April 4, 2013



     On behalf of the Youth and Community Services Department of New York Road Runners, thank you for producing the Eight Annual Eve Fenton Love-All Foundation Track Meet in Jefferson Park on April 4.

     The event only gets better every year, as you commandeer great educational resources and foods from across the city to ensure the 100 East Harlem children who participate have a joyful, meaningful experience. The combination of running, learning -- the Fire Truck is always a big hit -- and celebrating with a robust meal makes happy memories for kids who glow from the attention and resources you shower on them. As the event pictures so clearly demonstrate, your event really works because not only do the children have a great time, but they grow in sportsmanship, knowledge, and self-confidence, vital attributes for success in every aspect of life.

     Beyond working with the kids however, working with you is always a beneficial experience for our staff as well. Your 1000{042581f7340674940903dde6ed2aac1e43225ccf138b436d000cd211370459b2} commitment to helping disadvantaged youth, no matter how challenging their economic, medical or emotional circumstances, underscores our mission and renews our purpose. In 40+ years of non-profit work I have never met anyone more focused or determined to provide children in need with vital services. Your work bespeaks your mother’s supreme vision and the “Love-All” name you chose for your organization. Watching your resolute leadership, particularly in the midst of challenges, is an inspirational example of can-do spirit and accomplishment.

     As always, very best wishes continuing your valiant efforts on behalf of sick and underprivileged children. We salute you for placing another superb event in the books and look forward to collaborating with you on this wonderful event next year.


Cliff Sperber

Cliff Sperber, Vice President
Youth and Community Services