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A Little Bit of Leg Work Goes a Long Way for Travel Advantage Network and Mental Health Charity

MILLERSVILLE, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Travel Advantage Network employees did a little leg work one recent mellow spring morning to support the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. In fact, they did two-and-a-half kilometers of it.


Nine employees raised more than $1,653 to support the charity by completing a 2.5K sponsored walk at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, Md.

"It was beautiful. It was in the upper 60s. Absolutely perfect," says Marie Dougherty, TAN's director of Sales and event co-organizer. "I enjoyed the interaction with the other walkers. It was a bonding experience."

Dougherty, along with co-organizer and sister Andrea Watkins, also raffled Orioles Fan Fest tickets within the company, raising an additional $181 for a total of $1,834.

"It's great to see TAN employees spend time together outside work raising funds for such a worthy cause," says company president Brad Callahan. Each month, TAN employees rally behind a chosen charity and raise funds to support it. In 2008, TAN employees donated more than $10,000 to charities like the Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Alopecia Areata Foundation and The MISS Foundation.

For more information about Travel Advantage Network, call 410-729-1133, or visit its website:

ABOUT TRAVEL ADVANTAGE NETWORK - Since 1992, TAN, a wholesale priced vacation accommodations program, has helped families and individuals create lifelong vacation memories. TAN is the proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau of Maryland's prestigious Torch Award for exemplifying high business standards and professional integrity and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's Philanthropy in Business Award for outstanding and innovative commitment to local and national charities. TAN is a recipient of SmartCEO Magazine's 2008 and 2009 Future 50 Award, recognizing the fastest growing companies in the greater Baltimore area. To learn more, visit

ABOUT NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR RESEARCH ON SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DEPRESSION - NARSAD is a private, not-for-profit public charity organized for the purpose of raising funds for scientific research into the causes, cures, treatments and prevention of severe psychiatric brain and behavior disorders, such as schizophrenia and depression.

    Sherry Spause
    Marketing Writer
    Travel Advantage Network
    Phone: 410.729.1133 x 225
    Fax: 410.729.1144

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