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NYC Marathon & Partners Donate $1 Million to NYC Relief

New York
Road Runners, Rudin Family, and ING Announce Creation of
‰ÛÏRace to Recover‰Û Marathon Fund to Aid New Yorkers impacted
by Hurricane Sandy

 

NYRR to donate $1 Million, or $26.20
for Every Runner Who Runs in the 2012 ING New York City
Marathon

 

Rudin Family donates $1.1 Million to
NYC Relief Organizations Supporting the Recovery Efforts 

 

ING Donates $500,000 to Fund

 

Runners Encouraged to Match $26.20
Contribution

 

NEW YORK ‰ÛÒ Today, the New York Road
Runners (NYRR) announced the creation of the ‰ÛÏ2012 ING New
York City Marathon Race to Recover Fund‰Û and that NYRR is
donating at least $1 million, or $26.20 for each of the more
than 40,000 runners expected to participate. Marathon Race to
Recover will support a number of charities involved in the
relief efforts including the Mayor‰Ûªs Fund and the American Red
Cross.

 

‰ÛÏNew York Road Runners thoughts and
prayers go out to all of those impacted by the devastating
effects of Hurricane Sandy,‰Û said Mary Wittenberg, Chief
Executive Officer of NYRR. ‰ÛÏOn Sunday, as runners cross
through the five boroughs we want them to bring with them a
sense of hope and resilience. The marathon is not just a race
‰ÛÒ it‰Ûªs about helping NYC find its way down the road to
recovery.‰Û

 

Jack and Susan Rudin & the Rudin
Family Foundations also announced a donation of $1.1 million
and race title sponsor ING announced a $500,000 donation.

 

‰ÛÏAs a founding member of the marathon,
we are incredibly proud to be able to partner with NYRR‰Ûªs club
to support the Mayor‰Û÷s Fund disaster relief efforts for the
city we love so much,‰Û said Jack Rudin. ‰ÛÏNew York has always
been my home and this is the right thing to do.‰Û

 

Additionally, Paul Nicaj, owner of Pasha
Events, one of the NYRR caterers, announced that he will be
donating $26,200. Further partner donations will be announced
in the coming days.

NYRR is encouraging all runners,
families, friends and the organization‰Ûªs 60,000 members to at
least match the $26.20 per runner donation.

 

‰ÛÏAll of the NYRR members are New Yorkers
either by locale or in spirit and we hope that they‰Ûªll join in
this effort to help New York get back on its feet,‰Û said
George Hirsch, Chairman of the NYRR Board.

 

To donate go to the Mayor‰Ûªs Fund or to
CrowdRise .

 

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