Comfort Zone Camp is proud to be an official charity partner of the TCS New York City Marathon! 

Through our partnership with New York Road Runners, we have 8 teammates who are running the full marathon and fundraising for Comfort Zone Camp!

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Meet The Grief Relief Teammates

Lindsay Clay: The reason I am running the TCS New York Marathon for Comfort Zone Camp is because I have seen the impact that Comfort Zone Camp has had on people around me as well as my community. I want use running to raise awareness to an important cause, and the children that CZC supports are very important to me, and deserve to have hope! Read more about Lindsay’s story…

Alana DiMartino: After my father passed away suddenly when I was 7 years old, running became a healthy outlet for me to cope. I continued to foster this passion of mine and it became a way for my family and I to bond with each other. Shortly after my father’s passing, I became a camper at Comfort Zone Camp-this camp provided me with the tools I needed to heal and grow from such a traumatic event. I made long-lasting friendships and even came back as a Big Buddy to help campers grieve healthily. Comfort Zone has provided me with skills I will use for the rest of my life, and I cannot wait to provide this opportunity to more children who need it by raising money! Read more about Alana’s story…

Caitlin Fabrocini: As a School Counselor and CZC volunteer I want to ensure our magical and healing weekends are available at no cost to our grieving families for many years to come! I believe Comfort Zone Camp is making the world a better place to grieve, heal, and grow! Read more about Caitlin’s story…

Beth Farr: I am running because I want to help more children experience the joy, community, and healing powers of CZC! I want kids to know they are never alone in their grief journey. Read more about Beth’s story…

Kerry Masucci: Since losing my father, running helped me work through my thoughts, feelings, and emotions in my grief. This upcoming year will mark a decade since I lost my father. Running the 2023 New York City Marathon with the Comfort Zone Team feels like the perfect way to honor him, his life and an organization that means so much to me. Read more about Kerry’s story…

Maddy McNiff: I have chosen to run the TCS NYC Marathon for Comfort Zone Camp because it has made a direct impact on my life, and I want to give children the same opportunity I had in dealing with grief. I will be running in memory of my mom. Read more about Maddy’s story…

Niki Russo: Running the NYC marathon is something I never could have imagined doing, but with the support of Comfort Zone Camp and all the friends that met through CZC made me believe I have the ability to do this. The only thing that makes running the NYC marathon even more special is being able to do this not just in memory of my dad but also in honor of him and his belief of living life to the fullest. Read more about Niki’s story…

Hayden Mitchell: I will be running the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon in honor of my teammates and brothers Lavel Davis Jr., D’Sean Perry, and Devin Chandler. It is my hope that this fundraising process will help do its part in keeping their stories and their memories alive forever. Read more about Hayden’s story…


Do you already have a guaranteed entry?

You are still welcome to join us! For a reduced fundraising commitment, you can join our team, meet great people, and help support grieving children. Email Krista at kcollopy@comfortzonecamp.org to learn more.

Questions? Contact: Krista Collopy, Regional Camp Director at kcollopy@comfortzonecamp.org or Jenn Baratta, NY/NJ Director of Development at jbaratta@comfortzonecamp.org