Gladney Center for Adoption Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 1, 2015

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Gladney Center for Adoption is an official charity partner of
the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon. The race will take place on Sunday,
November 1, 2015.

“The Gladney Center for Adoption is thrilled to be involved with
the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon as an official charity partner,” said
Frank Garrott, President of the Gladney Center. “The TCS New York
City Marathon provides a powerful platform for our passionate charity
runners to raise funds and awareness for a cause that is close to their
hearts. We look forward to supporting our runners throughout their
memorable journeys as they achieve their goal of completing this race,
all while raising critical funds which benefit Gladney’s mission
of creating hope and brighter futures through adoption.”

Nearly 300 official charity partners are expected to participate in the
2015 TCS New York City Marathon this year. Gladney is proud of our team
running on behalf of the mission of adoption (named below). In addition
to being dedicated runners, they all share a special connection to the
Gladney Center and have been personally impacted by adoption. As a
result of these special connections, they are all part of the Gladney
Family. Gladney is grateful for their hard work and dedication to being
our advocates and participating in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.

Gladney Center for Adoption’s team:
Colleen Christi Willett; Jersey
City, New Jersey; Gladney Mom
Keith Martin; Pine Grove,
Pennsylvania; Gladney Dad
Ashley Johnson; Fort Worth, Texas;
Gladney Birth Mother
Lisa Stevens; Portland, Oregon; Friend of
Bethany Keller; Boston, Massachusetts; Friend of Gladney
and Relative of a Gladney Staff Member

“We warmly welcome the Gladney Center for Adoption as an
official charity partner for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon,” said
Michael Rodgers, Vice President of Development and Philanthropy for New
York Road Runners. “All of our participants are inspired to run for
reasons significant and special to them, and we are especially
appreciative of those who make a meaningful commitment to run on behalf
of one of our official charity partners. We wish the best to all of
these runners as they begin to plan and prepare for an experience of a
lifetime at the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.”

The 2015 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. Last year, NYRR celebrated each of the
50,530 runners who crossed the finish line and made the 2014 TCS New
York City Marathon the largest in the world, including the one-millionth
finisher ever in the history of the event. Participants hailed from more
than 130 countries and each of the 50 states.

The 2015 TCS New York City Marathon will again air live locally on ABC7
and nationally on ESPN2.

About the TCS New York City Marathon

The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road
Runners (NYRR) and the largest marathon in the world. Held annually on
the first Sunday in November, the race features the world’s top
professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and
charity runners. The race began in 1970 with just 127 entrants running
four laps around Central Park, and expanded citywide in 1976. In 2014, a
record 50,530 runners from 130 countries toured New York City’s five
boroughs, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows
Bridge, and running through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, and
the Bronx, before ending in Manhattan at the iconic Central Park finish
line. More than one million spectators line the city streets to cheer on
the runners, while millions more watch the live television broadcast in
the United States and around the world. The race is part of the Abbott
World Marathon Majors, a series featuring the world’s top
marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York—and
crowning the top professional male and female marathoners of the series.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services,
consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner
of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. To
learn more, visit

About the Gladney Center for Adoption

Since 1887, over the course of Gladney’s
history, we have seen hope lived out through more than 30,000 babies,
children from U.S. foster care, and children from orphanages around the
world, whose lives have been enriched by Gladney adoptions; hope
fulfilled from birth
, who placed their babies safely and embarked on a new start
to life; and hope of a new generation for adoptive parents, who wrapped
their arms around newly adopted children. The Gladney Center for
Adoption is a place where hope is born.


Gladney Center for Adoption
Jennifer Lanter, 817-896-5968
President, Communications