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Charity Partner in 2014 Boilermaker


March 05, 2014


Syracuse, NY

Make-A-Wish® Central New York Chosen
Charity Partner in
2014 Boilermaker Road Race

Syracuse, N.Y. – Make-A-Wish Central New York is pleased to announce that they have been chosen one of the eleven Charity Partners for the Boilermaker Road Race and will offer 50 runners a chance to participate in the 2014 Boilermaker Road Race as part of the race’s charity bib program.Boilermaker 2014

Runners must commit to raising a minimum of $500 in support of Make-A-Wish Central New York to claim one of the 50 bibs available and add meaning to their miles. Bibs may be used for either the 15K or 5K race. The Boilermaker Road Race takes place on July 13, 2014.

Registration opens on Monday, March 10th at 9AM. For more information on how to register through Make-A-Wish Central New York, visit the organization’s website at

In addition to Make-A-Wish Central New York, the ten other charities include; ACR Health, Cardiac Research at Masonic Research, Central New York Veterans Outreach Center, CNY Susan G Koman for the Cure, Food Bank of Central New York, Friends of the Arc Foundation, Sitrin Health Care Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Central New York, Upstate Cerebral Palsy, and Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. See for more information.Utica Boilermaker

Last year’s 15K Boilermaker Road Race, which took place in Utica, NY on July 14, 2013, sold out in record time, reaching its 14,000 capacity in just three days. The charity bib program is agreat way for runners to get in the race and add meaning to their miles. The program also adds to the race’s elite status by making it the first 15K in the country to include a charity running partner program.

“We are so honored that Make-A-Wish has been chosen for a second year in a row as a charity partner with such a well know and sought after 15K road race. In addition, we know many people signed up for the race last year before the charity partner option was announced, who would have run for a charity. I am certain several of last year’s runner will join Make-A-Wish again this year, because it was so rewarding to run the race and to raise money that is used to grant magical wishes,” said Diane Kuppermann, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central New York.

As part of its partnership, Make-A-Wish Central New York is again funding a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to one Utica area high school senior or recent graduate who has demonstrated a commitment to serving the community. In addition, Make-A-Wish Central New York will award a $500 prize to one male and one female runner who raise the most funds for the organization.

Incorporated in 1985, Make-A-Wish Central New York, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to granting special wishes to children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish has granted nearly 1,500 Wishes since its inception. In granting a favorite wish, Make-A-Wish strives to provide the wish child and family with extra-special memories of joy and laughter. A wish offers a welcome respite - a time for nothing, but fun!

Make-A-Wish continues to “bring the magic of a wish” to special Central New York kids because of the generous support of the central New York community both individuals and corporations throughout the fifteen county region it serves. The counties being served are: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins.

For more information on Make-A-Wish and to learn how you can become involved, call (315) 475-WISH (9474) or (800) 846-WISH (9474) or email: Visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Press Contact

Dyana Smolen
PR / Communications Manager
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY  13057

Phone : (315) 475-9474
Fax : (315) 475-9476

Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 475-9474
Toll Free (800) 846-9474