*Help Our Members Fundraise!

Our members are not just avid runners but they are also humanitarians! Some of our runners have that goal race that they really want to run. In order to gain entry, they have decided to raise money for some very well deserved charities with the hopes of meeting the minimum fundraising requirement. If you are looking to donate to a worthy cause and helping our runners, please read on below!

Currently we have:

Read more about our runners and their fundraising campaigns below!

Anthony B.

*Fundraising for Central Park Conservatory

*Race Anthony is running – United NYC Marathon, March 17, 2019

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Anthony crushing a race, where else – Central Park!

In a world where we have now destroyed 60% of all wildlife in the past 4 decades, I’d like to preserve our little peice of nature within New York City; central park!

As a child central park meant basketball or football with my family. As a teen it was somewhere to escape when the real world was becoming too much. Now as an adult, central park is where I run a race, or meet up with my awesome running club for a group run, and I’d like to give back to the place that started it all. To me, Central Park is more than a 2.5 mile stretch between 59th and 110th street. It has its own identity that needs to be secured and protected for generations to come!

Not only will you be contributing to preserve a National Historic Landmark, but you’ll also ensure my Β Β placement within the NYC half marathon! Running Β this race means a lot to me for many different reasons. For one, now that I’m getting older I’m focusing more on maintaining a healthy lifestyle Β through running. In addition to that,I run with my wife and best friend, Samantha Buckland! You can sneak a peek of our journey through our hashtag, Β #RunningWithTheBucklands. Β We have only been Β running since this year, but this race is one we’ve talked and dreamed of doing throughout our entire journey. Running through other landmarks of NYC Β together would be a dream come true for us. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated!

*Please help Anthony meet his fundraising goal by clicking hereΒ 



Jessy W

*Fundraising for Caring Kind – Athletes to End Alzheimer’s

*Race Jessy is running – United NYC Marathon, March 17, 2019

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Jessy after crushing the Chicago Marathon

As you know, there are two very important parts of my life: my work as a psychologist and my running.

If you’ve spoken to me (at all) over the past couple of years, you know how much I love running. It has allowed me to explore myself, my friendships though joining amazing running teams, and the world with just headphones and sneakers. This race, though, is special for me. The NYC Half Marathon allows me to run through the city in which I was born and raised and celebrate the athletic accomplishments of myself and 21,000+ other runners.

I also love being a psychologist. As a psychologist in a medical hospital, I see hundreds of patients each year, many of whom are navigating living with dementia. I am incredibly fortunate to work at a hospital that has incredible teams providing compassionate, thoughtful, care to these patients and their families. But while hospitals meet a person’s acute needs, the long-term hurdles remain.

Caregiving happens at multiple levels. It is the child making sure their parent is safe at home. It is the decision that they need a higher level of care. It is the neighbor that checks in with someone with dementia while their spouse goes grocery shopping. It is the friend who reads the newspaper to someone when they no longer can understand its meaning. It is the case manager explaining to an overwhelmed family that a person’s needs have changed. It is the nurse that sits by the patient’s side in the hospital, holding their hand, and reassuring them that the world is not as scary as it seems at that time. I am awed by all these people. By their compassion, their humanity, their thoughtfulness.

I am partnering with a wonderful organization, CaringKind, as part of my NYC Half Marathon 2019 experience. Not only do I get to run through MY city, I also get the opportunity to raise awareness- not only of the challenges of those living with dementia, but the challenges of caregiving as well.

*Please help Jessy reach her fundraising goal by clicking here!


Joseph D.

*Fundraising for Think Pink Rocks

*Race Joseph is running – United NYC Half Marathon, March 17, 2019

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Think Pink Rocks is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness about early detection of and genetic testing for breast cancer and to provide funding for cutting edge breast cancer research. We have partnered with the New York Road Runners for several years now to bring runners to these incredible events and to raise monies to fund some incredible breast cancer research. Did you know: β€’ A woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she carries the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation (Breast Cancer gene mutation). β€’ Men with these mutations also have an increased risk of breast and prostate cancer. Our team will raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. All money raised for Think Pink Rocks from the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half will benefit breast cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and the Breast Oncology Center at the University of Michigan. Some members of our team have a direct connection to breast cancer, but we also have many team members who are running or walking simply because they want to support a great cause. Think Pink Rocks is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Contributions to Think Pink Rocks are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

*Please help Joe reach his fundraising goal here!


Nazan C.

*Fundraising for Paws Chicago

*Race Nazan is running – The Chicago Marathon, October 13, 2019

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Nazan after completing the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon!

PAWS Chicago is dedicated to building No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago – where all healthy and treatable pets are saved. Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless animals euthanized per year in Chicago has dropped more than 80 percent. In 2016, PAWS Chicago found loving homes for more than 5,100 homeless pets. But there is more work to be done and your generosity is crucial to this effort.

Please consider supporting me by making a donation and helping PAWS Chicago provide vital medical care, food and shelter to thousands of homeless pets this year. PAWS receives no government funding and relies solely on people like you to help provide continued care for Chicago’s homeless animals.

Your support will allow us to build a truly humane and compassionate community, one pet at a time. Please consider donating to my cause.

If you are feeling extra generous, please consider sharing my page with your network or check with your employer if they will match your donation to make the most out of your generosity.

Thank you for your support!

*Please help Nazan reach her fundraising goal by clicking here!



Eva F.

*Fundraising for St Jude’s Research Hospitals

*Race Eva is running – Chicago Marathon – October 13

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I am a St. Jude Hero! I have chosen to run The Chicago Marathon for a reason bigger than myself by fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. I am training to cross the finish line on race day and with your donation we can cross the fundraising finish line together because the money you donate helps find a cure for childhood cancer.

Did you know:

  • Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
  • Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
  • St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

Donate today to help me reach my goal. Even when the race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues.

*Please help Eva reach herΒ fundraising goal by clicking here!


Cesar T.

*Fundraising for Paws Chicago!

*Race Cesar is running – Chicago Marathon – October 13

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Cesar racing during Team Championships this past July!

PAWS Chicago is dedicated to building No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago – where all healthy and treatable pets are saved. Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless animals euthanized per year in Chicago has dropped more than 80 percent. In 2016, PAWS Chicago found loving homes for more than 5,100 homeless pets. But there is more work to be done and your generosity is crucial to this effort.

Please consider supporting me by making a donation and helping PAWS Chicago provide vital medical care, food and shelter to thousands of homeless pets this year. PAWS receives no government funding and relies solely on people like you to help provide continued care for Chicago’s homeless animals.

Your support will not only allow us to save these animals but it will also put my one step closer to running the 2019 Chicago Marathon! After completing the 2018 NYC Marathon, it is my goal to complete all 6 major marathons and the Chicago Marathon is one of them!

If you are feeling extra generous, please consider sharing my page with your network or check with your employer if they will match your donation to make the most out of your generosity.

I cannot tell you how grateful I am that you have taken the time to read this message. If you choose to donate I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping these pets! Stay blessed and I will be in touch with you soon!

Wishing you all the best!

*Please help Cesar reach his fundraising goal by clicking here!