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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  • Every Mother Counts

    Contact Maddy Wasserman on 646.918.6609

    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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  • Project Purple

    Contact Dino Verrelii on 203.414.2716

    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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  • Kellsie's Hope Foundation

    Contact Joe on 618.973.3393

    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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  • American Institute for Cancer Research

    Contact Brenda Zelada on 202.600.3018

    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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  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

    Contact Jane Hoffmann on 203.652.0216

    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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  • Voices Against Brain Cancer

    Contact Kevin on 215.519.9440

    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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  • World Wildlife Fund US

    Contact Breanna Giovanniello on 202.495.4111

    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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  • 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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  • The Pink Agenda

    Contact Julia on (646) 497-2633

    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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  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation

    Contact Laura Freeman on 212.509.0995

    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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  • World Animal Protection

    Contact Jennifer Bates on 646.783.2230

    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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  • Paws Chicago – TEAM PAWS

    Contact Jessica Killough on 773.843.4884

    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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  • Fan4Kids

    Contact Erin on 516.567.5205

    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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  • Parkinson's Disease Foundation

    Contact Ashley Liebman on 800.457.6676

    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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  • 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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  • The Hamels Foundation

    Contact Kelly on 417.988.2369

    The Hamels Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the power of education by giving them the tools they need to achieve their goals

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  • ALS Association

    Contact Colleen O'Farrell on 202-464-8822

    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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  • American Cancer Society

    Contact Kyra Racelis on 312.960.2346 or email

    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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  • Bright Pink

    Contact Brynn Draguesku on 312-787-4412

    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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  • Heifer International

    Contact Amy O'Malley on 501.907.2978

    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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  • Global Lyme Alliance

    Contact Angelo Masino on 203.883.6773

    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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  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

    Contact Nicole Herring on 201.250.8440

    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 on 415.864.0780

    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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  • Central Asia Institute

    Contact Jennifer Pearson on 406.585.7841

    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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  • SYTA Youth Foundation

    Contact Hazel on 703.610.0241

    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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  • TUSK

    Contact Lydia on 212.602.1588

    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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  • Colon Cancer Alliance

    Contact Julie Fisher on 202.628.0123 ext. 104

    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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  • Blythedale Children's Hospital

    Contact Christina on 914.831.2512

    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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  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

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

    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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  • Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Contact Bonnie Hopkins at

    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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  • Lupus Foundation of America

    Contact Stacey Clark on 631-988-8374

    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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  • Team Volken

    Contact Gabrielle on 604.593.3001

    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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  • EJ Autism Foundation

    Contact Bea on 631.521.4134

    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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  • Team Quest - The International Dyslexia Association

    Contact Tricia Sturm on 410.561.6413

    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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  • Team Rubicon USA

    Contact Matt Scott on 310.906.1629

    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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  • Penny Appeal USA

    Contact Yasmine on 202.851.2120

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  • Endometriosis Foundation of America

    Contact Kim on 646-854-3309

    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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  • National Stroke Association

    Contact Betsy on 303.754.0931

    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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