Sandy Hook charity hopes to leave mark on NYC Marathon

<p>The Sandy Hook Promise will have a fundraising team in this weekend's New York City Marathon.</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 3, 2017, 6:58 PM

Updated 2,398 days ago

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Many western Connecticut residents will be among the over 100,000 runners and spectators at this weekend's New York City marathon, which for some will take on even more meaning after this week's terror attack in Manhattan.
While some run for fun, others run to help others. This weekend, the Sandy Hook Promise will have a fundraising team in the marathon, hoping to spread a messages against violence just days after New York City was rocked by a terror attack.
The organization was founded by parents of children who were killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.
Among those supporting the Newtown charity is Joy Martini, who decided to jump back in for a good cause. She ran last year but hadn't participated in a marathon for 18 years before that.
Martini says that she thinks people will be more receptive to the group's message against gun violence after this week's events.
"The time is right, and it's right to take a meaningful stand against gun violence," says Martini. "I'm more ready and more fearless than ever."
Though the marathon is just days away, those who want to support Martini's team are able to do so through December.


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