NEW YORK, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Diabetes nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1 has been named an Official Charity Partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. 2019 will be Beyond Type 1’s third consecutive year running NYC, fielding a team of 30 runners each living with Type 1 diabetes.
The Beyond Type Run team will race through the five boroughs of New York City on November 3, 2019 to inspire those impacted by the chronic, autoimmune disease around the globe. They’re on a mission to raise awareness and funds for Type 1 diabetes as ambassadors for nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1.
“With the generous support of Dexcom and Tandem Diabetes Care, we have an opportunity to bring together an amazing group of runners and elevate their voices and stories. Beyond Type Run is designed to show our community and the world exactly what it means to live beyond Type 1 diabetes,” said Beyond Type 1 CEO Thom Scher.
Beyond Type Run is made up of 30 runners with a combined 385 years of experience living with Type 1 diabetes. The team will be co-captained by Rhone CEO and Co-founder Nate Checketts along with NASCAR driver Ryan Reed.
“This team is full of people who are great examples of what you can do with diabetes, and to be a team captain of a group of people like that — this is just unbelievable. I hope people find inspiration in what we’re doing. Just because something is hard, it doesn’t mean that you can’t do it,” said co-captain Ryan Reed.
More than 400 official charity partners will be part of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, providing thousands of runners the opportunity to run in the world’s most popular marathon.
“New York Road Runners is honored to have Beyond Type 1 joining us as an official charity partner for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon,” said Christine Burke, vice president of runner products and strategic partnerships for NYRR. “Taking on the five boroughs of New York City while raising funds and awareness for important causes is truly inspiring. We are proud to support the efforts of the Beyond Type 1 team, and all of our charity runners, and wish them the best of luck as they begin their journey to the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon.”
“Type 1 diabetes can be challenging, but Beyond Type 1 shows that it doesn’t have to be limiting. As a board member of Beyond Type 1, I am thrilled to co-captain this team with Ryan and to run alongside an inspiring team of people, to show that we can live beyond this disease,” said team co-captain Nate Checketts.
Beyond Type 1’s 2019 Beyond Type Run team is made possible with support from lead sponsors Dexcom and Tandem Diabetes Care. The team is also supported by apparel sponsors Alala and Rhone, equipment sponsors MedAngel and Withings, and research partners T1D Exchange and Tidepool.
Meet the full team and support their efforts: beyondtype1.org/beyond-type-run