On October 21, Sean Moore will be running in the 2018 Yonkers Marathon.  

Sean grew up in Dublin, the Northside Ballymun Area and now resides in Yonkers, NY.  He started running about 14 years ago when he ran in the Aisling Center’s spring 5K. 

Sean’s running story did not start until he was 40 years old where his first run was slow and with some walking.  He was not a runner in school, but would now encourage anyone that is thinking about getting fit to try running. 

Start with a 5K and continue slowly.  He progressed to the 10K, then a half and finally the full marathon.  He recommends running as a way to enjoy the natural beauty of the parks and reduce stress. 

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He has now completed several marathons and says “there is a great feeling when you finish and race you have trained.  The Aisling Center is providing a great help to all with the Yonkers 5K, half marathon and the marathon. It will be a great day in Yonkers.”

Now in its 93rd year, it is the second-oldest marathon in the United States.  The Yonkers Marathon is one of the toughest marathons in the East. It starts in downtown Yonkers then through a hilly course along the beautiful Hudson River.

Sean is a member of Team Aisling, which is now over 160 strong.  The team is a charity-based team with a common goal, to take part in the Yonkers marathon, create awareness and raise funds for its vital programs and services. 

Sean was inspired to join Team Aisling to support the great work being done in Yonkers and the Bronx area, from feeding the homeless to supporting the young Irish that needs help.  

Aisling Irish Community Center provides resources and a community respite to the Bronx, Yonkers, Queens and the entire tristate area. Over the years, the role of the Center has evolved into a fully-fledged social services organization catering not only to the Irish and Irish-American population but also to the community at large.

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Aisling Center is one of the largest Irish immigrant resource centers in the tri-state area and the main provider of services for communities of Yonkers and Woodlawn. 

Monies raised will help fund the Aisling Irish Community Center’s Mental Health Programs including; free and confidential counseling services with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Life Coach with extensive mental health experience in supporting individuals, children, families and groups.  Services are provided at the center, off-site and via phone and email, all aimed at providing a comfortable and private experience. 

In addition, we cover a health and wellness campaign in the Irish/Irish American community and a suicide prevention program targeted at the entire community. Monthly workshops on mental health issues are ongoing, issues including; depression, domestic violence, drug and alcohol dependency, and suicide.

The center provides an Irish arts and culture program including classes in Irish language, music and dance; assistance with employment & accommodation; services for Senior Citizens; various classes for adults and children and weekly AA meetings.  Our educational, cultural and welfare programs/services benefit over 900 people each week.   

The Irish Volunteers for the Homeless program is a weekly feeding program, delivering food to the homeless at numerous locations throughout New York City.

Volunteers are welcome to join the group at any time.  For more information; 914-237-5121, www.aislingcenter.org

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