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Running is great for building and maintaining bone health. If you are over the age of 50 and have run a marathon before, you can apply to join our Be Bone Strong team and run in one the most famous marathons on earth – the TCS New York City Marathon! And you’ll be doing good too! 

If you were not selected in the drawing or didn’t complete the qualifier events, you still have a shot at participating. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is an official charity partner of the TCS New York City Marathon and we have two slots to fill on our team! You must agree to raise a minimum of $2,500 to be part of our team. We’ll provide moral support, fundraising tips, training tips, and lots of promotion to help you reach your fundraising goal!

NOF is the nation’s only health organization dedicated solely to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones and promoting strong bones for life. We are focusing on Marathon runners over the age of 50 to raise awareness about the importance of healthy, active aging and maintaining bone strength throughout your life.

The fundraising:

We support you with access to an easy-to-build online fundraising page that you can use to track your progress. We can help provide content too. Once it is set up, you send the fundraising page link to your friends and family and post it to your social media networks to spread the word and get donations!

Be Bone Strong:

We’ll provide you with the official NOF Be Bone Strong team t-shirt, an invitation to a team dinner before the marathon, and online and webinar training tips from our team captain, Bone Health Ambassador, and experienced marathoner, Barbara Hannah Grufferman – http://www.barbarahannahgrufferman.com/.

For more information, call Claire Gill at 703-647-3025, or via email at claire.gill@nof.org with 2018 NYC Charity Entrant in the subject line.
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