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Microsoft employees to run New York City Marathon for Camp Korey
This Sunday, 40 Team Korey members — including some Microsoft employees — will gather to run in the New York City Marathon to raise awareness and funds for the Carnation-based nonprofit, Camp Korey.
Named in honor of Korey Rose, a vivacious teen who lost his battle with bone cancer at age 18, Camp Korey helps thousands of children restore their childhood through therapeutic recreation. Children who participate live with illnesses such as mitochondrial disease, cerebral palsy and craniofacial differences. The time spent with other campers is often the only time when they’re surrounded by children with similar conditions.
Over the past five years, the team has raised more than $800,000 in support of Camp Korey through running, cycling, climbing and other athletic and community events. Funds raised help to provide the opportunity for more children living with these life-altering conditions to attend Camp Korey.
Last year, Team Korey members, along with thousands of other runners, were unable to participate in the New York City Marathon due to the cancellation caused by Hurricane Sandy. However, the team chose to help organize a small race in Central Park to give those who had trained for months an opportunity to run.
To date, Team Korey has raised nearly $145,000 toward this year’s goal of $180,000 before race day.
Supporters can help the team reach their goal and provide the Camp Korey experience to more children in the Northwest by donating at www.campkorey.org/teamkorey/nyc. Funds raised will help Camp Korey serve more than 3,000 children, at no cost to their families, this year alone.