NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — About 9,000 runners were pounding the pavement in Staten Island on Sunday. But as WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, the event wasn’t just about running, it was also about raising money to benefit victims of superstorm Sandy.
Staten Island was one of the city’s hardest-hit boroughs. Twenty-three residents there died in the storm.READ MORE: Long Island Pays Tribute To Health Care Heroes And Lives Lost As Pandemic Reaches 1-Year Mark
“Today’s a day to celebrate family, celebrate Staten Island spirit,” said Mary Wittenberg, president of New York Road Runners, the organizer of the Staten Island Half-Marathon as well as the New York City Marathon, which will be held Nov. 3.