By Sergeant Keith Germain – Military Peer Support Specialist
The past four years the Military Peer Support Program (MPSP) has put an annual road race together to raise funds for our veterans in their time of need. The money is used for a variety of situations from care packages, lawn care and snow removal for deployed officers, as well as money given to officers during financial crises and donations to local veteran outreach centers.
A new component of the MPSP race is the annual “Patriot Award”. The team event was added to last year’s MPSP race to create team spirit and increase participation. The objective for a team was to have the most members register for the event whether it was to walk or run. As captain of “Team Framingham”, Officer Golden recruited 21 members which led Framingham to victory. Having the greatest amount of participants, Framingham received the first Patriot Award for last year’s 2015 Annual Military Peer Support Road Race.
It was a great pleasure to be along side Correction Officers Danielle Golden and Yolanda Henderson as they presented Superintendent Paul Henderson of MCI-Framingham with the Military Peer Support 5K Run/Walk “Patriot Award” and thanked him for his continued support in our efforts to assist DOC veterans.
Save the date for our 5th Annual MPSP 5k it is scheduled for Sunday May 22, 2016 with a new web site to register. www.northeastracers.com