Meet TMP's Samantha Briskey
Samantha has raised $430 of a $500 goal.
Samantha BriskeySamantha will be participating in the following for 2018:
43rd Marine Corps Marathon
Date: October 28, 2018
Location: Washington DC
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
Date: April 29, 2018
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
I am the proud Step-MoM and cousin of two outstanding Marines! Ian, our son, is at MOS School and William, our cousin, is stationed overseas! Although my husband Tom and I are both USAF Veterans, we have embraced all things USMC when our family gained two Marines! During boot camp our son started in Fox Co and graduated with Lima Co. Throughout his time as a RCT and now as a Marine, the volunteers at Marine Parents have been so helpful to us! I wanted to return the love and support we were given, so I became a Platoon Parent with Marine Parents and a volunteer in our home state to support Troops and Veterans locally.
My passion for running stemmed from my first race (a 10k leg of the relay) in the 2006 OKC Memorial Marathon. Being from Oklahoma and knowing those affected by the tragedy has made that race near and dear to my heart. Since I was serving in the USAF at the time, I also wanted to complete my first half marathon in 2008 at the U.S. Air Force Marathon. I enjoyed running the half so much that I kept on doing them and will complete my 12th later this year at the OKC Memorial!
When my son and cousin graduated Marine Corps boot camp last year, I thought it would only be fitting to run my first full at the U.S. Marine Corps Marathon as a tribute to how incredibly proud of them I am and how much they both mean to me! Running in the MCM is just one more way I can show support for the sacrifices they have made and will make in the future.
My passion for supporting my family, supporting troops and veterans, and my passion for running have now become one! Funding for Marine Parents goes towards so many wonderful programs that benefit Marines and their families. These programs wouldn’t be possible without selfless Donors like you!! Thank you for taking time to read my story and help me reach (and hopefully exceed) my $500 goal for such an amazing program! OORAH!!