EMC global marathon team raising money for Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center

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EMC Corporation employees, partners and customers from around the world are training together to conquer the Boston Marathon and raise money for the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton, MA. This year’s EMC Run As One team hails from four continents, eight countries and 11 U.S. states.

Every member of the EMC marathon team, a combination of seasoned marathon veterans and marathon novices, raise a minimum of $2,500 for the Respite Center. All proceeds raised by the team are matched by EMC. Since 1999, EMC has supported the Respite Center through over $1.2 million in donations and volunteer efforts.

Each year, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) awards EMC 20 waivers, allowing runners who would not normally qualify to run the marathon, to run the race on behalf of the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, a marathon sponsor. On Saturday, the Respite Center sponsors a barbeque for Respite Center families and runners hosted at EMC, allowing runners to meet their marathon team and the families they are raising money to support through the Respite Center.

This year’s team also includes Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pat Gelsinger, who is making his marathon debut.

“I was startled by the amount of time it takes to train for a marathon,” said Gelsinger. “Having an additional purpose, besides completing the marathon, is certainly extra motivation to continue training for the marathon; I am excited to have the opportunity to benefit the Respite Center.”

With a 30-plus year presence in Massachusetts and around the globe, EMC, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, has a long tradition of community involvement.

“The Boston Marathon is an amazing race and a once-in-a-lifetime experience, in the grand scheme of things, it’s also about giving back,” says Jessica Anderson, Manager, EMC Corporate Community Involvement. “It is gratifying to know that EMC’s involvement allows more families to be able to afford and have access to the wonderful care and services that the Respite Center provides.”

Each year, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) awards EMC 20 waivers, allowing runners who would not normally qualify to run the marathon, to run the race on behalf of the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, a marathon sponsor. On Saturday, the Respite Center sponsors a barbeque for Respite Center families and runners hosted at EMC, allowing runners to meet their marathon team and the families they are raising money to support through the Respite Center.