Road to NYC Marathon
June 05, 2017
BENEFITING: Planned Parenthood Of New York City, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Planned Parenthood Of New York City, Inc.
I’m so excited to share that I will be running the New York City Marathon as a member of Team Planned Parenthood of New York City. Though running a marathon in and of itself is a huge lifetime goal of mine, being able to run it for a cause I care about will make this experience SO much more special to me. I’ve chosen to run with and fundraise for Planned Parenthood of New York City because I think it's incredibly important to support and protect the reproductive and sexual rights of all individuals, especially as these rights are being challenged by our current political system. I hope you’ll support me by donating to my fundraising campaign.
PPNYC has a health center in each borough—I’ll be running through all of them in November—and serves over 60,000 patients each year, regardless of their immigration status or income. They are a trusted provider of breast and cervical cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, birth control, abortion care, wellness exams, and more. They reach an additional 25,000 New Yorkers through their educational programs, which empower teens to make healthy and informed decisions.
As you may know by now, the current political administration has threatened to “defund” Planned Parenthood. This is a misnomer, as there is no line item in the federal budget that “funds” Planned Parenthood—what they really mean is cutting Planned Parenthood off from Medicaid reimbursements.
If “defunded,” Planned Parenthood of New York City will face a $12 million budget deficit. That will severely impact their ability to continue to provide care, no matter what. At this time it’s critical that we come together to protect these services and the patients that rely on Planned Parenthood. For many of their patients, PPNYC is the only health care provider they will see all year. That is why I’ve signed up to run with Team PPNYC. At this critical time it would mean so much to me if you’d make a contribution towards my fundraising goal. Please join me in standing with Planned Parenthood by making a donation. Thank you so much for supporting me and PPNYC with your generosity!!!