Medals4mettle honors coronavirus heroes with medals earned by endurance athletes

For Immediate Release


Frontline heroes make a difference with their compassion and courage

Indianapolis, IN (May 1, 2020) – Medals4Mettle (M4M) announced today that visitors to will be able to request a medal to honor a frontline hero who made a difference in the pandemic. Doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, police and fire fighters and many others made a difference in the lives of people around the world. A medal can be ordered on – line at the M4M website and gifted as directed. Medals4Mettle is celebrating its 15th anniversary of expressing compassion, kindness and support through the gifting of medals donated by anonymous donors.

Medals4Mettle (M4M): (, a 501c3 non-profit charity based in Indianapolis, Indiana, has awarded over 60000 medals around the world to children and adults battling life-threatening illnesses. Endurance athletes donate their finishers’ medals to M4M to express their compassion for the mettle, or resilience, it takes to battle for their lives. With over 70 community chapters worldwide and nine medical school chapters, M4M has awarded medals to children and adults in over 80 hospitals globally.

“It is fitting and appropriate for M4M to adapt and expand its mission during this pandemic,” said Dr. Steven F. Isenberg, Founder and Director of Medals4Mettle. “These ‘heroes’ are running a much more difficult race than those who donated their medals,” said Dr. Isenberg. “We’re excited to provide an opportunity for people to express their gratitude to frontline warriors who courageously offered-at great risk- their courage and expertise to benefit others during this pandemic.”

Medals4Mettle has received national recognition over the past 14 years: National Jefferson Award for Public Service; the Jerome Goldstein Award for Public Service; the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award; and, the first Recipient of the Human Race Award, Runner’s World Magazine. M4M has received several matching corporate grants and a grant from Lilly Endowment. Medals4Mettle’s mission has also been adapted to teach philanthropy to elementary school students, award medals to children at Ronald McDonald Houses, burn camps, Special Olympics, corporate partnerships and teach humanistic behavior to medical students:

Media Contact: Steven F. Isenberg MD | Medals4Mettle | 3174961947