The ONE Foundation reached a milestone for the second year in a row on October 28 at the Marine Corps Marathon by donating $100K for InterVol. We set out to beat last year’s Marine Corps Marathon donation of $71,600 dollars and succeeded in once again supporting our longtime charitable partner.
InterVol, a nonprofit based in Rochester, New York, aims to provide unused medical supplies and equipment, adequate healthcare, and volunteer opportunities to those in need around the world. Over the last 30 years, InterVol has shipped supplies to 74 countries around the world and to 54 nonprofit organizations in the United States. Our close friend Dr. Ralph Pennino founded InterVol with Dr. Tim O’Conner in the late ‘80s after observing a desperate need for new medical supplies while doing his own volunteer work in developing nations.
When we learned InterVol was named the Marine Corp Marathon’s Charity Partner for the second consecutive year we were determined to top our 2017 fundraising efforts and pledged to raise $100,000 dollars by October 28. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors we met this goal with time to spare.
Dan Palmier, Founder of The ONE Foundation, presented InterVol with a check for our targeted $100,000 on Saturday, October 27. The pre-Marathon gathering took place at The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The Center serves as a companion facility to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.
The much-anticipated race kicked off in Arlington, Virginia the next morning. Palmier ran alongside Team InterVol, helping the organization advocate for higher quality healthcare worldwide.
“The tremendously generous donation from The ONE Foundation this year will ensure that we don’t have to turn away those in need,” said Nicole Jones Senftleben, Executive Director at InterVol. “The selfless donations of time, energy, and money from the runners, sponsors, and The ONE Foundation will ensure the improvement of the healthcare that is available in the world’s developing nations and communities.”
Funds raised from The ONE Foundation in support of Team InterVol at the Marine Corps Marathon will be used to offset shipping costs of medical supplies for communities in need around the world. Many of the communities that request medical supplies from InterVol are unable to provide the necessary funds to ship the materials overseas. InterVol’s Recovery of Unused Medical Supplies (RUMS) program collects medical supplies and equipment and ships to communities that lack adequate access to healthcare.
“Just $100 provides a monthly supply of antibiotics for a child in need,” said Palmier. “Our donation will go far in assisting underserved communities thanks to InterVol. I’m humbled by the charitability of all who donated and our team at The ONE Foundation is grateful for another opportunity to be part of something bigger than ourselves.”