NEW YORK, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit that supports families whose
Fourteen runners comprise the charity's Partners for Hope Team. This volunteer group, many who have a personal connection to the organization's mission, will run to raise critical funds that will help the Partnership create new resources and expand its evidence-based and customized services for families.
"This is our first year as an official charity partner in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon and we could not be more excited to take part in this unique opportunity, right in our backyard," said Fred Muench, President and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. "We are grateful to all of our runners who are generously volunteering their time and demonstrating their running talent to help raise awareness and fundraising dollars that will benefit so many families amidst today's current opioid epidemic."
Here are a few members of the Partners for Hope Team:
The TCS New York City Marathon has grown from a Central Park race with 55 finishers to the world's biggest marathon, with more than 50,000 finishers in 2017. More than 350 official charity partners will be part of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, providing thousands the opportunity to run in the world's most popular marathon.
More About The Partners for Hope Team
The Partners for Hope Team raises critical funds on behalf of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families struggling with their son's or daughter's substance use. Every dollar raised on behalf of the Partnership will ensure that the nonprofit's free, family support resources, including a Parent Helpline, one-to-one Parent Coaches, online tools and community education programs, can reach those who need them most.
Help make their collective efforts a success by supporting a Partners for Hope Team member, or by donating your time on race day with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids volunteer team. To learn how you can participate as a volunteer, please email mailto:email@example.com.
About the Partnership for Drug-Free KidsThe Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is committed to helping families struggling with their son's or daughter's substance use. We empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved ones need and deserve. On our website, drugfree.org, and through our toll-free helpline (1-855-DRUGFREE), we provide families with direct support and guidance to help them address teen substance use. Finally, we build healthy communities, advocating for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction. As a national nonprofit, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the public sector and are thankful to SAG-AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity. We are proud to receive a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, as well as a National Accredited Charity Seal from The Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance.
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