Our Story

St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church, located in Suffern, New York strives to make a difference in and around the communities in which our members live, work, play and worship. Our congregation is comprised of over fifty families, many of them consisting of young adults and children. Each individual, whether young or old, holds the potential to positively influence and inspire those around him or her. To develop and encourage these skills and talents, we plan events that allow our members to become active and strong members within the community. 

This year, on September 29, 2018, the members of St. Mary's will be holding its 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk at Rockland State Park in Valley Cottage, New York. The goal of this years event is to raise more money than we have ever done to support a charity. This year we have 2 well deserving charities that really depend on every single penny we can donate to them.

KERALA is home to everyone in our church and to see the massive flooding taking so many lives and have so much destruction. We want to help, so we have added The Relief in Kerala (DO FOR KERALA) as another charity we will donate ALL registration and donation money. 

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION is another foundation with a solid clear mission: To prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research. "They provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship."

All registration and donation money received from the event will be donated to all 2 of these well deserving charities. 

We hope that you will be able to come join us this fall to have some fun, be active and support a good cause! Please join us in being a part of the difference.