Meet TMP's Melissa Pelletier

Melissa has raised $150 of a $300 goal.


Melissa Pelletier

Melissa will be participating in the following for 2022:

Military Appreciation Run
Date: May 27-30, 2022
Location: Virtual Event

PTSD Awareness Run
Date: June 24-26, 2022
Location: Virtual Event

Gold Star Honor Run
Date: September 24-26, 2022
Location: Virtual Event

Honor Veterans Run
Date: November 11-13, 2022
Location: Virtual Event

50% $150 Complete
I am so happy to be joining TMP for 2022. First of all, I am not a runner. I have never enjoyed running although I have always been active and made physical health and wellness a priority. I guess I should rephrase that, I am new to running and finding my sanity one step at a time!

The pandemic was really hard for everyone and as a clinical social worker and therapist, I carried a lot of emotional baggage that I had to put down. Add in my own worries about my family especially, my son who decided to leave college and enlist in the Marine Corps. This was difficult for me to accept and when he left for Parris Island in December 2021, I had no idea how I would cope with this. Then I found I learned about the Marine Corps, what it means to be a Marine, values, customs, and traditions and the resources were invaluable. I am grateful for the information and support I received and wanted to give back in some way. As I continue to witness my son overcoming doubts and fears, and never giving up, I decided I would start something new that was outside of my comfort zone.

I have committed to running in my sons honor, he inspires me to be a better human every day. I have also committed to running to cope with stress and improve my health so I can show up and be the best version of myself every day. More importantly, I run to raise money and awareness for the outreach programs of Since its founding in 2003, has invested over $1 million in support by sending care packages to deployed troops, providing support, resources, and programs for wounded Marines, and support for the families who are also part of the Marine Corps family during our Marines career.


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