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Sunnyside Resident Organizing Fun Run, Aims to Raise Funds For the Homeless


Jan. 23, 2015 By Christian Murray

A Sunnyside resident is organizing a one mile fun run as part of her quest to raise funds for the Coalition for the Homeless.

Leonor White, who is originally from Spain, is planning to hold the event on May 31st and has already received the permits necessary from the NYPD to use the streets.

The event will start outside Lou Lodati Park on 43rd Street. Runners will then follow Barnett Avenue through to 52nd Street before finishing at Skillman Ave (44th Street). White aims to get 250 runners to participate.

“I think that this is a great way to bring the community together,” White said. “It is also a way to remind everyone of how many adults and children are homeless.”

White plans to make the event a competitive race as well as a fun run.

She said that there will be an adult race as well as one for children (below 16 years of age) .

Meanwhile for most, she said it will be a fun run or walk.

White said that there will be a nominal charge to participate—expecting it to be between $5 and $10.

Those funds will go toward the homeless. She is currently reaching out to local businesses to see whether they will help sponsor the event, which would generate additional funds to go toward the homeless.

She encourages others to get involved in helping put the race together. She can be contacted at

Race map
Leonor White (second from left

Leonor White (second from left)

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Lou Minati

Hopefully some of it will go to the homeless that live in their cars down 43rd street outside the old Pathmark (now Food Bazaar) parking lot.


it should go to getting that disgusting spitting bum off the streets once and for all. Every morning I wake up hoping he’s a human icicle, every day I’m disappointed.


Your bad energy isn’t needed here. Instead, harness it to help the conditions that create people who are like him, marginalized, and possibly with mental health and other issues, have a safe place to be.


I’m all for htis. But, before i commit. what does “for the homeless” entail? Where is the money going? Is the money staying in the sunnyside/woodside area to help out the local homeless community?


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