BRAD S. ALSOP RECOGNIZED FOR UNIQUE IMSFF SUPPORT
Lexington, Kentucky, May 23, 2008: The Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) paid special tribute at the “Salute to the Legends of the Corps” to Mr. Brad S. Alsop, for his very unusual endeavor undertaken for the benefit of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF). By running 131 consecutive marathons (26.2 miles each) from July 4, 2007 (Independence Day) to November 11, 2007 (Veterans Day), Mr. Brad S. Alsop was able to raise awareness within the Louisville, Kentucky community for the plight of injured Marines, and in so doing raised $18,000 for the IMSFF. Most of his marathons were run during the hottest part of each day – an especially difficult task during the warmest August on record – in a symbolic gesture of solidarity with troops serving in scorching desert conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan. When interviewed by the press concerning the purpose of his daunting mission, Mr. Alsop replied “I’m not out to test the boundaries of human endurance, but I am out to test the boundaries of what one man can do to help many others. I’m convinced that putting ourselves aside and caring for someone else is what can help us reach our ultimate potential.” On his final run, Mr. Alsop was joined by local Marines, some of whom were present at the “Salute to the Legends of the Corps,” who cheered him on as he carried a 5′ X 8′ American flag for 26.2 grueling miles. For his unique and public support of the IMSFF, the MCCCK was proud to honor Mr. Brad S. Alsop of Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. David A. Jones, Co-Chairman, “Salute to the Legends of the Corps” presented Mr. Alsop with an engraved Marine Corps plaque, as the crowd echoed its approval with a standing ovation.