BENEFITING: TUESDAYS CHILDREN
ORGANIZER: TUESDAYS CHILDREN
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
I am honored to be running the TCS NYC Marathon (for the FIRST time) in Memory of my Dad, James A. "Doc" Waring and in honor of the 15th Anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11/01. I will never forget how September 11, 2001 changed my life and the lives of so many others. The heartache of that day is something that I carry with me each day. I wish my Dad were around to witness my achievements over the past fifteen years. I can vividly remember hearing him yell my name at every swim meet, softball game and dance recital growing up; he was the type to make his presence known. The NYC Marathon, or any race, would be no different. I know he will be watching, though I won't be able to hear him cheer; I know my Dad will help me get through 26.2 miles.
I am proud to run in support of Tuesday's Children, a non-profit organization that I have been on the Junior Board of for the past 3 years. I have been involved with the organization for 14 years as a participant in programs offered to 9/11 family members. I continue to be involved because I know there are many indivuduals who are dealing with grief due to acts of violence globally; now more than ever, the world needs an organization like Tuesday's Children to offer a helping hand.
For me, this race is about perseverance as we approach the 15th anniversary of the attacks. This organization can help others who suffer from a traumatic loss as a result of violent extremism and war in a time where it's needed most.
Tuesday's Children is an official charity partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon! Being a part of Team Tuesday's means being a part of a group of athletes pushing themselves to new limits, and achieving new goals together while fundraising for the individuals and families that count on our important programs and services.
About Tuesday's Children:
Tuesday’s Children offers a time-tested, long-term healing approach – forged in the aftermath of Tuesday, September 11, 2001 – that enables children, families, and communities torn apart by acts of violence to heal, recover, and thrive for a lifetime. Tuesday's Children has expanded its efforts to help 9/11 first responders and their families, local and global communities impacted by tragedy, military families of the fallen, and international young adults impacted by terrorism.