BCNY Updates

BCNY in the NYC Teen Race of Hope

May 19th, 2024

BCNY members, families, and staff joined racers and supporters from across New York City at Pier 76 for the Teen Race of Hope hosted by Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF). The race functioned to raise awareness about teen mental health and depression, with all proceeds going towards research for depression.  

Abbe Youth Leadership Council members and Boy of the Year candidates, including Bryan and Ethan, spearheaded the sign-up initiative for Team BCNY, fundraising for the last several Family Fridays. At the event, Bryan and the Ruiz-O’Donohoe family, among others, got ready to run the 5k as part of Team BCNY’s race crew. At the race’s end, families, members, and staff celebrated with one another for coming together to defeat depression.  

We are proud of our community for actively creating and maintaining a place where all boys and young men can feel safe to express and nurture their mental health.