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Patient AirLift Services (PALS) Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon

Farmingdale, NY, March, 30th, 2022 — PALS was named an Official Charity Partner for the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon, taking place on November 6. PALS will be among the 500 official charity partners providing thousands of runners the opportunity to run in the world’s most popular marathon. 

For the 7th year in a row, PALS will participate in the TCS New York City Marathon to raise much needed funds for our mission connecting families to medical treatment. We are eager to cheer on team as they course through the five boroughs of New York City this November. We are excited to have recurring PALS’ marathon runners, a few of our very own volunteer pilots, and some first-time marathon runners.  Together, they will set out to reach a fundraising goal of over $120,000 to impact families in need of free medical flights to get to the life-saving care or treatment, as well as military personnel and other compassion assistance such as our Humanitarian flights.

“Like NYRR, we are inspiring patients, veterans and their families to never give up, and to put one foot in front of the other to keep moving forward! By accessing top doctors and specialized programs throughout the country, we are empowering and giving hope to families in need. We are honored to be selected as an official charity partner for 2022, and proud to support our dedicated team of runners. Go team go!”
Donna Collins
PALS' Executive Director

“The TCS New York City Marathon serves as one of the world’s largest fundraising platforms supporting hundreds of charities and philanthropic efforts,” said Christine Burke, Senior VP of Strategic Partnerships, NYRR.  “We are very proud to support the PALS team and the incredible impact they have made to their communities as they raise important funds to benefit their state of the art programs. PALS’ mission is to provide free flights for people who need to travel for medical care; military personnel and their families traveling for recovery and rehabilitation; and humanitarian efforts in the event of natural or man-made disasters. 

The NYRR Official Charity Partner Program offers an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to raise funds to support their missions and services. Participating charities can offer guaranteed entry to runners who fundraise on their behalf. 

Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program has raised more than $400 million for more than 1,000 worthy nonprofit organizations across the globe. Prior to the start of the official program, the New York City Marathon had served as an outlet for individual philanthropic runners since the 1980s. 

About PALS

Established in 2010, PALS is an award-winning and nationally recognized leader in the field of charitable aviation. PALS’ mission is to provide free flights for people who need to travel for medical care; military personnel and their families traveling for recovery and rehabilitation; and humanitarian efforts in the event of natural or man-made disasters. With service throughout the eastern United States, PALS alleviates the economic barrier of transportation for individuals in need providing more than 25,000 critical flights to date. In 2022, PALS is on track to complete more than 2,800 flights across all its programs. To learn more, visit https://palservices.org

About New York Road Runners (NYRR)

NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, virtual races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features a wide population of runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.


Patient Airlift Services
Brook Leighton
(c): 631.316.8837
(e):  Brook.Leighton@palservices.org

NYRR Media Relations
Trina Singian
(c): 646.457.8953
(e): tsingian@nyrr.org


You have the power to make critical flights happen

To help a child battling a medical illness get a free flight to a doctor who can save their life. To connect a wounded veteran with a service dog. When you donate to PALS SkyHope, you support people fighting for their lives, and pilots using their skills for the greater good. SkyHope pilots have flown more than 30,000 free missions, lifting the burden for families. With your help, the sky’s the limit for how many missions we can fly and how many lives we can impact. Help us continue to make these flights possible

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