New York Needs You Runs the NYC Marathon
The 2012 New York City Marathon was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy. The New York Needs You event at the Bowery Hotel has been cancelled as well. We will reach out to you if we can reschedule the event once recovery efforts for hurricane Sandy are further along and our network, neighbors, and the NYNY Fellows have the resources they need.
We are enormously grateful for your continued support of our work and for the impressive efforts of Robert, Keith, Josh, Melissa, Nasir, PJ, Will, and Gabrielle in their preparation for this marathon and fund raising on behalf of NYNY. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by recent events and we look forward to seeing you as soon as possible!
Just five years ago, Robert Reffkin, New York Needs You Founder and Board Chair, began a mission of running 50 marathons, one in each state, with the goal of raising $1 million for NYNY and the other nonprofits that helped him achieve success. The 2012 ING Roadrunners NYC marathon on Nov. 4th will be Robert’s 50th and final marathon towards this goal, and he is less than $100,000 away from reaching his financial goal. To help him reach the finish line, five NYNY volunteers—Melissa Kinckle, Keith Putnam-Delaney, Nasir Qadree, Josh Weissenstein, and Will Yu—have formed Team NYNY and will join Robert in running the NYC Marathon, in addition to raising $10,000 each.
Please join the New York Needs You community and Team NYNY in supporting Robert in his 50th marathon!
Get Your Team NYNY Gear Today!
Support Team NYNY by purchasing an American Apparel t-shirt or track jacket featuring the NYNY logo! Track jackets ($40) are navy with white piping, and the NYNY logo on the front left shoulder. T-shirts ($17) also have the NYNY logo on the front left shoulder and on the back read "Why Be Wanted When You Can Be Needed?" with the NYNY URL printed underneath the text.
Every purchase counts toward the fundraising total of Team NYNY. Wearing your t-shirt and track jacket will help us spread the word about New York Needs You! Please email Chika Anoliefo at email@example.com to order your Team NYNY gear.
The Wall Street Journal Running for a Cause
Robert Reffkin rarely slows down. The 30-year-old New Yorker, a vice president in Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s private equity arm, has run a marathon a month for the past two years and is halfway through his goal of hitting one marathon in every state. Read more >
Northfield News One in a Million
January 08, 2011
Robert Reffkin knows what has helped make him the man he is today. A man who at just 31 years old, leads a hectic but successeful life working investments on Wall Street. Sounds like the stereotypical type-A individual who drove himself to the top on his very own, but it's not. Read more >