Kathy and Seamus Galvin are running the hills of Yonkers, New York to raise funds for fellow emigrants like themselves.

The running duo will take part in the 2018 Yonkers Half Marathon on October, 21st. Kathy and Seamus are both from the west of Ireland (Crossmolina, Co.Mayo and Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon) and have been living in the states for a number of years. They are running the Yonkers Half Marathon to raise funds for the Aisling Irish Community Center in Yonkers which is one of the largest Irish immigrant resource centers in the tri-state area.

They are the not the only ones running for the Aisling Irish Community Center. Kathy and Seamus joined Team Aisling, which now has over 160 runners competing in the 5K, the Half Marathon and the Marathon.  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. 

Kathy and Seamus are no strangers to running and started running ten years ago. Earlier this year the couple took part in the Paris Half Marathon. Seamus who’s turning 50 this month said they “both are very passionate about running and have developed a great love for it”. Seamus also added that “they have loved being part of the Team Aisling journey and have met so many new friends who are all running to support their fellow emigrants”.

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. 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.

If you would like to support Kathy and Seamus efforts in running for the Aisling Irish Community Center, you can make a donation by clicking on this link.

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Seamus and Kathy Galvin