Running for Brittany

In October 2021, a sudden and life-changing event shook the lives of Brittany McCarthy and her loved ones. At just 21 years old, Brittany tragically lost her life to a ruptured brain aneurysm.  Her family and friends came together to raise awareness about brain aneurysms and support preventative research in Brittany’s honor.

Brittany McCarthy

A Tribute to Brittany: The Run/Walk Fundraiser

Brittany’s family and friends organized a remarkable event in Staten Island that not only celebrated her strength but also aimed to make a difference in the lives of those affected by brain aneurysms. The Brittany McCarthy 5K and 1-Mile Walk served as a tribute to Brittany and all individuals impacted by this challenging medical condition.

Uniting for a Purpose

One of the most inspiring aspects of the event was the coming together of a community, united by a shared goal: raising Brain Aneurysm Awareness. Participants from all walks of life, young and old, seasoned runners and first-time walkers, joined forces to make a meaningful impact. It was a beautiful demonstration of how a community can rally together to support a common cause. 


🏃‍♀️ 55 Runners 

🚶‍♂️ 29 School Walkers 

🚶‍♀️ 80 Walkers Checked In 

🏃‍♂️ 13 On-Site Run Sign-Ups

Honoring Brittany’s Memory

The event not only raised awareness but also contributed to funding preventative research, a crucial step in saving lives from brain aneurysms. Brittany’s memory lived on as participants took each step, knowing that their efforts would help prevent others from experiencing the same challenges she faced.

A Remarkable Achievement: Over $20,000 Raised

The success of the Brittany McCarthy 5K and 1-Mile Walk was nothing short of extraordinary. Through the collective dedication and generosity of participants and supporters, the event raised over $20,000. These funds are a testament to the unwavering commitment to preventing brain aneurysms and advancing research.

A Brighter Future Ahead

As we look back on this remarkable event, we also look forward to the impact it will have on brain aneurysm prevention. Brittany’s story serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of awareness, early detection, and research in combating this silent and potentially deadly condition. The funds raised will continue to drive progress in these critical areas, bringing hope to countless individuals and families.

Thank You

To all those who participated, volunteered, and supported the Brittany McCarthy 5K and 1-Mile Walk, thank you for your incredible dedication to this important cause. Your efforts have made a significant difference and will continue to do so in the fight against brain aneurysms.

Brittany’s memory lives on through your actions, and together, we can strive for a future where fewer lives are impacted by this devastating condition.




Max’s ESCA Restaurant

Montalbano’s Pool & Spa

PinkTie Charities

Richmond Appliance

*Supreme Burger Company

The Zenna Family Foundation


Lennie’s Contracting, Inc.

Pastosa Ravioli

*Prime Kitchen Pizza


All Tech Investigations / Elite Security

Bocelli Ristorante Inc.

Canlon’s Resturant

Christina’s Petstyles

*Daniella Bellas Fashions Inc

*Four Seasons Automotive

*Frank Bruno Agency

*Lee’s Tavern

*Louis L. Buttermark & Sons, Inc.

Met Food

*Nicole Zappala Coldwell Banker

Not Just Bagels

Partners in Sound Productions

SI Spirit

*The Grant City Tavern

*denotes NEW SPONSOR for 2023

*Mark Vogt & Complete Race Solutions Team: for running the event seamlessly start to finish

*Sophia Condon: for her beautiful rendition of the National Anthem

*John & Express Imprintables Team: for creating our custom tee-shirts, swag bags, signs, banner & trophies

*Coach Brown, Assistant Coach Grusky & New Dorp High Track Team 

*New Dorp High Health Science Academy Students

*CSI College Girls Softball Team

*Coach Haxari & CSI Cheerleaders

*Coach Aguinaldo & Curtis High Track Team


1ST PLACE MALE Dave Michaels: 17:58 

1ST PLACE FEMALE Riley Tefft  23:23   

2ND PLACE MALE Dean Grusky  18:21

2ND PLACE FEMALE Julia Calvo  25:15

*KUDOS to Brittany’s twin sister, Ashley McCarthy, for ranking 3rd in her age group!

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