January 19, 2015 by wilsonneelynyc
Established in 1951 as the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction, myFace works to support adults and children with craniofacial conditions. The organization seeks to provide confidence and hope, facilitating access to world-class medical and psychological care at the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (IRPS).
Over the summer of 2014, myFace held its third annual Races for Faces. The yearly event serves to raise support and awareness for craniofacial conditions, and took place on Sunday, July 20th at the scenic Riverside Park in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. A fun-filled day with a number of activities for families and children, the event offered obstacles courses, arts and crafts, games, and a raffle.
After gathering for the Races for Faces opening ceremony at 10 AM, myFace supporters, friends, and families gathered to begin their walk through Riverside Park. Beginning on 83rd Street at the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial, the route traveled up 101st Street and stretched along the waterfront before looping back around to the park, where supporters gathered for the closing ceremony at noon.