COLUMBUS, Ohio – April 5, 2012 – JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees have organized a new community event to honor America's active duty servicemembers and military veterans. The Chase Memorial Freedom 4-Mile Run will take place over Memorial Day weekend, on Saturday, May 26 at 8:30 a.m., at Sharon Woods Metro Park in Westerville, Ohio. Proceeds from the race will benefit the United Services Organization (USO) and Honor Flight Columbus.
About 300 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the inaugural race, which will travel a paved path weaving through the rolling, wooded park. Top finishers will be recognized in categories including overall, age group and service veterans. A total of 48 awards will be handed out at the conclusion of the race.
To register or learn more about the race, or to donate to the USO and Honor Flight Columbus, visit speedysneakers.com Opens third party site disclosure in a new window.
Chase employs more than 19,000 people in central Ohio and operates 56 bank branches and 200 ATMs in Franklin and Delaware counties. Across Ohio, Chase has 289 bank branches and 870 ATMs, serves nearly four million consumers and 150,000 small businesses and employs 24,000 Ohioans. In 2011, Chase joined with other leading employers in the 100,000 Jobs Mission Opens third party site disclosure in a new window to hire 100,000 United States military veterans and service members by 2020. More information about Chase is available at Chase.com.
About the USO:
The USO serves to "lift the spirits of America's troops and their families" through monetary and volunteer contributions and by hosting morale-boosting entertainment events throughout the world. For more information about the USO of Central & Southern Ohio, visit usoofcentralohio.org Opens third party site disclosure in a new window.
About Honor Flight Columbus:
Honor Flight Columbus recognizes and celebrates World War II and Korean War veterans by flying them, at no cost, to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials dedicated to their important service. Visit honorflightcolumbus.org Opens third party site disclosure in a new window to learn more.