Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Congrats to The Fresh Air Fund Racers!

Congratulations to the 2009 Fresh Air Fund-Racers who completed the NYC Half-Marathon and raised almost $80,000 this summer! On August 16th, the Fresh Air Fund-Racers joined 15,000 other runners on the 13.1-mile course through the streets of New York City. Over the past three years as a charity partner for the NYC Half-Marathon, our 210 Fund-Racers have raised more than $300,000!

Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1.7 million New York City children from disadvantaged communities. Each year, thousands of children visit volunteer host families in 13 states and Canada through the Friendly Town Program or attend Fresh Air Fund camps.

Sara Wilson from The Fresh Air Fund contacted me and wanted to let everyone know how thrilled and thankful they are for everyone who supported the cause.

You can still donate to this year's runners by visiting this site: http://freshair.kintera.org/.

7 comments:

Hilary said...

Running for charity is a great way to connect with your community. I am currently training for the ING NYC Marathon. For each mile I run I donate one non-perishable food item.

RunnerDude said...

Hey Hilary! That is so awesome! You rock!

Jo Lynn said...

Alright, alright..... You don't have to beg. Sheesh! ;)
I like give and take in a relationshiop like ours, ya know?

gene said...

I am starting to run for charity, too! I love it. Back when I was i grade school, we did Jump-Rope-A-Thons for MS. very good memories.
This saturday I am participating in my first Half, which is benefit race for our local children's hospital. In october, i am doing a dual-duathlon and will be doing that for Athletes for a Cure.

Let's keep up the good work!

Adam said...

Wow, this is awesome.

RunnerDude said...

Hey Jo Lynn! Howdy Stranger!!!

RunnerDude said...

Hey Gene! That's so awesome! Best of luck this weekend!!!