NYPD With Arms Wide Open is proud to be a Community Level Charity Partner for this year’s hybrid 2020/2021 TCS New York City Marathon – the world’s biggest and most popular road marathon!
Our 2020 team will get to pound the pavement for their commitment to the 50th Anniversary Marathon. And, through our partnership with New York Road Runners, NYPD With Arms Wide Open has five (5) spots for 2021 runners to raise a minimum of $2,500 each to fund the children of NYPD With Arms Wide Open.
Of the over 65,000 active and retired Police Officers of the City of New York, it is estimated that 15% (or 9,750 officers and families) are navigating the world of raising a special needs child.
All funds raised through our 2021 Marathon Team goes directly to MOS families in need. The ethos of With Arms Wide Open is to help NYPD families care for their special needs and medically complex children while navigating through the culture, complexities and dangers of being a cop. Health insurance provided to NYPD employees covers less and less of what special needs families require each year. WAWO has been able to provide comprehensive financial aide to families as well as establish the Detective Steven McDonald Memorial Scholarship for graduating seniors connected to the NYPD and special needs communities.
Now you have the incredible opportunity to make a difference to NYPD families in need!
Once our team fundraising pages are up and running we will post them here for you to support our incredible 2020 and 2021 runners. Check back here soon. . .
#TCSNYCMarathon on Nov. 7, 2021 will have a field size of 33,000 runners!