The Aisling Irish Community Center in The Bronx showed in force on Sunday that every step makes a difference.

On Sunday, April 15th, hundreds of runners and walkers braved the cold Sunday morning on Katonah Avenue to show their support for Aisling Irish Community Center. The Annual 5K Walk & Run was held in memory of Pauline Boylan-Coll. Smiling faces of all ages warmed the streets of Woodlawn and Yonkers, with volunteers cheering them along the way!

This is a fitting tribute to Pauline and provided an opportunity for her friends and the community to honor her happy spirit and bravery, to recall her laughter and friendly personality. Pauline was taken from this world too soon, but left an unforgettable legacy.

The proceeds of the 5K funds to keep our current programs, services and classes including;

- the Homeless Feeding Program - Free Counseling, Mental Health and Social Services

- Seniors Young at Heart Program

- Irish Cultural Arts; Language, Music & Dance

- Educational Classes, Plus Employment & Accommodation Resources

As well as a few new programs and services to the center this year including; The QPR Suicide Prevention Training and the Foroige Leadership for our teens.

The 5K started and ended at the Rambling House Bar and Restaurant who donated the restaurant space, staff and nourishment for all participants.

Many thanks to this year’s Sponsors including; Major Sponsors; The Rambling House, Eurotech Construction and James Trading Company Green Sponsors; Eclipse Contracting, Empire City Casino, GC Warehouse and JT Magen & Company Inc. Start & Finish Sponsors; Country Bank and Reiken Construction Water Sponsors; Brickens Construction, Inc., In Memory of Ira Goldman, McGowan Builders Inc., Neil Weinrib & Associates and St. Barnabas Church Fitness & Music Sponsors; John Mackey Insurance Brokers, St. Johns Riverside Hospital and Catholic Charities.

Donations for the event can be made HERE

Find out more about the Aisling Irish Community Center, call the center at 914-237-5121 or email info@aislingcenter.org. Follow us on FACEBOOK, Twitter and Instagram.

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Start line fun at the Aisling Irish Community Center's 5K.