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“We Serve” Feature: Ordinary People Stepping Up for Heroes

by Kelly Starkey in Community Impact, Locums Lifestyle, Our Story, Our Style, We Serve 03/06/2021

“We Serve” Feature: Ordinary People Stepping Up for Heroes

As part of Floyd Lee Locums volunteerism program, “We Serve,” we encourage employees to
partner with people and programs that better the communities we live in. Our own VP of Organizational Effectiveness, Michelle Lathan, stepped up for a very worthwhile cause recently that honored the life of Travis Manion, a soldier who lost his life in Iraq.

The Manion WOD (workout of the day) is an annual CrossFit event that is just what it claims to be: a workout! Combining a 400-meter run/ruck and 29 back squats, the event is designed after the 4/29/2007 date Travis lost his life. This year, Michelle participated in it for a fifth time, and also added the 9/11 Heroes Run/Ruck portion that raised funds for other heroes.

“I chose to participate in the Manion WOD and 9/11 Heroes Run/Ruck to raise money for the Travis Manion Foundation,” said Michelle. “Donations help TMF, a military support organization that empowers our nation’s veterans and families of fallen heroes, to develop character in future generations. I ended up exceeding my donation goal and my Rucking Club (NOC Rucks) raised over $2,000 dollars.”

Michelle’s club was all-in on the event’s value of “activating and uniting communities—and empowering local veterans, active duty, first responders and families of the fallen.” In fact, they were willing to wear Floyd Lee Locums’ stickers at the event—and Michelle’s family was on tap to participate and cheer them on.

Michelle’s participation and the stickers are just a couple representations for how TMF’s mission resonates with Floyd Lee Locums and its employees. We are tireless advocates for those who step up for our country and its values—both at home and abroad.

That’s why we created a hub in our organization to continually serve active duty service members, veterans and their families. Operation: Career Freedom prioritizes and places those of all military stripes in healthcare roles as they return to civilian life. Our partnerships with the Department of Defense and beyond help us serve those who serve others all year round.

As for Michelle, she says this event was a wonderful way to recognize and remember those we’ve lost—and that she looks forward to continuing to participate in more Manion WODs and Hero Runs/Rucks in the future. She’s thrilled to have finally convinced her family to join CrossFit, as well, so it will be a family affair moving forward.

Learn more about our We Serve program of corporate volunteerism and community engagement.

About Floyd Lee Locums

Floyd Lee Locums provides an elite concierge experience to Physicians, Dentists and advanced practice healthcare clinicians in hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide. Founded by industry veterans Matt Floyd and Natasha Lee, the company has built an exceptional team of experienced locums and healthcare staffing professionals.

Named the “2020 Best Staffing Firm to Temp For” by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), their hands-on approach to delivering best-in-class service, personalized career solutions, and coverage that positively impacts patient outcomes is setting a new standard in the locums industry.