The Bell Center Named an Official Charity Partner of the2023 TCS New York City Marathon
Birmingham, Alabama, March, 1, 2023—The Bell Center has been named an Official Charity Partner for the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, November 5. The Bell Center will be among more than 550 official charity partners providing thousands of runners the opportunity to run in the world’s biggest and boldest marathon.
The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the city’s most anticipated and iconic annual sporting events, attracting runners and spectators of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities from around the world. More than 50,000 runners are expected this year after the race returned to full capacity last year.
The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs, located in Birmingham, Al, offers life changing therapy to infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delay. The Bell Center operates in transdisciplinary teams, which include a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist, and an early childhood special education teacher, to work on each child’s goals and provide for their specific needs.
For over 20 years, The Bell Center paired with a local Birmingham marathon for its BellRunners program, which is designed to motivate and support participants who agree to raise $100 per mile for The Bell Center. The program pairs a participant with a child who is receiving life-changing early intervention therapies at The Bell Center, and the runner trains and raises funds in honor of that child. For the first time ever, The Bell Center is going to extend this program to the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon. If you are interested in running the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon as a BellRunner, apply at thebellcenter.org.
“The Bell Center is so excited and proud to be an official charity partner with the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon as we incorporate our highly successful BellRunners program with the world-renowned brand of The TCS New York City Marathon,” said Jeannie Colquett, Executive Director, The Bell Center. “I can’t wait to see our BellRunners hitting the streets of New York City in all 5 Boroughs!”
“The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the most exciting days of the year and thanks to our incredible charity partners it is also one of the most impactful and purposeful sporting events in the world,” said Christine Burke, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, NYRR. “New York Road Runners is proud to support the The Bell Center team and the incredible impact they have made to their communities as they raise important funds to benefit The Bell Center is dedicated to maximizing the potential of children from birth to three years of age who are at risk for developmental delay.”
The NYRR Official Charity Partner Program offers an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to raise funds to support their missions and services. Participating charities can offer guaranteed entry to runners who fundraise on their behalf.
Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program has raised more than $460 million for more than 1,000 worthy nonprofit organizations across the globe. Prior to the start of the official program, the New York City Marathon had served as an outlet for individual philanthropic runners since the 1980s.
About The Bell Center
The Bell Center is dedicated to maximizing the potential of children from birth to three years of age who are at risk for developmental delay. Since 1984, The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs has provided quality early intervention services in a center-based program in Birmingham. Here, infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delay receive services from transdisciplinary teams which include a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist and an early childhood special education teacher as each child works on specific individual developmental goals. For more information, visit https://thebellcenter.org
About New York Road Runners (NYRR)
NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, virtual races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features a wide population of runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.
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