Boston/ New York – (March 3, 2015) – Joslin Diabetes Center announced today that they have been selected to become an Official Charity Partner of the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon. The race will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2015.
“Joslin is thrilled to partner with the TCS New York City Marathon as an official charity partner,” said John L. Brooks III, President and CEO of Joslin. “The TCS New York City Marathon provides a powerful platform for our passionate runners to fundraise and raise awareness for diabetes research. We are looking forward to supporting our runners throughout their memorable journeys as they train for, and ultimately achieve their goal of completing this race, all while raising critical funds which benefit Joslin’s mission of preventing, treating and curing diabetes.”
Nearly 300 official charity partners are expected to participate in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon this year.
Joslin is a preeminent diabetes organization that undertakes diabetes research, clinical care, education and health and wellness programs on a global scale. Team Joslin is a group of generous and dedicated individuals from all over the world who participate in athletic events to raise funds for Joslin. Team Joslin participants embody two essential elements in the fight against diabetes, both the spirit of giving and maintaining an active lifestyle. The funds raised through these events contribute to Joslin’s capacity to prevent, treat and cure diabetes through cutting-edge research, comprehensive patient care and pioneering education programs.
“We warmly welcome Joslin Diabetes Center as an official charity partner for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. “All of our participants are inspired to run for reasons significant and special to them, and we are especially appreciative of those who make a meaningful commitment to run on behalf of one of our official charity partners. We wish the best to all of these runners as they begin to plan and prepare for an experience of a lifetime at the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.”
The 2015 TCS New York City Marathon will feature a talented American and international professional athlete field, charity runners, and thousands of runners of all ages and abilities. More than 10,000 volunteers help to support participants across the 26.2-mile race route, which touches each of New York City’s five boroughs, and is lined with more than one million neighbors and guests. Last year, NYRR celebrated each of the 50,530 runners who crossed the finish line and made the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon the largest in the world, including the one-millionth finisher ever in the history of the event. Participants hailed from more than 130 countries and each of the 50 states.