The TCS New York City Marathon represents the best of New York—when all New Yorkers come together to support each other and cheer on their neighbors. For the seventh year, United Way of Long Island was selected as a charity partner for the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon.
United Way of Long Island’s Team Mission United runners finished the 26.2- mile course, raising over $32,000 in support of U.S. military veterans and their families on Long Island. Every runner has their own unique story for why they run.
Robert Keylon of Bellerose
Robert, a certified architect at Bobby K Architects and volunteer EMT/firefighter, clocked in at five hours and 17 minutes. After being inspired by David Goggin’s Can’t Hurt Me, Robert was inspired by how resilient the human body is and took on the challenge of running marathons. Through running, he believes people can learn a tremendous amount of information about their mind, body, and soul. “I ran the 2023 New York City Marathon with Team Mission United to show his gratitude for our veterans and their sacrifices to our country.”
Since 2016, Team Mission United has raised more than $200,000 for veterans through runners’ participation in the TCS New York City Marathon. To participate in this once-in-a-lifetime race, each Team Mission United member made a minimum fundraising commitment of $3,000.
“We couldn’t be prouder of all the work our runners have put in throughout these past twelve months,” said Theresa A. Regnante, president and CEO of United Way of Long Island. “Our veterans across Long Island are collectively grateful for Team Mission United’s support to live healthy and productive lives and build brighter futures.”
Thank you Team Mission United, Premier Veteran Supporter Sands New York, and all our sponsors for helping United Way of Long Island connect veterans and their families to local services and resources that provide the support they deserve. If you’re looking to join Team Mission United in 2024, visit www.unitedwayli.org/TMURaceApplication.
About United Way of Long Island
United Way of Long Island advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on three key building blocks: health, education, and financial stability. United Way invests in community partnerships to help our most vulnerable and at-risk residents through organizations and programs that grant equitable access to resources and services across the region. For more information about United Way of Long Island, visit www.unitedwayli.org, call 2.1.1 or follow on Facebook, LinkedIn, X, and Instagram.