LIVESTRONG Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

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LIVESTRONG Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 1:25pm

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NEW YORK, March 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ — The LIVESTRONG Foundation was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. The race will take place on Sunday, Nov. 6.

“The TCS New York City Marathon provides a dynamic platform for our dedicated Team LIVESTRONG runners to raise significant funds and increase awareness in honor and in memory special people in their lives,” said LIVESTRONG President Greg Lee. “We are looking forward to supporting and celebrating our runners throughout their memorable journeys, and are forever appreciative of their fundraising efforts that benefit the fight to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now.

Approximately 340 official charity partners will be part of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.

“We welcome LIVESTRONG as an official charity partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Michael Rodgers, Vice President of Development and Philanthropy for New York Road Runners. “Our official charity partner program is one of the TCS New York City Marathon’s most meaningful elements, providing thousands of participants with the opportunity to run for causes significant to them, while raising critical funds for hundreds of inspiring non-profit organizations. We wish the best to all of these runners as they begin their training for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.”

The 2016 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. 

The 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will be broadcast live locally on WABC-TV, Channel 7, and nationally on ESPN2.

About the TCS New York City Marathon
The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the largest marathon in the world. Over 1,000,000 people have finished the race since its first running in 1970 with just 127 entrants and 55 finishers running four laps around Central Park. The race expanded to all five boroughs in 1976 and is now in its 40th year as a five-borough affair. Held annually on the first Sunday of November, the race features 50,000 runners including the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. Participants from over 125 countries tour the city, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and running through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx before ending in Manhattan. In 2015, the inaugural NYRR Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon gave young runners the opportunity to run 1.8 miles of the race course in Central Park, beginning near mile 24 and finishing at the famed TCS New York City Marathon finish line. More than one million spectators and thousands of volunteers line the city streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the live television broadcast in the New York area on WABC-TV, Channel 7, nationally on ESPN2, and via various international broadcast partners around the world. The race is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which features the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York—and crowns the top professional male and female marathoners each year. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. The 46th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 6, 2016. To learn more, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.com.

About the LIVESTRONG Foundation
The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. For 19 years, the Foundation has been a voice for cancer survivors and has directly served more than 3 million people. A pioneer in the field of survivorship, LIVESTRONG remains a world leader in providing direct services to cancer patients and survivors, advocating for policies that enhance their quality of life and conceiving partnerships that create access to programs across the country. Since 2007, the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program has made a return to fitness and well-being possible for more than 34,000 survivors in 450+ YMCA locations. Working with the University of Texas’s Dell Medical School, the Foundation is building the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes to put people affected by cancer at the center of designing and delivering cancer care, education and research.

If anyone you know needs cancer support, please visit LIVESTRONG.org/WeCanHelp. For more information about our programs please visit LIVESTRONG.org.

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