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NYRR Chips In For Typhoon Haiyan Victims

  • By Competitor.com
  • Published Nov. 21, 2013
  • Updated Nov. 21, 2013 at 11:21 AM UTC
NYRR CEO Mary Wittenberg said her organization is trying to do its part to help typhoon victims. Photo: www.photorun.net

The governing body of the New York City Marathon is partnering with UNICEF.

According to a press release on its Web site, the New York Road Runners (NYRR) is doing its part to assist child victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

The NYRR will match the first $26,000 donated by members of the running community through the “Run for the Philippines” page on the Crowdrise Web site.

“The running community has a long history of responding to those in need, particularly around emergencies,” said NYRR CEO Mary Wittenberg.  “Another of those times is upon us. Together with UNICEF, we can immediately help thousands of families affected by the devastation in the Philippines by doing what we do best—run. We welcome everyone to join in and Run for the Philippines.”

Funds raised will got to aid organization UNICEF, which is currently providing critical relief to victims.

“The current situation in the Philippines is devastating, and UNICEF is working around the clock to help children and families affected by Typhoon Haiyan,” remarked Caryl Stern, president and CEO of U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

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