When Michelle Doherty moved to New York she never thought she’d be running the streets of New York.

Michelle came to New York from Co. Donegal, Ireland 22 years ago and has immersed herself into the community.

Registering for the Yonkers New York Marathon earlier this year was something Michelle wanted to do to be a part of Team Aisling.  She really enjoys running and through this team effort, of nearly 200 people running under one team, she stated “I got to  meet a lot of new friends in the community and it gave us all a challenge and a goal.”  Running has always been an escape for Michelle, to clear the mind and get out and run. 

While running and training with the team has been a great experience, she’s looking forward to getting the marathon done and dusted.  You can support her as well @ https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/TeamAisling

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. 

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 tristate area and the main provider of services for communities of Yonkers and Woodlawn.  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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