International Medical Corps & Marathons

International Medical Corps first came to my attention in the fall of 2004 when I chaired a panel discussion for a group of business leaders at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Massachusetts. On the HOF court, I met Nancy Aossey, the dedicted CEO of IMC.  She participated in a panel on Middle East affairs. I recall that she was a little under the weather. Her organization is as global as it gets and she had been traveling heavily prior to the event. Her schedule was crazy and that was prior to the tsunami that devastated Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia in December 2004. That disaster thrust IMC to the forefront of humanitarian aid organizations. Horst Engineering has supported IMC ever since. They are a four star Charity Navigtor non-profit and leader in their field. The blog of an IMC aid worker caught my eye last week. She is running marathons in the Middle East to support IMC. It goes to show that running and social enterprise fit together very nicely.

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