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Go for a Run, and Help Kids in Need

The Fresh Air Fund is looking for runners to join its NYC Half-Marathon team. Through sponsorships, each runner on the team raises money that will fund free programs for kids from low-income communities. More runners means more money going to kids in need.

The Fresh Air Fund has been around since 1877 and has provided free summer vacations for nearly 2 million children in that time. Last summer, nearly 5,000 kids escaped the hot, crowded streets of New York City to stay with host families in cities and towns across 13 U.S. states and Canada. The organization also hosts Fresh Air camps and other enrichment programs for thousands of kids throughout the year.

Last year, the Fresh Air Fund Racers raised more than $125,000 through the NYC Half-Marathon. That money directly funded their programs, and they are hoping to raise even more this year. It’s a great race and a great cause. Click here to register with the Fresh Air Fund Racers. The organization is also looking for families to host kids for a summer vacation. Find out how.

By Ryan Wallace
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