I am very excited to annouce that on November 3rd, I will be running in the New York City Marathon!
This is my first marathon, and this year, I’m running not just for the experience but also in support of a great organization, The New York Foundling. I was introduced to The Foundling last year through my wonderful girlfriend who has been a Junior Board member and volunteer for the past few years.
Each year The Foundling helps over 30,000 children and families across New York City and in Puerto Rico, with a focus on serving youth in foster care and the child welfare system, preventing abuse and neglect, caring for individuals with developmental disabilities, educating young parents, and so much more. You can learn more about them on their website, www.nyfoundling.org.
My goal is to raise $3,000 to support The Foundling by October 15th - Just $20 can make a difference! If you feel moved by the work they are doing, and want to help me support them, consider making a contribution to my fund.
To get things started, I'll be donating at least $300 over the next few months, and I'll be spending more time volunteering with The Foundling over the course of this year.
You can also donate by check, mailed to The New York Foundling, 590 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011 or online here. In either case, please be sure to note that your gift is in support of Ryan Dougherty's marathon fund.
All the best and thank you!
The New York Foundling is an official charity partner for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. Like The Foundling, this race is a New York City fixture, and we are so proud to be a part of it!
This year is even more special for us as we are celebrating our 150th Anniversary! From our bold beninnings in 1869, The Foundling has suported over a quarter million children, adults and families on their own paths to stability, strength and independence.
To learn more about The New York Foundling and other events we have in store this year, please visit www.nyfoundling.org