Fred’s Team is named after Fred Lebow, a man who is regarded as the founder of the NYC Marathon and who was also a terminal brain cancer patient at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1994. Fred’s Team is special and unique in a lot of ways, one of which is that it allows its runners to designate where they would like the funds they raise to be allocated. Fred's Team is a dynamic group of first-time and veteran marathon runners with the common goals of raising funds for critical cancer research and completing a marathon. In 2008, 700 runners competed in the ING New York City Marathon wearing the orange-and-blue Fred's Team uniform. In addition, Fred's Team runners have also competed in marathons around the country and throughout the world -- in Antarctica, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, London, New Orleans, Orlando and San Francisco -- to benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.