In 2017 Advance Financial had 26 volunteers spend their Saturday morning handing out oranges and encouragement to the 30,000+ wheelchairs, runners and walkers of the Country Music Marathon.
It’s important for runners to replenish their carbohydrate stores and fruits like oranges help to do that. The runners were so appreciative as we were located at about mile 11 and coming back down for the full marathoners, at mile 15.
We handed out approximately 12,000 slices. The marathon benefits St. Jude Children’s Hospital (which faces daily operating costs of $1.8 million) and we were happy to help with such a great cause.