Greenwich resident runs NYC Marathon to raise funds for AmeriCares

Riverside resident Tom Gallagher ran in the New York City Marathon to benefit AmeriCares.

Riverside resident Tom Gallagher ran in the New York City Marathon to benefit AmeriCares.

On Nov. 3 one of Greenwich’s own, Riverside resident Tom Gallagher, could be found running in the he ING New York City Marathon where he raised critical funding and awareness for AmeriCares aid deliveries worldwide.

Mr. Gallagher was one of 18 runners on Team AmeriCares who, combined, raised more than $225,000 for the Stamford-based disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization. A runner for 30 years, Mr. Gallagher completed the race in five hours and 45 minutes.

“For some 10 years now I have been a supporter of AmeriCares and have taken the overnight trip to deliver supplies by charter plane,” Mr. Gallagher said. “The work of AmeriCares over the years has been life-changing to millions of people around the globe. So having the chance to support AmeriCares through the NYC Marathon was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Mr. Gallagher was one of 50,000 runners competing in the world’s most famous marathon. The annual race raises more than $30 million annually for more than 200 charities. For more information about Team AmeriCares, or to donate, visit Americares.org.

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