NYRR Involved in $125,000 Donation to Hurriane

York Road Runners and Staten Island Borough President Molinaro Announce
$125,000 Staten Island Day Donation to Hurricane Sandy Recovery


Funds to support the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
and ECHO (Emergency Children‰Ûªs Health Organization), benefitting the
areas of Staten Island that were among the most affected by Hurricane


New York, December 3, 2013‰ÛÓNew York
Road Runners (NYRR) and Staten Island Borough President Molinaro
announced today a $125,000 Staten Island Day donation to Hurricane Sandy
recovery programs. The donated funds were provided to
the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and ECHO.


‰ÛÏWe were honored to partner with Borough
President Molinaro to create Staten Island Day and raise significant
funds to help the borough continue to recover from the devastation
caused by Hurricane Sandy,‰Û said NYRR president and CEO
Mary Wittenberg. ‰ÛÏThe Staten Island Half-Marathon is one of NYC‰Ûªs
marquee running events, and we were thrilled that this year‰Ûªs race
served as the cornerstone for a day dedicated to supporting and
celebrating Staten Island.‰Û


Staten Island Day took place on October 13,
2013, and was a day of events that was dedicated to positively impacting
the communities of Staten Island and providing support for ongoing
recovery efforts. Staten Island Day included the Staten
Island Half-Marathon with 6,812 finishers, the Staten Island Day
1.5-Mile Fun Run, activities for families, and community and fundraising
events. Borough President Molinaro and NYRR chaired a Host Committee,
made up of borough representatives, that was responsible
for helping coordinate the day.


‰ÛÏI was grateful
that New York Road Runners asked me to partner with them for this noble
cause,‰Û said Borough President Molinaro. ‰ÛÏThe very generous donation
they have provided will go a long way toward assisting
victims of Hurricane Sandy, and on behalf of all Staten Islanders, I
extend my deepest thanks and appreciation.‰Û


A recap of Staten Island Day and the Half-Marathon, including results, photos, and stories, can be found


About NYRR 

Founded in 1958,
New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the
world‰Ûªs premier community running organization, whose mission is to help
and inspire people through running.  NYRR‰Ûªs commitment
to New York City‰Ûªs five boroughs features races, community events,
youth initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide
hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors,
with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to
run for life.  NYRR‰Ûªs premier event, the TCS New York City Marathon,
features 50,000 participants, from the world‰Ûªs elite athletes to a wide
range of recreational and charity runners, and is part of the World
Marathon Majors, an alliance of the world‰Ûªs six
biggest marathons that determines each year‰Ûªs top male and top female
marathoner. To learn more, visit

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