Series Featured Charity - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

 

 

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  • The Pink Agenda

    Contact Julia Knight on Contact Julia on (646) 497-2633 or fitness@thepinkagenda.org


    TPA engages today’s generation to find tomorrow’s cure by finding, funding, and partnering with researchers and programs that are improving the lives of those suffering from breast cancer. Put The Pink Agenda on your agenda!

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  • American Institute for Cancer Research

    Contact Brenda Zelada on Contact Brenda Zelada on 202.600.3018 or b.zelada@aicr.org


    The American Institute for Cancer Research champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.

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  • Fan4Kids

    Contact Erin Johnson on Contact Erin on 516.567.5205 or erinj@fan4kids.org


    Help us in the fight to end childhood obesity and allow all children to thrive and be healthy. By joining our FAN4Kids team in the Rock and Roll Series, you will be practicing what we preach and running or walking to better the lives of the thousands of kids and families we serve while having a great time and making new fun, fit friends!

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  • EJ Autism Foundation

    Contact Bea Huste-Petersen on Contact Bea on 631.521.4134 or b.ejautismfoundation@gmail.com


    Help us at EJ Autism Foundation to "fight the mystery" of autism. Our aim is to increase autism awareness and to raise funds for programs that work with children on the spectrum.

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  • Heifer International

    Contact Amy O'Malley on Contact Amy O'Malley on 501.907.2978 or teamheifer@heifer.org


    When you run for Heifer International, it’s not how fast you finish. It’s about the lives you change along the way. Join Team Heifer to help bring communities around the world closer to ending hunger and poverty.

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  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Contact TNT Support Team on Contact the TNT Support Team on 800-482-TEAM or email teamintraining@lls.org or teamintraining@lls.org


    DISCOVER YOUR PERSONAL BEST & SAVE LIVES. Change the world while achieving your personal best by joining TNT. Your fundraising will help explore new frontiers in cancer treatments while you discover new reserves of strength and performance. While you fundraise, TNT will get you ready for your Rock ‘n’ Roll experience with expert coaches, training resources, a supportive community and world class fundraising tools. Your finish line awaits – join us!

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  • Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

    Contact Kendall Dempsey on Contact Kendall on 650-598-2857 or endurance@lungcancerfoundation.org


    BJALCF is devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education and treatment. Our overall goal is to make Lung Cancer a chronically managed disease.

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  • debra of America

    Contact Bethany Tillema on Contact Bethany on teamdebra@debra.org or teamdebra@debra.org


    The mission of debra of America is to improve the quality of life for all people living in the United States with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), their families, and caregivers through free programs and services while funding research to find a cure and treatments for EB

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  • Project Purple

    Contact Dino Verrelii on Contact Dino Verrelii on 203.414.2716 or dino@projectpurple.org


    Project Purple is a non-profit organization created to raise awareness, support patients and families affected by the disease, and fund research efforts to defeat pancreatic cancer.

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  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

    Contact Jennifer Gaynor on Contact Jennifer Gaynor on 800-532-7667 ext. 161 or jgaynor@mymsaa.org


    MSAA is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1970. Our organization is dedicated to improving lives today through ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS, their families, and their care partners.

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  • 261 Fearless

    Contact Edith Zuschmann on Contact Edith on charityrunning@261fearless.org or charityrunning@261fearless.org


    It is the mission of 261 Fearless to bring active women together through a global supportive community – allowing fearless women to pass strength gained from running and walking onto women who are facing challenges and hence sparking a revolution of empowerment. 261 is the symbol that unites us as empowered runners and walkers.

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  • World Wildlife Fund US


    Run a Rock n Roll Marathon with WWF’s Panda Nation and together we’ll tackle the biggest, toughest issues facing our planet. We’re not afraid of a challenge, are you?

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  • Organization for Autism Research (OAR)

    Contact Sean Flynn on Contact Sean Flynn on run@researchautism.org or run@researchautism.org


    Led by parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum, OAR’s mission is to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily.

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  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation

    Contact Laura Freeman on Contact Laura Freeman on 212.509.0995 or lfreeman@michaeljfox.org


    Team Fox is the grassroots community fundraising program at The Michael J. Fox Foundation. To date, over 4,000 active Team Fox members have raised over $50 million for Parkinson's research.

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  • American Brain Tumor Association

    Contact Kali Drews on Contact Kali on 773.577.8761 or kdrews@abta.org


    The American Brain Tumor Association’s (ABTA) Team Breakthrough endurance program is a Charity Partner of the Rock n Roll Marathon. Team Breakthrough raising funds and awareness to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors.

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  • Bright Pink

    Contact Brynn Draguesku on Contact Brynn Draguesku on 312-787-4412 or teambrightpink@brightpink.org


    Join Bright Pink to help save young women's lives from breast and ovarian cancer. Your run can support prevention and early detection education for women and their health providers nationwide.

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  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

    Contact Jane Hoffmann on Contact Jane Hoffmann on 203.652.0216 or hoffmannj@themmrf.org


    The MMRF is recognized as one of the most significant innovators in cancer research. The work of the MMRF is dramatically improving the outlook for patients with multiple myeloma and other cancers.

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  • Harboring Hearts

    Contact Missy Rahman on Contact Missy on 866.958.2536 ext. 702 or missy@harboringhearts.org


    Harboring Hearts is a 501c3 organization that provides financial and emotional support to heart patients and their families. The Harboring Hearts Circle of Care consists of housing, transportation and food support as well as hospital and family events aimed at easing the burden of heart disease.

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  • Endure to Cure Pediatric Cancer Foundation

    Contact Jason Sissel on Contact Jason Sissel on jason@enduretocure.org or jason@enduretocure.org


    Endure to Cure’s programs bring uplifting gifts/experiences to children in cancer treatment and help families cover uninsurable travel expenses associated with cancer treatments. Join us and be somebody’s hero today!

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  • American Cancer Society

    Contact Kyra Racelis on Contact Kyra Racelis on 312.960.2346 or email Kyra.Racelis@cancer.org or kyra.racelis@cancer.org


    We want to drive cancer into insignificance. Today 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will get cancer in their lifetimes. Together, we are a united force against all cancers.

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  • Lymphoma Research Foundation

    Contact Andrea Butler on Contact Andrea on 646.465.9104 or abutler@lymphoma.org


    The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date education about this type of cancer. The LRF mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.

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  • ALS Association

    Contact Colleen O'Farrell on Contact Colleen O'Farrell on 202-464-8822 or cofarrell@alsa-national.org


    Test your strength. Push your limits. FIGHT ALS! Grab your friends and join us for this opportunity to be a part of Team Challenge ALS!

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  • Kellsie's Hope Foundation

    Contact Joe Silhavy on Contact Joe on 618.973.3393 or kellsieskrew@aol.com


    Kellsie’s Hope was founded by Kellsie Marchbanks while battling osteosarcoma for the third time. Although she ultimately lost her battle, Kellsie’s mission lives on through her foundation. Run entirely by volunteers, Kellsie’s Hope is dedicated to helping children and young adults with cancer, especially those whose cancer has relapsed. By joining Kellsie’s Krew, you are helping fulfill its mission of providing gifts and gift trips to children suffering from cancer, promoting childhood cancer awareness and funding cancer research. With your help, we can continue to provide these wonderful children with comfort today and hope for their future.

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  • Every Mother Counts

    Contact Kristen Kirkland on Contact Kristen Kirkland on teamemc@everymothercounts.org or teamemc@everymothercounts.org


    Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. We inform and engage audiences to take action, raising funds supporting maternal health.

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  • Parkinson's Disease Foundation

    Contact Ashley Liebman on Contact Ashley Liebman on 800.457.6676 or aliebman@pdf.org


    Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s research, education and public advocacy, funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson’s through educational programs and services.

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  • Voices Against Brain Cancer

    Contact Kevin Ogborn on Contact Kevin on 215.519.9440 or kevinogborn@voicesagainstbraincancer.org


    Voices Against Brain Cancer’s (VABC) mission is to find a cure for brain cancer and brain tumors by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness, creating a brain cancer and tumor community, and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.

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  • Paws Chicago – TEAM PAWS

    Contact Carrie Cihasky on Contact Carrie Cihasky on 773.475.3315 or teampaws@pawschicago.org


    Join TEAM PAWS and become part of a community of nearly 4,500 people who, over the past 11 years, have saved more than 15,000 homeless animals.

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  • Global Lyme Alliance

    Contact Angelo Masino on Contact Angelo Masino on 203.883.6773 or angelo.masino@gla.org


    Global Lyme Alliance is the leading private nonprofit dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research and education. Learn more or donate at GLA.org.

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  • World Animal Protection

    Contact Jennifer Bates on Contact Jennifer Bates on 646.783.2230 or jenniferbates@worldanimalprotection.us.org


    Active in more than 50 countries, we end the needless suffering of animals around the world and inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better.

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  • CureNFwithJack

    Contact Jack Flynn on Contact Jack Flynn at 404-984-3326 or via email at jackflynn417@gmail.com or jackflynn417@gmail.com


    CureNFwithJack's mission is to find a cure for neurofibromatosis by funding research. With your help, we can fight devastating tumors and bring hope to children and all individuals with NF.

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  • TUSK

    Contact Lydia Rouse on Contact Lydia on 212.602.1588 or runwild@tusk.org


    Tusk’s mission is to advance innovation to protect Africa’s wildlife and natural habitat. By empowering local communities and connecting global partners, Tusk provides promising solutions to the crisis facing Africa’s wildlife.

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  • Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Contact Bonnie Hopkins on Contact Bonnie Hopkins at bh@rmhccga.org or bh@rmhccga.org


    Ronald McDonald House Charities believes that home is any place where families are together. We believe that healing happens over laughter and bedtime stories. We believe in keeping families close.

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  • SYTA Youth Foundation

    Contact Hazel Mejia on Contact Hazel on 703.610.0241 or hmejia@syta.org


    The SYTA Youth Foundation's mission is to impact youth through travel experiences, changing their lives for good! The Running for Youth Team uses long distance running as a symbol of endurance & hope.

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  • Dragon Master Foundation

    Contact Amanda Haddock on Contact Amanda at amanda.haddock@dragonmasterfoundation.org or amanda.haddock@dragonmasterfoundation.org


    Dragon Master Foundation is committed to cancer cures in our lifetime by giving researchers the tools they need to treat today’s patients and find tomorrow’s cures.

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  • Team Rubicon USA

    Contact Matt Scott on Contact Matt Scott on 310.906.1629 or scott@teamrubiconusa.org


    Help support our teams on the ground. With your help, we will be able to continue to provide the necessary assistance to the victims of disaster.

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  • Open Hands Overflowing Hearts

    Contact Katelyn Mitchell on Please contact Katelyn Mitchell at katelyn@ohoh.org or katelyn@ohoh.org


    We exist to create awareness and funding for Pediatric Cancer research.  Our hope is that in the future no child has to hear the words “you have cancer”.

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  • Blythedale Children's Hospital

    Contact Christina V. Caras on Contact Christina on 914.831.2512 or ccaras@blythedale.org


    Blythedale is New York State’s only independent, specialty children’s hospital. Serving patients from birth through age 19, Blythedale provides comprehensive care for medically complex children and support for their families.

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  • Penny Appeal USA

    Contact Yasmine Hasanzadah on Contact Yasmine on 202.851.2120 or yhasanzadah@pennyappealusa.org


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  • Endometriosis Foundation of America

    Contact Kimberly Tronolone on Contact Kim on 646-854-3309 or marathon@endofound.org


    The Endometriosis Foundation of America strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community and the public, the EFA places particular emphasis on the critical importance of early endometriosis diagnosis and effective intervention while simultaneously providing education to the next generation of medical professionals and their patients.

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  • Central Asia Institute

    Contact Jennifer Pearson on Contact Jennifer Pearson on 406.585.7841 or jpearson@centralasiainstitute.org


    Let each stride bring girls in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan closer to education. Join our team and each step becomes a pencil, a scholarship, and a dream for girls’ education.

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  • Lupus Foundation of America

    Contact Stacey Clark on Contact Stacey Clark on 631-988-8374 or clark@lupus.org


    We are devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world's cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact.

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  • Colon Cancer Alliance

    Contact Julie Fisher on Contact Julie Fisher on 202.628.0123 ext. 104 or jfisher@ccalliance.org


    Our mission is to empower a nation of advocates who work with us to offer support for patients, raise awareness of preventative measures, and inspire efforts to fund critical research.

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  • Catch A Lift Fund

    Contact Kelly Mokashi on Contact Team CAL at calrockandroll@gmail.com or calrockandroll@gmail.com


    Catch A Lift Fund is a non-profit whose mission is to get post-911 combat wounded veterans back into physical fitness with the ultimate of goal of reaching Post-Traumatic Growth.

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  • National Psoriasis Foundation

    Contact Kris Bockmier on Contact Kris on 503-546-8389 or kbockmier@psoriasis.onmicrosoft.com


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  • Team Quest - The International Dyslexia Association

    Contact Tricia Sturm on Contact Tricia Sturm on 410.561.6413 or tsturm@dyslexiaida.org


    Sign up to run for the International Dyslexia Association as a member of TeamQuest. When you do, you create a better future for every individual who struggles to read.

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  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

    Contact Nicole Herring on Contact Nicole Herring on 201.250.8440 or nicole@parentprojectmd.org


    Run For Our Sons is a program of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest non-profit organization focused entirely on Duchenne.

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  • GirlVentures

    Contact Sahar Navid on Contact Sahar on 415.864.0780 or sahar@girlventures.org


    GirlVentures' mission is to empower adolescent girls to develop and express their strengths. We run summer expeditions with a social-emotional learning curriculum based in social justice, identity, and confidence building.

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  • Team Volken

    Contact Gabrielle Steed on Contact Gabrielle on 604.593.3001 or gabrielle@volken.org


    Join Team Volken in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 10K and help the John Volken Academy provide life-skills training and job-skills development to young men in recovery.

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  • National Stroke Association

    Contact Betsy Hailstone on Contact Betsy on 303.754.0931 or bhailstone@stroke.org


    Run for the only national non-profit 100% dedicated to stroke. Join Stroke Challenge and support programs focused on education, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.

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