There is nothing like the sense of accomplishment, pride, and patriotism you feel as you run among the beautiful monuments and hear the supporters and thousands of Marines cheering you on. Now add in the opportunity to make a difference by running to support InterVol and its efforts to save lives around the world, and you’ve created a truly life-changing event.
InterVol began in the late '80s when our founder, Dr. Ralph Pennino, saw firsthand while doing volunteer work in developing nations that what they most desperately needed were things we throw away every day: unused medical supplies and functioning medical equipment. What started as a small collection of rescued items now fills two Rochester, NY, warehouses, totaling 20,000 square feet! In addition to the recovery program, co-founder Dr. Timothy O’Connor, along with Dr. Pennino, recognized the local medical community's desire to do even more. Begun with just a small group of doctors, nurses, and allied health personnel interested in volunteering their services, the concept evolved into our Volunteer Medical Professionals Program, which is active today in countries all over the world.