Marie Blum, Fund Development and Communications Coordinator
For Immediate Release
International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 3, 2019
New York, March 11, 2019—International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, it was announced today by ISS-USA Executive Director Julie Rosicky. The race will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
“ISS-USA is thrilled to be named an official charity partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Julie Rosicky, Executive Director of ISS-USA. “The TCS New York City Marathon provides a unique platform for thousands of dedicated runners to pursue their goals while raising awareness for causes that are close to their hearts. We are proud to support our team on their journey to the iconic finish line as they raise important funds to benefit vulnerable cross-border children and families in need of social services.”
More than 400 official charity partners will be part of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, providing thousands the opportunity to run in the world’s most popular marathon.
ISS-USA’s team of five runners will raise funds to support ISS-USA’s mission to connect vulnerable children, adults, and families, separated by an international border, to the services and support they need.
“New York Road Runners is honored to have ISS-USA joining us as an official charity partner for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Christine Burke, vice president of runner products and strategic partnerships for NYRR. “Taking on the five boroughs of New York City while raising funds and awareness for important causes is truly inspiring. We are proud to support the efforts of the ISS-USA team, and all of our charity runners, and wish them the best of luck as they begin their journey to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon.”
Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon official charity partner program has raised $310 million, including $40 million at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. For more information on the official charity partner program, please visit: https://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/plan-your-race/run-for-charity
Founded in 1926, ISS-USA is a member of a global network of social work agencies and providers in more than 120 countries. ISS-USA works with more than 1,000 families each year to locate family members, discover important documents, visit homes, and assess communities for information that helps reunite families and provide long-term permanency arrangements in the best interest of children. For more information, please visit http://www.iss-usa.org.
About the TCS New York City Marathon
The TCS New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world and the signature event of New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world’s premier community running organization. The race is held annually on the first Sunday of November and includes over 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to runners of all ages and abilities, including 10,000 charity runners. Participants from over 125 countries tour the diverse neighborhoods of New York City’s five boroughs—Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan. Race morning also features the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon, a race within Central Park that ends at the marathon finish line. More than one million spectators and 10,000 volunteers line the city’s streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the globally televised broadcast. The race is a founding member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which features the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York. 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 49th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 3, 2019. To learn more, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.org.