The cancellation of the New York City Marathon has far more implications than initially meets the eye: Runners and their families have foiled plans, yes, but the consequences extend even further. The event typically raises up to $34 million in revenue for charities, many of which depend on the annual event for funding. Here’s a list of charities affected, with links to information on how to donate:
Camfed helps fight poverty by educating and empowering girls in rural communities throughout Africa.
Fred’s Team participates in marathons and allows members to create events all over the world to support lifesaving cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
The Lower East Side Girls’ Club provides a place where girls and young women can grow, learn, have fun and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world.
North Shore Animal League is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization.
Proniño provides homeless, drug-addicted children in Latin America a permanent home and the tools they need to start a new life.
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance works with the City of New York and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues, cultural events and environmental exploration.
Team Boomer helps people with cystic fibrosis to incorporate exercise into their everyday lives and provides an avenue for individual athletes in a variety of sports to raise money for cystic fibrosis.