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Edgar Martinez and his wife Holli raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief


In New York to run the now-cancelled NY Marathon, Martinez Foundation co-founder, Holli Martinez, and her aunt Leslie Wetherholt are coordinating an informal marathon to benefit relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.

 “We all have different reasons for running a marathon, but we chose NY because there is no other place on earth like this city. We are now running for the city, to support New York Cares in their efforts to provide resources to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

If you would like to support our fellow New Yorkers, please join us at the corner of Columbus Circle and Central Park Drive. Bring your fuel, hydration and cheering squad.  Run a marathon, or run a mile – and let’s have the most memorable run of our life,” said Holli Martinez.

Former Seattle Mariner, MLB All-Star, Edgar Martinez is in NY supporting Holli, Leslie and their growing group of determined runners.

Event Details:  Informal Marathon to benefit NY Cares

Date:               Sunday, November 4

Time:               8:00 a.m., EST

Location:         Runners will meet at Columbus Circle & Central Park Drive, and the run will continue 5x  around Central Park.


Donations to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts should be made directly to New York Cares at http://newyorkcares.kintera.org/martinezfoundation

Stay connected with Holli and the other runners through social media by following The Martinez Foundation on Twitter (twitter.com/MartinezFellows) and Facebook (facebook.com/TheMartinezFoundation). 


About The Martinez Foundation

Founded in 2008 by Edgar and Holli Martinez, The Martinez Foundation prepares and supports excellent teachers of color committed to teaching in Washington State’s highest need public schools for a minimum of three years. Martinez Fellows aim to raise expectations, accelerate learning and close the achievement gap.  Additional information on The Martinez Foundation can be found at www.themartinezfoundation.org.

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