The Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 3, 2019

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The Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation (CBTFF) was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, it was announced today by Brenda Ries. The race will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

The 2018 CBTFF TCS New York City Marathon Team

The 2018 CBTFF TCS New York City Marathon Team

"We are proud to support our team on their journey to the iconic finish line as they raise important funds to benefit our mission of supporting research that will change the statistics for the children and families facing the heartbreaking diagnosis of a pediatric brain tumor.”

The Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation (CBTFF) was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, it was announced today by Brenda Ries. The race will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

“The Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation is thrilled to be named an official charity partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Brenda Ries, Co-Founder and Treasurer of the CBTFF. “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 our mission of supporting research that will change the statistics for the children and families facing the heartbreaking diagnosis of a pediatric brain tumor.”

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.

In 2018, the CBTFF team consisted of five runners who collectively raised more than $60,000 to support the research being done at the Children’s Brain Tumor Project. 100% of the monies raised by the CBTFF offset the cost of the research being done by the Project under the direction of two doctors who were also part of the team; Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield and Dr. Mark Souweidane.

The 2019 CBTFF TCS New York City Marathon team will consist of ten runners. Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield will be back on the team to run again, and we will also have some amazing moms running in honor of their kids who have battled brain tumors. The full team will be announced on May 31st. If you are interested in running the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon with us, or if you already have your bib and want to put your miles to good use, you can learn more about becoming a member of the 2019 CBTFF team at http://www.cbtff.org/runforus2019.

“New York Road Runners is honored to have the Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation 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 CBTFF 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

About the CBTFF
The Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation is a volunteer led 501(c)3 founded by six families impacted by pediatric brain tumors. The organization is dedicated to increasing awareness of childhood cancer, and raising funds for the Children’s Brain Tumor Project, a research effort at the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center, co-directed by Dr. Mark Souweidane and Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield. The Project is “powered by families” and significantly funded through donations made by the families, friends, and supporters of the children, teens and young adults who confront the heartbreaking diagnoses of rare and inoperable pediatric brain tumors such as DIPG, Gliomatosis cerebri, AT/RT, and thalamic gliomas.

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 http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org.

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