Race To Top Of The Rock Raises $750K For MS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Nearly 1,000 people withstood the pain of running 66 flights to the “Top of the Rock” on Sunday for the “Climb to the Top” drive at Rockefeller Center.

Runners were raising awareness for Multiple Sclerosis and raised around $750,000 for research.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck asks why one runner is participating

Marine petty officer Chris Delaney of Long Island was running for both service members overseas and his friend Trisha McKennan. During his run, he was also wearing a full uniform with a 60-pound vest.

“The way I look at it my brothers and sisters can be overseas living in a desert, doing what they gotta do over there. If I gotta endure 20 minutes over here to bring attention to what they do and also to raise awareness for MS for my friend Trisha, that’s what it’s all about,” Delaney said.

Firefighters also joined in the race with many wearing 100 pounds of gear stuck to their backs.

  • chris Delaney

    I gave right rank and branch. He even recorded it but typical reporting they get it wrong but what they did get right was our mission of awareness

  • Joe

    Chris is a Coast Guard Petty Officer. There is no such thing as a Marine Petty Officer.

  • waylon

    Who wrote this article? It appears to be a NYC public school student. A marine petty officer? And aren’t Trisha and McKennon the same person?

    • NYCFuddyDuddy

      Good catch on the rank — Either the reporter misunderstood and thought the guy was in the Marines when he really is in the Navy, or the guy gave the reporter the wrong information. However, I’m not sure about your second point, unless the article was edited since you read it.

  • karen s

    good luck to all the participants in this fundraiser, and a big shoutout to marine chris delaney, and the firefighters wearing all that extra gear. the good that people do for others helps shove to the side the evil side of humanity. taking steps for others is good for the spirit/soul. the services & research you support truly appreciate what you do.

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