By Rusty McGranahan
I have raced in a number of marathons and triathlons, including two full Ironman races, but so far not one homeless person, research team, student or child has benefited from my narcissistic quest to stem the tide of middle age.
This year I am trying to be a little different and am proud to be running the New York City Marathon for Catholic Charities of New York. I have always considered Catholic Charities to be a key part of the support system in all the cities they serve and the organization is a natural extension of my family’s active involvement with our parish and the Catholic schools my three children attend – St. Ignatius Loyola and Regis High School.
To up the ante, I am making two pledges to those sponsoring me in this effort:
1) I will personally match the first $1,000 in donations on my page, and
2) I will work like crazy to achieve one of my life time goals of finishing in under 3 hours. (I have a lot of work to do on this one.)
I encourage all of my family, friends and colleagues to give something and give generously via the following link: