Suffolk Federal’s Senior Vice President of Information Technology
Eva Casale Goes the Distance Once Again As She Runs 7 Marathons (184 Miles) in 7 Days
Will Run through South Shore and Arrive at Her Final Destination in Copiague on Day 7
Suffolk Federal is the lead sponsor for extreme distance ultra-marathon runner and Senior Vice President of Information Technology, Eva Casale as she completes an incredible seven marathons in seven days to raise funds and awareness for Hope For The Warriors. Eva will run a total of 184 miles during her “Every Veteran Appreciated Week” which will take place from April 27 through May 3.
Each marathon will be focused on honoring local servicemen killed in action and will be linked to communities they called home. “I have a unique ability to run long distances, so I am using my passion for running to help others by supporting and honoring our veterans,” explains Casale. “I have created Team E.V.A. which stands for ‘Every Veteran Appreciated,’ to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country. It’s an honor for me to organize and run this event and to know that I can bring people together to take part in such an important mission.”
As in previous years, Casale will be raising funds for Hope For The Warriors. “We are honored to be part of this incredible endeavor and are grateful for Eva’s amazing running endurance and compassion for veterans, service members and military families. Eva and Suffolk Federal’s continued support to our organization is significant to the Hope for the Warriors programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources,” explains Senior Director of Sports and Recreation for Hope For The Warriors Steve Bartomioli.
This year’s marathons Opening Ceremonies will take place at the Huntington Elks Lodge #1565. From there the team will begin their marathons in Northport, LI National Cemetery, Eisenhower Park, Shelter Island, Sag Harbor, Miller Place, Sound Beach, Bayville, Glen Cove, Brookhaven, Patchogue, Medford, South Shore and Babylon. The Closing Ceremonies will take place at Copiague Fire Department (320 Great Neck Road) as Eva and her team complete the last marathon. For the second time this year, Team E.V.A. will be expanding into Nassau County.
For detailed information for each day’s event, please go to http://www.goteameva.org
Eva is also inviting communities and their residents to proudly display their American Flag to show support for our Troops, our Veterans and our Fallen Heroes as each marathon takes place. The public will also be able to check FaceBook daily –go to Suffolk Federal’s page or to the Team Eva page – for the link to GLIMPSE where Eva and the Team can be tracked during the marathon each day using the hashtag #WheresEva
Join Team E.V.A. in Supporting Our Veterans
As lead sponsor, Suffolk Federal has made a strong commitment to Team E.V.A as this extraordinary event takes place and invites the public to join the cause. Simply visit any Suffolk Federal branch between April 1 through April 30 to donate and be part of this mission’s success. For a $5-10 donation, donors will receive a special gift. For a donation of their choice, a contribution card with the donor’s name will be displayed at the branch where the donation was made.
Eva is also inviting the community to join her during her marathon days. For a $50 donation, you can join her for any of the ending part of one or more days (3-7 miles) or you can simply support her by donating to the effort. For more information visit www.GoTeamEva.org.
About Suffolk Federal
Suffolk Federal is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution chartered in 1967 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and is owned and operated by its members. The volunteer-directed credit union has assets in excess of $1 billion, 10 branch locations and more than 60,000 members. Suffolk Federal offers all members incredible benefits like free checking, free online banking, low interest rates on home and auto loans and much more. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or regularly conducts business in Suffolk County, NY as well as immediate family members of current membership. To learn more, visit www.suffolkfcu.org, call 631.924.8000 or visit any Suffolk Federal branch today.
About Hope For The Warriors :
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served approximately 10,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 162 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run for the Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/,Facebook or Twitter.
Suffolk Federal will be the lead sponsor for extreme distance marathon runner Eva Casale (pictured) as she completes seven marathons (184 miles) in seven days to raise funds and awareness for Hope For The Warriors.
Last year there many highlights which occurred during the Team E.V.A. 7-Day Marathon including a warm welcome as the Team entered Copiague. The Team was enthusiastically greeted by the Copiague High School Track Team and Cheerleaders as they arrived to visit Copiague Points of Honor. Copiague High School students accompanied Eva as she traveled through Copiague. The Team was also greeted by the community to a surprise “Welcome to Copiague and Support of Our Veterans” reception as the Team left flowers at Copiague’s Veterans Memorial Plaza.