Support Team NYJL!

January 1, 1970

This Sunday, November 1, a group of 15 NYJL volunteers will run the TCS New York City Marathon in support of the New York Junior League! These women have committed to training for the 26.2-mile journey while raising funds to support the NYJL. Team NYJL has a collective fundraising goal of $59,000 – all of which will support the charitable activities of the NYJL. During the next few days, we will be showcasing these incredible women and sharing a little bit more about each of them.

TCS New York City Marathon - Team New York Junior League NYJL - Anna Fields
TCS New York City Marathon - Team New York Junior League NYJL - Christine Flach
Anna Fields, Active
Golden Tree committee
“This experience has taught me that anything I set my mind to, I can accomplish. Hard work and dedication will allow me to make all my goals in life a reality.”
Christine Flach, Sustainer
Crisis Intervention committee
“I am running the marathon on November 1 to build better communities in NYC through the New York Junior League. I am so inspired by the impact of the NYJL!”
TCS New York City Marathon - Team New York Junior League NYJL - Barbara Kulesza
TCS New York City Marathon - Team New York Junior League NYJL - Chelsea Wheeler
Barbara Kulesza, Active
FUNdraisers committee
“This experience has made me appreciate the NYJL in a whole new way. Until now I volunteered for the NYJL because I wanted to make a difference in other people’s lives and now I feel like the NYJL is making a huge difference in my life by helping me achieve one of my goals; running the New York City Marathon.”
Chelsea Wheeler, Active
External Communications committee
“This process has taught me that with enough dedication and determination, I can do way more than I think I am capable of. I’ve never run a marathon before, but as my training miles accumulate, I become more confident about my running and my ability to accomplish any personal and professional goals that intimidate me.”
TCS New York City Marathon - Team New York Junior League NYJL - Caroline Ackerson SUPPORT CAROLINE
Caroline Ackerson, Active
External Communications committee
“I am really grateful for everyone’s generosity.
I can’t wait to cross the finish line and show all
my donors that I took their contributions seriously!“

In addition to making cash gifts to these runner’s individual fundraising campaigns, NYJL volunteers are encouraged to support Team NYJL in the following ways:

    • Team NYJL Celebratory Brunch
      Join us on Saturday, October 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the NYJL’s Astor House for a celebratory marathon send-off brunch. President Stacey Lawrence Lee will recognize each of the runners for their dedication to this important fundraising campaign and Team NYJL Run Coach Jess Underhill will highlight the team’s commitment to training for one of the world’s premier marathons. Tickets for the October 31 marathon celebration brunch are still available for $35 and include a complimentary welcome bloody mary or mimosa. This event is open to all NYJL volunteers along with their friends and family.
    • Team NYJL Cheer Stations
      The runners look forward to seeing NYJL volunteers at three cheer stations this Sunday. Please sign up to cheer and receive membership credit:

All cheer station volunteers will be sent an email with detailed information on cheer station locations, a Team NYJL Lookbook complete with the runners’ photos and the estimated times that the runners will pass by each cheer station. Team NYJL runners will be wearing a white shirt with the green NYJL logo on the front. Many thanks to the Junior Junior League and Affiliation committees for making signs for our cheer stations.

Our Team NYJL runners have taken on a huge commitment – training for and running a marathon in addition to fundraising for our beloved NYJL. Thank you for showing your support!

Strengthening the families of the greater New York area.

The New York Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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