Thursday, March 22, 2018
Dear Marine families, was founded nationally on January 21, 2003. Throughout our 15 year history we have had the honor of supporting tens of thousands of families. We would like to take a look back at our organization in its early years. This week's featured article is from 2003, two months after Tracy founded the organization.

Also in this newsletter, reserve your Marine Corps Marathon charity partner bib, donate or apply to our travel assistance program, learn about the Suicide Prevention Rally, meet a featured Team Marine Parents runner, volunteer, and the east coast Warrior Support Team.

Thank you for supporting our troops!

God bless and Semper Fi!
Web Offers Comfort to Marine Mom

In celebration of 15 years of dedication to Marines, veterans, and family members, we are sharing stories from our history. Our mission throughout the years has not changed. We provide up to date information and resources, as well as a place to connect and share ® .

This week's featured story is an article written in 2003, 2 months after Tracy founded, by James Goodwin of the Columbia Daily Tribune.

" The need to connect is evident by the 6,500 people who can be found visiting the site on a given day. Some of them spend a couple of hours on the site, said Della Vecchia, who has real-time access to its statistics. "


This year, 2018, the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018. As a Marine Corps charity partner, Team Marine Parents™ has registered 50 bibs for the October 28th race. We have already sold 15 bibs and expect to sell out soon after the lottery. Reserve your bib now.
NEW OUTREACH PROGRAM: Marine Parents Travel Assistance

The mission of our Travel Assistance program is to provide financial assistance to Marine Corps family members who would otherwise not be able to attend boot camp graduation.

If you need help with travel expenses for graduation or if you would like to learn more about how our Travel Assistance program works, please visit .

National Council for Suicide Prevention

On April 21, 2018 the National Council for Suicide Prevention will hold a rally on the front steps of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. There will be top leaders in the field of suicide prevention speaking. There will also be individuals who will share their experiences in losing loved ones to suicide. This is a very important issue that needs more attention.

TMP Participant
Astrid Arostegui

Astrid began running as a way to help raise funds for Marines. She realized that it was also something she really liked to do. Astrid has already participated in four events in 2018! She also plans to run the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon in October.

Featured Volunteer
Laura Smith

Laura started volunteering in Facebook as a Delta Co. Platoon Parent, Parris Island, in 2017 and is now the Group Guide. She is also a volunteer with the "Condolence Book Project" Group with Marine Family Network.

Warrior Support Team

Our Warrior Support Team East Coast volunteers served dinner to wounded and recovering warriors and their family members at Walter Reed last Sunday, March 18. Our dedicated volunteers serve here twice a month.