Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Named Official Charity Partner of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 4, 2018

Partners for Hope Team Runs to Support Families Facing a Loved One’s Substance Use

NEW YORK – July 31, 2018 – The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit that supports families whose son or daughter is struggling with substance use, is proud to announce its participation in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon as an official charity partner. The race will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

Fourteen runners comprise the charity’s Partners for Hope Team. This volunteer group, many who have a personal connection to the organization’s mission, will run to raise critical funds that will help the Partnership create new resources and expand its evidence-based and customized services for families.

“This is our first year as an official charity partner in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon and we could not be more excited to take part in this unique opportunity, right in our backyard,” said Fred Muench, President and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. “We are grateful to all of our runners who are generously volunteering their time and demonstrating their running talent to help raise awareness and fundraising dollars that will benefit so many families amidst today’s current opioid epidemic.”

Here are a few members of the Partners for Hope Team:

The TCS New York City Marathon has grown from a Central Park race with 55 finishers to the world’s biggest marathon, with more than 50,000 finishers in 2017. More than 350 official charity partners will be part of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, providing thousands the opportunity to run in the world’s most popular marathon.

More About The Partners for Hope Team

The Partners for Hope Team raises critical funds on behalf of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families struggling with their son’s or daughter’s substance use. Every dollar raised on behalf of the Partnership will ensure that the nonprofit’s free, family support resources, including a Parent Helpline, one-to-one Parent Coaches, online tools and community education programs, can reach those who need them most.

Help make their collective efforts a success by supporting a Partners for Hope Team member, or by donating your time on race day with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids volunteer team. To learn how you can participate as a volunteer, please email

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