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These are our newest members of TeamBRC, running in the 2022 TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 6th, 2022. They come from all over the metro area, to give a hand up to those reclaiming their lives from homelessness, mental illness, and addiction. Please help us say thank you and support them on their journey!

TeamBRC is part of our BRC Champions community who are dedicated to supporting BRC’s mission and the nearly 10,000 New Yorkers the organization serves through vital programs and services. Champions plan or participate in various volunteering, fund and awareness raising activities benefiting the organization.

BRC is extremely proud of our 2022 runners, and we want you to meet them! Below we've featured each with a quick statement of why they are running this year's race for BRC.

Please join us in supporting their runs!

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Adrian

"I’m running for BRC because I believe in their organizational mission of helping folks experiencing homelessness on the street. As someone who has previously worked on street outreach efforts, I can think of no better organization to support with my feet. BRC is a key partner for the City and State of New York in trying to end street homelessness, and I want to do my part in supporting that goal."

Ally

"I am running for Team BRC because of the amazing work they do for the NYC community. They work tirelessly to help individuals on their path to living happier, healthier, and more self-sufficient lives. The opportunity to run through this beautiful city while fundraising for an organization that supports its people is a dream come true."

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Ashley A.

"I'm so excited to get to run for a cause like BRC. It's so clear that NYC struggles to find the appropriate help for all those struggling with homelessness so to be able to raise money and awareness for an organization working toward such an important goal is very fulfilling. It helps motivate me in my training and in life and I'm looking forward to being a part of such an worthwhile cause!"

Ashley K.

I am looking forward to visiting New York City and running the marathon with an amazing group of people. I am traveling over from Australia and I am grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to a local NYC organization. Contributing to the BRC Team and helping people experiencing homelessness in New York City will be a great achievement.

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Brittany

"I'm running for TeamBRC because I truly believe in their mission. This organization has also provided me support when I have gone through hard times myself. I am proud to run for something I believe will help others!"

Evan W.

"I’m running for BRC because I believe in their organizational mission of helping folks experiencing homelessness on the street. As someone who has previously worked on street outreach efforts, I can think of no better organization to support with my feet. BRC is a key partner for the City and State of New York in trying to end street homelessness, and I want to do my part in supporting that goal."

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Evan K.

"I'm running for TeamBRC because having lived in New York for the last five years I've seen how the attitude towards and supports for the unhoused and those with mental illness has continued to deteriorate. I've witnessed first hand many tense and unfortunate situations on the trains and I think homelessness is one of the biggest issues impacting safety and well-being. Not enough resources are being dedicated to giving the unhoused, especially those grappling with mental illness and addiction, the supports they need. Many strategies currently include offering somebody a place in a shelter for just one night but a longer term support system is needed to help get people back on their feet. BRC's mission lays a strong foundation for the many people facing this complex set of needs."

Iona

"I’m really excited to run the NYC 2022 marathon with the BRC Team as it is a fantastic opportunity to support a local organization helping people experiencing homelessness in New York City. Running the marathon with the BRC Team will not just be a huge personal achievement, but also will give me the change to engage more in the work and outreach activities of BRC."

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Karly

"I'm running the 2022 NYC Marathon with Team BRC to help New Yorkers experiencing homelessness reclaim their lives.  BRC demonstrates a strong commitment to the community through the access they provide to holistic, comprehensive care, their client-centered strengths-based approach to treatment, and their innovative evidence- and needs-based approach to managing the individual needs of each person they set out to help.  Having lived in New York City for 8 years, it's easy to see how dismissive our city can be towards those experiencing homelessness, a reality I hope to help change.  One of BRC's assessment centers is located in my neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, which transitionally shelters those who have recently become homeless, serves as a member of my community.  My husband Max joined BRC's Leadership Council in 2021 and his work and passion towards the mission has been inspiring.  Running the NYC Marathon has been a dream of mine for a long time, and I could not think of a better way to accomplish this goal than to do so while raising awareness and necessary funds for such an integral part of my community and New York City at large. "

Khephren

"Running alone versus running with a team makes a huge difference in encouragement. BRC builds a network of support and offers a hand-up to our residents of NYC who are tackling their hardest challenges alone. Being a part of TeamBRC means our donations will go towards providing a team to countless numbers of clients, creating pathways to programs and services with lasting effects on their lives."

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Matthew

"I've enjoyed working with Nicole Clare and Daughry Carstarphen on the BRC's new 1727 Amsterdam project. I also run recreationally with Khephren Spigner who has run with BRC before. I'd love the opportunity to support BRC's amazing work thru running"

Taylor

"I've always wanted to run the NYC marathon and I would love to be able to run it while simultaneously raising money for a good cause that's dealing with homelessness in NYC, an issue near and dear to my heart as a NYC tenant."

Thank you to all our TeamBRC members, and all those supporting their run.

For More Information on TeamBRC's participation as a Charity Partner of the 2022 Marathon

From all of us at BRC

thanks for your continued support!