BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NYC wrote -
This year we will be having 10 amazing individuals running the NYC Half Marathon in honor of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC and each raising $2,500 for the Organization.
Most of us have been touched by someone who believed in us and encouraged us to become the best we could be. At BBBS of NYC, we match 3,000 boys and girls with carefully screened and trained adult mentors annually. These relationships last years, if not a lifetime. Each of these friendships are closely monitored by our social workers, who also help our “Littles” and their family's access important social services such as medical care, schooling and housing.
We can not thank our runners and their supporters enough for their support. Children are the future and by investing in them, we invest in the future of our city.