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OHEL Named an Official Charity Partner in the Spring 2018 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

New York, NY, December 28, 2017 --( OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half. The race, which will take place on Sunday, March 18, 2018, will have an expanded field of some 22,500 expected runners, and will feature a completely redesigned course, taking runners on a 13.1 mile tour of iconic city landmarks beginning in Brooklyn, and finishing in Central Park in Manhattan.

Members of Team OHEL will run the United Airlines NYC Half to reach physical goals, raise awareness of OHEL’s mission on behalf of a friend or relative that OHEL serves, or participate to honor the memory of a loved one.

Longtime member of Team OHEL, Solly Elmann, ran the United Airlines NYC Half last year with his friends to honor the memory of his dear friend, Lidya Chami, who passed away just days before the race. “Doctors told Lidya she’d only have a few months to live when she was diagnosed with her illness, but she was strong enough to make it seven years. My friends and I decided to run with Team OHEL and challenge ourselves to run 13.1 miles in her memory. We carried her pride all the way to the finish line by wearing sweatbands with her name on it.”

“We are thrilled to partner with the United Airlines NYC Half, which enables our passionate Team OHEL participants, to raise critical funds for so many essential programs, including Camp Kaylie’s Scholarship Fund, which helps children with disabilities attend one of the most inclusive camp programs in the country and enjoy a fantastic summer camp experience,” said Meital Cafri, OHEL’s Event Coordinator.

“We are proud to welcome OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services as an official charity partner of the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half,” said Christine Burke, vice president of runner products and services for New York Road Runners. “Our charity partners are an integral part of the United Airlines NYC Half and provide thousands of runners dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those in need an opportunity to add meaning to their miles.”

Hit the ground running by joining Team OHEL in this NYC Half Marathon. You’ll receive guaranteed entry, Team T-shirt, swag, a personal fundraising page, fundraising and training tips, and a dedicated professional you can contact for assistance. Contact Meital Cafri at 718-686-3217 or to join our team. Those who have already secured spots in the United Airlines NYC Half are welcome to support the team’s sponsorship goals by sponsoring a member of their team or by becoming a lead sponsor.
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