Giving Tuesday is a global observance that was created to encourage generosity. It began in 2012 and is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. What started out as a small-scale initiative has become an entire movement with the help of social media. #GivingTuesday has inspired millions to give back. On December 1, 2020, you too will have an opportunity to offer your financial resources to Medals4Mettle.
On our 15th birthday in May, we announced the expansion of our mission. Now we also award medals to front line heroes battling the COVID-19. To request a medal for a patient or a frontline hero, follow this link.
It is with extremely heavy hearts that we let our Medals4Mettle world know that our very close and dear friend, Alan Barnes has passed away. Alan started the Jackson, MS Medals4Mettle Chapter many years ago, and was our National Chapter Coordinator. He exemplified compassion, kindness, and most of all, mettle. His always positive perspective kept us grounded. Our most sincere thoughts and prayers are with his whole family at this time.
Alan's obituary can be read here.
(If you would like to donate to Medals4Mettle in Alan's memory, you can do so by clicking the Donate button above. Any notes you will leave there will be passed on to Alan's family. Thank you.)
"It's very nice to be able to give these families these memories and events they aren't necessarily going to have otherwise," she said. "We want to help them create great memories with friends and family even as they go through the health struggles."
Medals4Mettle Long Island Chapter Coordinator
"It was an idea to have a little race - we might get a couple hundred people to come out and raise a few dollars and next thing you know, we've got 1,600 people coming out running. We have 350 volunteers. We run through two counties, four cities, and it's turned out to be a great event."
Medals4Mettle Detroit Chapter Coordinator
"It has been humbling to see how many runners have embraced the mission and message of Medals4Mettle and donated hard earned medals to be used for a greater purpose."
Medals4Mettle Jackson, MS Chapter Coordinator & National Chapter Coordinator
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Since 2005, thousands of endurance athletes have donated their hard earned finishers’ medals to Medals4Mettle (M4M). Our growing global all-volunteer network then affixes our branded M4M ribbon to the donated medals, and joyfully awards them to children and adults who must run a much more difficult race as they struggle to save their lives. These medals are awarded to honor the mettle and courage it takes to face the challenges of the race we all share together: the HUMAN RACE. You don’t have to be a runner to join our global vision. Help us spread our message of goodwill, respect and compassion, one medal at a time. It’s not the medal, it’s the message…