The TCS New York City Marathon is happening on November 4, 2018, and we’re excited to be an Official Charity Partner again this year. We have a dedicated team of athletes ready to lace up their shoes and hit the pavement in support of The Foundling and the 30,000 children, families, and individuals we reach each year.
Denis lives in Manhattan and first found out about The Foundling through his workplace. Since, he has joined our Junior Board to get more involved in supporting the work of our 30 programs. He’s been running half marathons over the past year to prep for the big race in November. Here, he answers a few questions about why he is running for The Foundling.
What motivated you to run for The New York Foundling’s team in the TCS Marathon?
I’ve been living in New York City for nearly 10 years. I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. I’ve had my moments of accomplishment and my moments of defeat. The Marathon has always been a day that I identify with being a New Yorker and the characteristics that New Yorkers possess: determination, curiosity, persistence, and much more. I know one day I will leave New York, and when I do, I want to say that for one day, I ran that city.
What makes you passionate about The New York Foundling’s cause?
My family moved to the United States from Bosnia, and when we moved here, we received help along the way. I am grateful for the programs that helped my family get settled and would like to help others have the same opportunities. While The Foundling has a different mission, their values, goals, and initiatives align with those that I was enrolled in.
What are you most looking forward to about this year’s race?
The finish line!
Why would you encourage others to support you in this race?
While I’ve always wanted to run the marathon, the fact that I have the opportunity to run it with, and for, such an amazing cause is an honor. The Foundling offers so many wonderful programs for what I believe to be for people that need it the most, children and young adults. When you support me, you support The Foundling.
Please consider donating to Denis’s campaign ahead of the marathon in November! Click here to make your gift and cheer on Team Foundling.
The New York Foundling is an official charity partner with the TCS New York City Marathon. Meet the rest of our team below: