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Immigration legal intern Domenic Canonico will run the NYC Marathon for Catholic Charities

Domenic Canonico CCNY Marathon 2021 Runner
Domenic Canonico Catholic Charities New York 2021 Marathon Runner. Photo Courtesy of Dominic Canonico

Domenic Canonico will be among the 13 participants supporting Catholic Charities who will run in the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon Nov. 7. He 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.   

I am a third-year law student at Columbia Law School, where my studies have focused on immigration, public law, and international law. I am from Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Throughout high school and most of college, I was an avid runner, and I completed my first marathon in 2013 as a charity runner in the Chicago Marathon. After a series of injuries over several years, I am really excited to complete the New York City Marathon this fall.

I chose to be a charity runner for Catholic Charities New York because I admire the organization's commitment to carrying out the social mission of the Church, and I hope to support it in that mission. I was fortunate to work as a legal intern with Catholic Charities' immigrant legal services office, so I got to see first-hand an aspect of the admirable and urgent work that Catholic Charities is engaged in. 

Help now to support Domenic's fundraiser for Catholic Charities' St. Nicholas Project.