The PAWS NY Team runs to support vulnerable New Yorkers as they care for their animal companions.
NEW YORK, February 27, 2020 – Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY is proud to announce its participation in the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon as an official charity partner. The organization, which celebrated its 10th Anniversary in November 2019, helps New York City’s most vulnerable residents remain with their pets by delivering critical programs and services through a community of partners and volunteers.
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. Individuals who are interested in running on behalf of PAWS NY should visit the organization’s website for more information.
“We are thrilled and honored to join as an Official Charity Partner for the TCS New York City Marathon for the first time,” said Rachel Herman, Founder and Executive Director of PAWS NY. “This event is a beautiful example of resilience, strength, and community all across New York City—and our supporters and volunteers reflect those values every day, as they work to support New Yorkers who need help caring for their pets.”
The TCS New York City Marathon has grown from its inception in 1970, when it was a Central Park race with 55 finishers, to the world’s biggest marathon. The 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, with 53,600+ finishers, was the largest marathon in history.
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 10,000 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. The race is a founding member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which features the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York. 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.
Community Outreach Manager, PAWS NY
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