FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GE Named a Presenting Sponsor of the 35th Marine Corps Marathon
QUANTICO, VA (June 30, 2010) - The Marine Corps Marathon announced today
that GE will be a presenting sponsor of the 35th Marine Corps Marathon on
October 31, 2010.
"We are proud to support a great event, service members, families and
veterans -- the Marine Corps Marathon," said John Rice, GE vice chairman
and president and CEO of GE Technology Infrastructure. "We support and
respect all those who devote their lives to serving the United States. We
look forward to participating and celebrating with them at this year's
GE currently employs more than 10,000 U.S. veterans and offers a range of
benefits to support employees called to active duty. Twenty of GE's U.S.
veteran employees will represent the company by running the 2010 Marine
Corps Marathon. GE has also received numerous awards and recognitions for
its support of active and veteran military personnel, including the
Department of Defense Freedom Award in 2004.
"The partnership between the MCM and GE enjoys multiple shared commitments
including health, military and community," said Rick Nealis, MCM Race
About Marine Corps Marathon
Voted the best marathon for families, the Marine Corps Marathon honors the
dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of its participants. Runners from
all walks of life participate in the largest marathon not to offer prize
money, earning the name "The People's Marathon." The MCM is the fourth
largest marathon in the United States and the eighth largest in the world.
The 35th MCM will be held on October 31, in Arlington, VA. For more
information, please visit www.marinemarathon.com. No federal or Marine
Corps endorsement implied.
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generation to financial services, health care solutions, and television
programming, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about
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