The Vic Coppinger Family YMCA, a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility, has been selected as the official Charity Partner for the 2019 Pearland Half Marathon.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to build a partnership with the Vic Coppinger Family YMCA through the funds raised from the Pearland Half Marathon," said Lauren Smith, president of iRun Productions, LLC. "The Pearland Half Marathon and the Vic Coppinger Family YMCA share a common mission to encourage health and wellness and to support the fast-growing community of Pearland."
For over 130 years, the YMCA of the Greater Houston Area has been a place where people can find hope, fellowship and healing. They know that positive change comes about when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors, staying true to their mission, values and purpose of helping persons grow in spirit, mind and body.
"As a leader in preventive health, the YMCA offers a broad range of research-based programs that target specific health issues and we are committed to offering the education and support needed to help those in our community regain control of their health," said Suzanne Murray, Center Executive Director of the Vic Coppinger Family YMCA. "By teaching necessary lifestyle changes, we aim to prevent chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes and reduce the incidence of obesity in our youth. We are excited to partner with the Pearland Half Marathon to encourage our community to embrace a healthy lifestyle."
In the Greater Houston area, 26 YMCA facilities, one overnight camp and hundreds of program sites nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the city's health and well-being and provide opportunities for individuals to give back and support neighbors.
About the Pearland Half Marathon
The Pearland Half Marathon & 10K are set to take place on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Registration prices will increase on March 18, 2019. Sponsorships for all levels are also now available.