The Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation is proud to be an Official Charity Partner for the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon on March 17, 2019!

We envision a world where women live free from objectification and harassment.

Contribute to our team HERE

More than 600 women are assaulted each day. We need to fight back. We need to step up. We need to advocate for a world where women are safe and free to live boldly, which is what the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation is all about.

We strive to achieve this goal by providing self defense programs for women, and partnering with organizations that deliver educational programs promoting female empowerment, challenging and undermining gender stereotypes, and providing mentorship opportunities. We believe these efforts will ultimately help reduce violence against women in our society.

Our inspiration? Vanessa Marcotte - a kind, compassionate, intelligent, and philanthropic young woman who was tragically killed at the age of 27 while she was out for a run. Her senseless death fuels our continued efforts.

The application to run on behalf of Vanessa's Team can be found here.


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