MBA Opens Doors Foundation Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 6, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2016) - New York City, NY (March 24, 2016)-The Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. The race will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

"MBA Opens Doors is thrilled to partner with the TCS New York City Marathon as an official charity partner," said Debra Still, CMB, Chairman of the Foundation and President and CEO of Pulte Mortgage. "The TCS New York City Marathon provides a dynamic platform for our dedicated charity runners to raise significant funds and increase awareness for important causes that are special to them. We are looking forward to supporting and celebrating our runners, as they undertake this rewarding journey on behalf of families trying to keep their home while caring for a hospitalized child."

Approximately 340 official charity partners will be part of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.

For most families, the fear of losing a home is second only to the sense of panic that comes with the need to care for a loved one who is suffering from a major illness - especially if they are a child. The MBA Opens Doors Foundation was developed as an industry association model for utilizing both expertise and resources to help individuals and families facing housing challenges associated with the significant cost of care for a seriously ill child.

Opens Doors is currently able to pass 100 percent of the donations it receives on to families in need of assistance. The Foundation's ongoing relationship with children's hospitals in Washington D.C., Boston, Massachusetts, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas, Denver, Colorado, and Houston, Texas identifies potential grant recipients.

"We welcome MBA Opens Doors Foundation as an official charity partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon," said Michael Rodgers, Vice President of Development and Philanthropy for New York Road Runners. "Our official charity partner program is one of the TCS New York City Marathon's most meaningful elements, providing thousands of participants with the opportunity to run for causes significant to them, while raising critical funds for hundreds of inspiring non-profit organizations. We wish the best to all of these runners as they begin their extraordinary journey to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon."

The 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will feature a talented American and international professional athlete field, charity runners, and thousands of runners of all ages and abilities. More than 10,000 volunteers help to support participants across the 26.2-mile race route, which touches each of New York City's five boroughs, and is lined with more than one million neighbors and guests. 

The 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will be broadcast live locally on WABC-TV, Channel 7, and nationally on ESPN2.

A very limited number of race spots may become available, MBA members wishing to participate should contact Nichole Wischoff at nwischoff@mba.org. To donate to any of MBA's runners, please visit: https://www.crowdrise.com/mba-opens-doors-foundation-/fundraiser/mbaopendoorsfoundation