I'm the first to admit that I take my comfortable life for granted. My children run around in our decent-sized backyard. We have warm food in our bellies at dinnertime. A comfortable bed to sleep in. Heat in the winter. Air conditioning in the summer. Clothes. Clean water.
Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1.7 million New York City children from disadvantaged communities. Each year, thousands of children visit volunteer host families in 13 states and Canada through the Friendly Town Program or attend one of five Fresh Air Fund camps.
The Fresh Air Fund is looking for runners and sponsors to join the Fresh Air Fund-Racers team for the NYC Marathon on November 7th.
Over the past four years as a NY Road Runners charity partner for the NYC Half-Marathon, 325 Fund-Racers have raised close to $400,000 for The Fresh Air Fund!
Not a runner? Consider volunteering. For more information, go to
Happy running/volunteering and God bless!