Catholic Charities of Fairfield County (CCFC) Board Director Marilyn Hart ran her 11th NYC Marathon on November 5th. But this time, she hit the pavement to raise funds for Catholic Charities, an organization that’s dear to her.
Hart set up a Crowdrise account with the goal of raising $2600. Why did she want to raise funds for this particular agency? “CCFC the largest private social services provider in the county, with programs that include soup kitchens, food pantries, early childhood education, housing and mental health. The state has cut funding to all organizations, but the need still exists and continues to grow,” she explained.
In true Catholic spirit, Hart stopped to help a woman who had fallen, losing 17 seconds off of her target time in the process. But she wasn’t disappointed with her finish saying, “The running is the easy part, taking care of so many people is the challenge.”
If you’d like to help Hart reach her goal, you can donate at: www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/marilyns-15th-marathon.