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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All of the charities below have Charity Entries. Click on any of the listings and find out more about the charity, the work they do and how they will support you throughout your training and on race day. If you like what you read just hit the register button to inquire to the charity that you'd like to race for. You can of course register your interest with more than one charity and make your final decision later. The charities will have more inquiries than Charity Entries so you will need to convince them that you are committed to their cause and that you can raise the fundraising target to guarantee your entry. Good luck!

  • American Institute for Cancer Research

    Contact Brenda Zelada on 202.600.3018 or

    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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  • Kellsie's Hope Foundation

    Contact Joe Silhavy on 618.973.3393 or

    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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  • World Animal Protection

    Contact Jennifer Bates on 646.783.2230 or

    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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  • JDRF

    Contact Lesllie Knudsen on

    Joining Team JDRF in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series, means you are supporting type 1 diabetes (T1D) research that is making life better, safer and healthier for people living with the disease until together we have turned Type One into Type None. JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research and advocating for government support of research and new therapies. Have some fun and gather your friends to run or walk with Team JDRF to end T1D! Sign up Today!

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  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation

    Contact Stephanie Paddock on 212.509.0995 or

    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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  • Alzheimer’s Society

    Contact the Events Team on 0330 333 0804 or

    Dementia devastates lives. One in three children born today will develop it in their lifetime and too many with the condition today face it alone. But dementia won’t win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society will be there for anyone affected. Misunderstanding about dementia still exists but by joining our team you can make a real difference. You can help us to raise awareness, provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. Let's take on dementia together. United we run, united we rock, united we raise.

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  • Harboring Hearts

    Contact Missy Rahman on 866.958.2536 ext. 702 or

    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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  • The Pink Agenda

    Contact Julia Knight on 646.497.2633 or

    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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  • Shatterproof

    Contact Nancy Palo on 1-800-597-2557 or

    Run to honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a friend in recovery. Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families. Together, we can shatter the stigma associated with addiction, removing the shame felt by those struggling with this disease. Together, We Are Shatterproof!

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  • Organization for Autism Research (OAR)

    Contact Sean Flynn on

    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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  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

    Contact Jennifer Gaynor on 800-532-7667 ext. 161 or

    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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  • 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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  • Voices Against Brain Cancer

    Contact Kevin Ogborn on 215.519.9440 or

    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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  • American Brain Tumor Association

    Contact Kali Drews on 773.577.8761 or

    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 312-787-4412 or

    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 203.652.0216 or

    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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  • Project Purple

    Contact Dino Verrelii on 203.414.2716 or

    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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  • American Cancer Society

    Contact Kyra Racelis on 312.960.2346 or

    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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  • Heifer International

    Contact Amy O'Malley on 501.907.2978 or

    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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  • Parkinson's Foundation

    Contact Ashley Liebman on 646-388-7615 or

    The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson's disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.

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  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

    Contact Becky Burris on 646-352-1016 or

    Make every mile more meaningful when you join Team Challenge, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Endurance Training Program! Whether you walk or run, it’s so much more than a race. We are a community, a family united together for a purpose much larger than ourselves - to help find cures for the 1.6 million Americans living with IBD. TEAMMATES GET: professional coaching, race entry, accommodations (select events), team gear, team reception, fundraising mentor & resources...most importantly, YOU can make a difference in the fight against Crohn's & colitis.  Join the Team Challenge family today!

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  • Endure to Cure Pediatric Cancer Foundation

    Contact Jason Sissel on

    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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  • Paws Chicago – TEAM PAWS

    Contact Carrie Cihasky on 773.475.3315 or

    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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  • ALS Association

    Contact Colleen O'Farrell on 202-464-8822 or

    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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  • Team Quest - The International Dyslexia Association

    Contact Tricia Sturm on 410.561.6413 or

    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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  • TUSK

    Contact Lydia Rouse on 212.602.1588 or

    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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  • SYTA Youth Foundation

    Contact Hazel Mejia on 703.610.0241 or

    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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  • Lupus Foundation of America

    Contact Stacey Clark on 631-988-8374 or

    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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  • Blythedale Children's Hospital

    Contact Christina V. Caras on 914.831.2512 or

    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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  • Every Mother Counts

    Contact Stephanie on

    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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  • Endometriosis Foundation of America

    Contact Kimberly Tronolone on 646.854.3309 or

    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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  • Team Rubicon USA

    Contact Matt Scott on 310.906.1629 or

    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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  • Central Asia Institute

    Contact Jennifer Pearson on 406.585.7841 or

    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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  • CureNFwithJack

    Contact Jack Flynn on 404.984.3326 or

    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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  • John Wayne Cancer Foundation

    Contact Greg Graber on 949-631-8400 or

    Fight Cancer with GRIT and Walk or Run for Free! Race in honor of your loved ones and help fund pioneering cancer research, education, awareness and support to save lives.

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  • EJ Autism Foundation

    Contact Bea Huste-Petersen on 631.521.4134 or

    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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  • Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Contact Bonnie Hopkins on

    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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  • National Psoriasis Foundation

    Contact Kris Bockmier on 503-546-8389 or

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  • GirlVentures

    Contact Sahar Navid on 415.864.0780 or

    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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  • Open Hands Overflowing Hearts

    Contact Katelyn Mitchell on

    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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  • Dragon Master Foundation

    Contact Amanda Haddock on

    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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  • debra of America

    Contact Bethany Tillema on

    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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  • Marley’s Mutts

    Contact Nadine Griffith on

    Marley’s Mutts is a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, trains and re-homes death row dogs from Kern County, California's high-kill animal shelters. In addition, we utilize the rescued dogs to transform people’s lives. Through the power of the human-canine bond, we empower dogs and people to live healthy, happy and productive lives.

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  • Catch A Lift Fund

    Contact Kelly Mokashi on

    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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  • Lymphoma Research Foundation

    Contact Andrea Butler on 646.465.9104 or

    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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  • Global Lyme Alliance

    Contact Angelo Masino on 203.883.6773 or

    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

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  • Give Kids The World Village

    Contact Nicole Ryan on 407-396-1114 Ext. 4545 or

    Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free, dream vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

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  • Colon Cancer Alliance

    Contact Julie Fisher on 202.628.0123 ext. 104 or

    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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  • Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

    Contact Kendall Dempsey on 650-598-2857 or

    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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  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

    Contact Nicole Herring on 201.250.8440 or

    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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  • National Stroke Association

    Contact Betsy Hailstone on 303.754.0931 or

    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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  • Penny Appeal USA

    Contact Yasmine Hasanzadah on 202.851.2120 or

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