TD Bank to Sponsor the 2019 Achilles Hope & Possibility® 4-mile Road Race in Central Park, New York City
Posted on May 28, 2019 by Brad McCabe

TD Bank and Achilles International are proud to announce the 17th Annual Achilles Hope & Possibility® 4-mile road race by TD Bank, among the world's largest road races supporting people with disabilities. The event, operated by Achilles International and New York Road Runners, will be held on Sunday, June 23, 8:30 a.m. ET in Central Park in New York City.

Inspired by The New York Times bestselling memoir, I Am the Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope & Possibility, written by Achilles board member Trisha Meilli, the race is founded on the conviction that athletic competition unites people of all abilities. The race joins the TD 5 Boro Bike Tour as the second major sporting event sponsored by TD Bank that traverses Central Park.

"TD Bank and Achilles share a deep and abiding belief in enabling people of all abilities to achieve their full potential," said Andrew Bregenzer, Regional President, Metro NY at TD Bank. "We recognize that promoting inclusion is not only the right thing to do, it also supports a more robust, innovative and productive economy for all."

The Achilles Hope & Possibility Race® is open to everyone and has attracted athletes with disabilities from around the world, including wounded veterans, many of whom have incurred multiple amputations or traumatic brain injuries from serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Among the race's most notable milestones, Prince Harry helped a wounded veteran quadruple amputee cross the finish line in 2010.

This sponsorship grows out of TD's longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion as embodied by its corporate citizenship platform The Ready Commitment, which aims to build vibrant and connected communities across its North American footprint, opening doors for people of all abilities and backgrounds to succeed with confidence in a changing world.

"As a loyal TD Bank client for over 15 years, Achilles values TD's commitment to make banking more accessible to people with disabilities," said Dick Traum, President and Founder of Achilles International. "We are thrilled to have TD Bank sponsor this landmark event, which celebrates the extraordinary capabilities and resilience of the human spirit."

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