2020 is our first year with a team of runners at the New York City Marathon and we couldn't be more excited!
Who is The Retreat?
The Retreat is a safe haven for families in crisis. We provide domestic violence and sexual assault services and education to families, friends and neighbors on the East End of Long Island. Professionals and trained volunteers give clients the opportunity to safely heal and reestablish their lives, free from violence.
Our services include a 24/7 domestic violence crisis hotline (631-329-2200), individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, a residential shelter for adults and children, and violence prevention and education programs for children, teenagers and adults, taught in local schools and community-wide. All services are free and confidential.
We have three runners returning from our 2018 NYC Half Marathon team plus two new ones.
Here is a little about them:
I’m Raquel Styler, Southampton resident, 40 years old (40 going on 20!) personal trainer and mother of an outstanding 7 year old boy (love him to pieces!!!! 😍). Love running!!! I would run all day long if I could 😂. Beyond excited that I can be part of the Retreat team on the NYC Marathon (NYC Marathon 1st time!!!!) and raise awareness of abuse and domestic violence by doing what I love. Thank you so much for helping us support such an amazing organization that helps so many 💜.
I’m Liliana Fazendeiro, I’m a 40 year old mom, a physical therapist assistant, a massage therapist, and a runner. Last year I had the privilege to run the NYC half marathon with 4 strong women as the Team Retreat. This year, we are back, a group of 4 strong, enthusiastic women to run the NYC Marathon also for The Retreat. I couldn’t be more honored to be running this marathon for such a wonderful local charity. The Retreat has helped for many years and continues to help many women, children and families who are victims of abuse and domestic violence. Let’s help to end this cycle of violence!
I’m Jill Lynn Brody. I'm a mama who is soon to be 40 years old! I'm a jewelry designer with a retail store called Jill Lynn & Co in the village of Southampton NY. I grew up in East Hampton and now reside in East Moriches. I started running about 2 years ago, after baby # 2! My two children , Ella and Harrison are my heart and inspired me to be the best I can be. I’m honored to run NYC marathon 2020 with the ladies of Team Retreat. The Retreat is an East End-based organization that helps women, children and families who have dealt, or are dealing with domestic violence. One of the worst crimes I can think of is abuse of any kind, especially children. Please help my team as we run to help this amazing organization as they have helped so many get to a safe home.
JoJo Bennett just about 50 ...I am a Mom of 3 outstanding,amazing children and am married to the best husband ever ❤️we are fortunate to own and operate businesses together So excited to run again with these beautiful dedicated ladies who bring so much to the community. Such an amazing opportunity to run for The Retreat, with a very sad story close to home recently, I am privileged to be able help support domestic abuse with legs that will never give up .