Note: Even though her race was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, Marielena Balouris isn’t letting it keep her from running. Instead, this weekend she will run a “virtual 8K” in her town of Norfolk, Virginia.
Pittsburgh native Marielena Balouris has enthusiastically joined Team Greek America and is running an 8K race to raise funds to benefit the Greek America Foundation.
Turning her hobby into a way to give back, Marielena will join thousands of fellow runners on Saturday, March 21st at 7:30am at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Her race is part of the “Shamrock Weekend,” an annual event in the area.
Marielena currently lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where she works as an anchor and reporter at WAVY-TV, the local NBC affiliate. She loves living by the beach and has a deep passion for her Greek heritage.
Marielena has already begun her fundraiser with a goal to raise $1,000 by the end of her race. See the donation form below and consider donating to help her reach her goal.
About Team Greek America
Team Greek America is a virtual team of athletes who are running for a bigger cause than themselves! Team Greek America raises funds for the Greek America Foundation’s Project Hope for Greece campaign, #ChildrenOfGreece, which supports children’s charities in Greece that provide aid for vulnerable and disenfranchised kids.