Every year, I try to promote the Fresh Air Fund's annual marathon which is held in New York City, and this year is no exception.
The Fresh Air Fund has been helping disadvantaged inner city children have memorable and healthy summer experiences since 1877, and the Fresh Air Fund Marathon is a major fund-raiser for these important programs. In 2009, more than 5,000 children from New York City visited host families in more than 13 states, and 3,000 children participated in a special Fresh Air summer camp in rural Pennsylvania. The Fresh Air Fund also promotes career awareness for children and teenagers, has additional camping experiences for children with special needs, and many Fresh Air children participate in these programs through their 18th birthday.
To find out more about the marathon, please click here, whether you would like to register as a runner or simply make a donation to a very worthy cause with a stellar history of helping children experience the health benefits and camaraderie of a healthy and fun summer vacation.