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Aleksandra Jelonek and Eddie McNelis will run the NYC Marathon for the St. Nicholas Project

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Runners. Credit: Miguel A Amutio

Meet Aleksandra Jelonek and Eddie McNelis. They will be among the 13 participants supporting Catholic Charities who will run in the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon Nov. 7. Both Eddie and Aleksandra will run in support of the St. Nicholas Project, a Catholic Charities of New York Christmas season program that provides over a thousand New York families with warm winter essentials.  

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Aleksandra Jelonek will run the NYC Marathon for Catholic Charities New York

Aleksandra is originally from Florida and has been living in New York City since college. Currently, she works for a nonprofit organization and is enrolled in Fordham Graduate School.  She is very familiar with the good work of Catholic Charities New York as she previously interned in the Refugee Resettlement Department. 

Aleksandra has only recently taken up running.  Two years ago she had a difficult time running five minutes straight. After a lot of hard work and dedication is ready to take on the New York City Marathon next week. This will be Aleksandra’s first Marathon.

Support Aleksandra through her first marathon

Eddie McNelis
Eddie McNelis will run the New York City Marathon for Catholic Charities New York

Eddie is a recent graduate of Boston College Law School from Garden City, New York. He is incredibly proud of this opportunity to run for Catholic Charities and grateful to everyone  who has contributed.

Support Eddie's run for Catholic Catholic Charities.