Savannah Fabbio has joined the Heroes In Transition board of directors.
"Savannah has long been a supporter of our work, annually participating in our Ruck4HIT and working to ensure that those we serve receive the help they need and deserve,” Heroes In Transition executive director Nicole Spencer said. "As the daughter of two retired service members, she understands the sacrifices made by our military and their families, and the importance of giving back to them."
Ms. Fabbio said, "I've known multiple people in my life who have gone overseas and have come back very different." Her parents, Doreen and Kent Landry, both served in the US Marine Corps.
"Having an organization like Heroes, where they can work through what is going on in their heads or to help them adjust back to family life, is so important," she said.
Ms. Fabbio was first introduced to HIT when she participated in Anytime Fitness Falmouth's 24-Hour Treadmill Relay that raised funds for the nonprofit's work. Last year, she stepped up her involvement by participating in her first Ruck4HIT, a grueling two-day relay race in which teams of seven runners and two drivers pass through each town on Cape Cod.
"I feel like doing the Ruck4HIT wasn't enough. I wanted to do more and get involved with their programs. Obviously, the Ruck is wonderful, but there will be a point when I can't run and I want to be an ambassador for them in a different form," she said.