First Candle Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon

First Candle was named an Official Charity Partner for the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon, taking place on November 6. First Candle will be among the 500 official charity partners providing thousands of runners the opportunity to run in the world’s most popular marathon. 

This year, First Candle has 20 bibs for people who would like to run with the charity and help raise money.

“We are incredibly honored to be selected once again as an Official Charity Partner for one of the most prestigious running events in the world,” notes CEO Alison Jacobson, “For so many of us who have experienced the death of our babies, running in the marathon is a way of honoring them.  For others it’s an opportunity to raise awareness for the leading cause of death for babies that claims 3,600 lives every year.”

“The TCS New York City Marathon serves as one of the world’s largest fundraising platforms supporting hundreds of charities and philanthropic efforts,” said Christine Burke, Senior VP of Strategic Partnerships, NYRR.  “We are very proud to support the First Candle team and the incredible impact they have made in communities across the country as they raise important funds to educate families on the life-saving safe sleep guidelines.”

The NYRR Official Charity Partner Program offers an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to raise funds to support their missions and services. Participating charities can offer guaranteed entry to runners who fundraise on their behalf.

Since its inception in 2006, the TCS New York City Marathon Official Charity Partner Program has raised more than $400 million for more than 1,000 worthy nonprofit organizations across the globe. Prior to the start of the official program, the New York City Marathon had served as an outlet for individual philanthropic runners since the 1980s.

To apply to be a part of Team First Candle, visit