YBG runners are going 26.2 miles to help find families for kids in foster care.
YGB was planning to run the marathon this year - with 5 charity runners. It was going to be a big year - the 50th anniversary of the New York City Marathon. Then Covid19 hit, and rightfully, the marathon event was cancelled.
Our charity runners are fundraising this year to help support YGB’s critical mission – they are also planning to run through their own personal events and the 2021 marathon.
YGB works with the most vulnerable youth other agencies have deemed too difficult to place in families. These youth are older, LGBTQ and have been in the system for a long time and/or have mental or behavioral health issues. Placement can be extremely difficult and takes time – typically 18-36 months – but the end result is priceless when YGB successfully connects youth to a family. It is a powerful gift that lasts a lifetime.
Join Our Believers Team
We know not everyone can run the TCS New York City Marathon but there are lots of ways to join and support our team to raise awareness of the urgent need for families to older kids in foster care.
Supporters made videos and shared their talents to root on You Gotta Believe runners and shared on social media. Donate a $1 for every marathon mile our runners faced – so $26 to support You Gotta Believe!