at

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