Congratulations on a successful finish for TEAM ICL! Runners Tyric Cuff, David Kamnitzer, Deena Smith and Anthony Rodriguez took to the streets on Sunday, November 3rd at the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on behalf of the 10,000 New Yorkers ICL serves each year. The runners reached each fundraised on behalf of ICL’s programs and services.

The Institute for Community Living would like to sincerely thank all of our dedicated runners and their supporters for their kind generous donations, moral support and belief in services that our agency provides.

All the runners on Team ICL and those who cheered for them on the sidelines joined together in solidarity for ICL’s cause. Through ICL, people are gaining the strength and ability to overcome profound challenges and obstacles, achieve goals and reach their fullest potential – simply put, they’re getting better with us.

So in the spirit of the giving season, what are our runners most thankful for?

Tyric Cuff: “I’m thankful that ICL taught me how to listen, not just with open ears but with an open heart. Helping others is one of the reasons I ran in the marathon.”

David Kamnitzer, ICL Senior Vice President, Adult Mental Health Services, Brooklyn: “I’m thankful to have completed the marathon for the third time with amazing people from TEAM ICL. It was an incredible experience and I cherished every moment.”

Deena Smith: “I’m thankful that I was able to run and raise money for an organization that I value and hold in such high regard.”

Anthony Rodriguez: “I’m thankful for the opportunity to run in the NYC Marathon. It’s very difficult to get in on your own. This was a lifetime goal I can now check off my list.”

Again, thanks to all for your dedication, ongoing support and helping people get better with us!

We look forward to seeing you involved in next year’s race.