BENEFITING: The New York Foundling
ORGANIZER: The New York Foundling
This year, The New York Foundling is an official charity partner for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. Like The Foundling, this race is a New York City fixture, and I am so proud to be a part of it!
This will be my first marathon. I can't even believe that I actually decided to do it! But there isn't another organization that I support more than the New York Foundling. In my experience as the Chair of the Junior Board, I have seen firsthand how the Foundling empowers thousands of children and families to live independent, stable and fulfilling lives.
The Foundling believes that all children have the right to grow up in loving and healthy environments that provide the foundations for success. They believe that parents who want to care for and protect their children can be helped and, with the proper tools, can succeed. They believe that all individuals with developmental disabilities deserve to live their lives with dignity. They believe the devastating effects of poverty, substance abuse, violence and lack of opportunity – particularly on children and families – can be combated through the use of proven, effective support services.
Join me as I raise funds that allow The Foundling to live out these beliefs in practice through the programs and services they provide to over 27,000 children and families each year!