BENEFITING: Central Park Conservancy, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Central Park Conservancy, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
On November 6th, I'll be running the NYC Marathon, and while doing so, I'll be fundraising for the Central Park Conservancy. Central Park is a huge part of my life. I run in the Park almost daily, spend time in the Park on the weekends, and even work for the Conservancy!
To have such a wonderful getaway, in the middle of such a busy city, is truly remarkable. Not too long ago, the park didn't look anything like it does now. Check out this link to see what the park looked like before the Conservancy was born: http://gothamist.com/2015/01/06/central_park_1980s_photos.php#photo-1
With 42 million visits each year to its 843 acres, Central Park is the most frequently visited urban park in the United States. The Conservancy, with the help of individuals, corporations, and foundations, provides 75% of Central Park's $67 million annual operating budget, and is responsible for all aspects of Park maintenance, as well as capital improvements and restorations.
Through the money my team raises, we aim to ensure the Park's care for both current and future generations of Park users.
Help us RUN the Park all year long!