Ridgefield resident and Danbury podiatrist Paul Betschart has teamed up with Sandy Hook Promise and will run in the 2019 New York City Marathon on Nov. 3 to help raise funds for the cause.

“The platform of ending gun violence, regardless of politics, is important to support,” said Dr. Betschart.

He will run the 26.2-mile marathon to support the families of those who have lost loved ones to gun violence and will raise money to support the efforts of Sandy Hook Promise.

A donation page has been established for those in the community that would like to support his effort.

Dr. Betschart is also having a raffle for his patients old and new who can make donations as well as a variety of thank-you gifts for donations of different amounts. For more information, call or visit his office for more details at 203-791-0466.

“Any amount donated is helpful and greatly appreciated, thank you in advance,” Dr. Betschart said.