OK dads and moms. Today I’m running a public service announcement for The Fresh Air Fund, which is an independent, not-for-profit agency. The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer vacations to over 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities. Last summer, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. Most children who visit host families are re-invited year after year and form life-long friendships.
The Fresh Air Fund is currently looking for runners and sponsors to join the Fresh Air Fund-Racers team for the NYC Half-Marathon on March 21, 2010. Last summer, the Fresh Air Fund-Racers completed the NYC Half-Marathon and raised almost $90,000. Over the past three years as a charity partner for the NYC Half-Marathon, 210 Fund-Racers have raised more than $300,000. If you’re interested in running the NYC Half-Marathon with The Fresh Air Fund or sponsoring a runner, please contact them.