As some of you may know, earlier this year, I coerced my loving and supportive husband, Auston Andersen, into entering the New York City Marathon lottery with me. Much to his utter dismay, he was selected and I was not. To reciprocate his support and willingness to run with me (and hopefully avoid a major melt down), I've decided to enter as a charity runner. Plus, running for a charity allows us to run with purpose! We've decided to run for Ronald McDonald House (RMHC), a charity that provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide by providing a "home-away-from-home"- giving them a place to rest and refresh. Please help team Andersen cross the finish line while supporting Ronald McDonald House every step of the way! Additional details can be found below. Thank you! Run for Ronald, Run for a REASON. Ronald McDonald House New York is a proud charity partner in the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon. The House is a supportive, caring place where families can stay together, and HEAL together. Located on East 73rd Street, and in close proximity with 13 major pediatric cancer treatment centers, RMH welcomes children and families from all over the world. Since our founding in 1978, more than 35,000 families have called RMH New York their "home away from home." Through our partnership with the TCS NYC Marathon, we welcome YOU to join our mission to Keep Families Close, and help support our amazing families. As a network, RMHC has helped lessen the burden for more than 7 million families in 2015. These programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in more than 63 countries and regions across the globe.