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New York Road Runners Commits to Raise $50 million for Charity

PAWS NY Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon

New York Road Runners commits to raise $50 million for charity in honor of the 50th anniversary of the New York City Marathon

New York, March 4, 2020—Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, it was announced today. The race, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

“PAWS NY is thrilled to be a part of the New York City Marathon’s 50th anniversary as an official charity partner for this year’s race, working with our runners to raise funds to support vulnerable New Yorkers as they care for their animal companions,” said Rachel Herman, Founder and Executive Director of the organization. “The TCS New York City Marathon provides an amazing platform for hundreds of nonprofit organizations to raise awareness and funds toward their missions and involve their audiences in engaging and unique ways. We are proud to support our team on their journey to the iconic finish line.”

The mission of PAWS NY is to help New York City residents who are most at-risk of losing their pets due to physical and financial obstacles they face, with particular emphasis on low-income seniors and individuals suffering from illness or disability.  Our programs and volunteers provide support to help keep pets in their homes with the people who love them and out of the shelter system. For the first time, PAWS NY will participate in the TCS New York City Marathon Charity Partner Program, along with five runners who will participate in the Marathon on Sunday, November 1, 2020. These runners will commit to raising critical funds on behalf of the organization, allowing PAWS NY to continue to help clients overcome the physical and financial limitations they face caring for their animal companions.

More than 450 official charity partners will be part of the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, providing thousands the opportunity to run in the world’s most popular marathon. This year, in honor of the marathon’s 50th anniversary, NYRR has committed to working with their partners to exceed a goal of $50 million raised for charity through this year’s race.

“New York Road Runners is honored to have PAWS NY joining us on our mission to raise a record-breaking $50 million for charity at this year’s TCS New York City Marathon,” said Michael Capiraso, president and CEO at NYRR. “Over the last 50 years, the New York City Marathon has exemplified the running community’s spirit of giving back, and no group demonstrates that more than the thousands who choose to run for charity. We are proud to support the efforts of the PAWS NY team and wish them the best of luck as they begin their journey.”

Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon official charity partner program has raised more than $350 million for worthy causes across the globe. This is the first time that PAWS NY will be an Official Charity Partner for the TCS New York City Marathon. For more information on the Official Charity Partner Program, please visit https://www.nyrr.org/tcsnycmarathon/runners/charities.

About PAWS NY

The mission of PAWS NY is to help New York City’s most vulnerable residents remain with their pets by delivering critical programs and services through a community of partners and volunteers. Our programs help keep pets in their homes while protecting and promoting the human-animal bond that is so physically and psychologically valuable to our clients.  Thus, our motto: helping people by helping pets. To learn more, visit www.pawsny.org.

About the TCS New York City Marathon

The TCS New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world and the signature event of New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world’s premier community running organization. The race is held annually on the first Sunday of November and includes over 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to runners of all ages and abilities, including over 9,000 charity runners. Participants from over 125 countries tour the diverse neighborhoods of New York City’s five boroughs—Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan. Race morning also features the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon, a race within Central Park that ends at the marathon finish line. More than one million spectators and 10,000 volunteers line the city’s streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the globally televised broadcast. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. The 50th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 1, 2020. To learn more, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.org.