“The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can’t dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.”
– Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder
On Sunday, November 1, 2015, 49,595 runners fulfilled their dreams of crossing the finish line of the NYC Marathon, and eight were heroes in our mind as they helped raise nearly $50,000 for enCourage Kids – over 200% of our goal.
“It’s a wonderful mix of volunteers, siblings of employees, board members, and a child life specialist who has worked with our families in the hospitals,” said Executive Director Michele Hall-Duncan at the ‘Carb Up Dinner’ hosted for the runners a few days before the race. “We really appreciate it on behalf of our kids and families.”