New York Apple Association -- and the 700 apple growers we represent -- are proud to support another state icon, the ING New York City Marathon. As part of our role as an official Supporting Sponsor, this year we've chosen two charities to raise funds for because of their links to the New York State community. We invite you to support either group -- or both!
The Webster, NY, Fire Department suffered tragedy on Christmas Eve last year when two firefighters were killed and two were injured in an ambush. Feeding America member food banks in New York State and other affected areas helped feed victims of Hurricane Sandy; NYAA provided over 200,000 apples to support that effort.
Meanwhile, you can munch New York State's iconic McIntosh apples at various marathon-related activities, including at the marathon finish line -- as well as at a grocery store or farm market near you.