Stephen Riddick, VP of Sales and Marketing, at CSP, Inc. completed the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6th. He ran in honor of his son, William, and the care he received as a newborn in the NICU at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. As such, Stephen deemed it fitting to join a team of volunteers from one of only two children’s hospitals associated with the marathon: Boston Children’s Hospital. Stephen explained, “While BCH is geographically far from us, it is the leading children’s research hospital in the country. Advancements made in Boston impact NICU care across the globe, including our own backyard.” Stephen ultimately raised $6,500 for BCH.
The TCS New York City Marathon is the largest in the world with over 50,000 finishers and estimated 2 million spectators. It winds through all five boroughs of New York City with crowds throughout the course. It was Stephen’s first marathon, and he was proud to finish in the top 50% of all participants with a time of 4:29.
CSP, Inc.’s CEO, William Riddick, knows firsthand how much being a part of this marathon meant to his son Stephen. William states that, “I cannot be more proud of my son. It was a tremendous personal achievement and experience. The fact that Stephen was also able to raise such significant funds for a great cause, makes it even more special.”
After countless hours of training, healthy eating and staying focused on the mission, Stephen stated, “I’m humbled by the financial, moral, and competitive support I received from all of my family and friends. I’m proud to have exceeded both my fundraising and running goals. It was special to be able to run for William and infant pediatric research.”