2020 Charity Partners

We are excited to introduce our 2020 Official Charity Partners. There are many ways to support one of our partners:

1)  Make a direct donation by clicking the "DONATE NOW" button below your charity of choice.

2)  Runners and walkers can Run for a Cause and fundraise for a charity partner. Contact your charity below first for more details before you register.

2)  Not a participant? LOCATE your family member or friend and Donate to a participant who is running for cause.

 

 


2020 Charity Partners

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UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is a 244-bed, full-service children’s hospital and academic medical center. A trusted leader in pediatric health care for more than 125 years, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital consistently ranks among the top children’s hospitals in the nation. As the region’s premier resource for pediatric referrals, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s dedicated team of more than 1,300 pediatric specialists uses the most advanced treatments and latest innovations to deliver the complete range of pediatric specialty services for 700,000 patient encounters, annually. Committed to advanced care and advanced caring, UH Rainbow's goal is to provide comprehensive primary and community-based care - the kind of health care people need most - as well as access to the highest quality specialty care when necessary.  

Help support world-class pediatric care for boys and girls facing cancer, traumatic injuries, and other illnesses!  You can help UH Rainbow continue to be a leader in transforming child health in Northeast Ohio for babies, children and adolescents with critical illnesses or injuries. Give today knowing that your support will help fund care that saves children's lives.

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Prayers From Maria

Prayers From Maria was inspired by the prayers of seven-year-old Maria McNamara, who lost her battle against a brain stem glioma in 2007. While Maria was receiving treatment at St. Jude, she prayed for other sick children that she met, hoping the doctors would find a way to help them and make them better. Prayers From Maria, founded by Maria’s parents Ed and Megan McNamara of Avon Lake, Ohio, is dedicated to answering Maria’s prayers by funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for the deadliest childhood brain tumors and bringing hope to children and families who deal with the disease’s hardships. Our Planting Hope sunflower garden in Avon, Ohio, has attracted thousands and elevated awareness and fundraising for childhood brain cancer research. Our most recent $250,000 grant to Case Western Reserve University is funding cutting edge research exploring the use of nanotechnology to more effectively and less toxically treat children’s brain tumors.

Our marathon team, known as the Sunflower Striders, has raised over $100,000 in research dollars by participating in 10 marathons over the past 6 years. Participation in the Cleveland Marathon alone has raised over $65,000. Please support our team by either joining it, or by making a donation.

Email us directly:ddurbin@prayersfrommaria.org

For more information about Prayers From Maria and its impact on childhood brain tumor research, visit www.PrayersFromMaria.org.

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Empowering Epilepsy

Empowering Epilepsy

Empowering Epilepsy is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to enabling people with epilepsy to take charge of their lives. We provide free or low cost programs, events, services and support that focus on improving the mind, body, spirit and lives of people living with epilepsy and their families.

Empowering Epilepsy was founded in 2014 by a group of people in Northeast Ohio who understand epilepsy first hand. People with epilepsy tend to not talk about their seizures due to the centuries old stigma surrounding epilepsy. Our mission is to change that conversation by creating a caring community in Northeast Ohio.

We hold an annual Purple Day Party in March, an Empower Your Life Conference, and an Epilepsy Awareness Month Pottery Painting Party in November. Monthly, we hold support groups in both Cleveland and Akron that consist of an hour of talk time and an hour of free Empowering Epilepsy Restorative Yoga. 

To learn more contact Leigh@empoweringepilepsy.org.

To learn more about Empowering Epilepsy's programs and services, visit our website or join our team. You may also join our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/empoweringepilepsy!

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FMDSA

The Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America (FMDSA) has become the recognized leader in the support of Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) awareness, education and research. We achieved our goal by successfully raising funds for the purpose of awarding FMD research grants, building awareness programs, and educating the public and medical community. Fibromuscular dysplasia causes your arteries to form abnormally creating areas of narrowing or stenosis.  First diagnosed in 1938, there is still no known cause or cure for FMD.  90% of patients are women and headache and high blood pressure are two of the most common symptoms of the disease. FMD can lead to arterial dissections, aneurysms, stroke and death.

For more information on fibromuscular dysplasia or our organization please visit our website. You may also join our campaign and get started!

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundaton

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is fueled by a dedicated group of scientists, caregivers, donors, volunteers, and people with CF and their families who are united by a common goal: to find a cure for this devastating disease and help those with CF live longer, healthier lives.

Email us directly: northernoh@cff.org  

For more information about the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, visit: https://www.cff.org/NorthernOH/

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Stella Maris

Stella Maris’ mission is to provide quality chemical dependency treatment and mental health services to our community regardless of race, gender, religion or ability to pay.

For more information, please email

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Concussion Legacy Foundation

The Concussion Legacy Foundation's (CLF) mission is to support athletes, Veterans, and all affected by concussions and CTE; achieve smarter sports and safer athletes through education and innovation; and to End CTE through prevention and research. Our vision is a world without CTE, and concussion safety without compromise.

For information please go to: https://www.concussionfoundation.org

 


 

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Kirotshe Foundation

At Kirotshe Foundation, our goal is to provide opportunities to the youth of the D.R. Congo through education and athletics! We hope you will donate your used running equipment as well as soccer and basketball equipment to our cause! Educational tools are also highly encouraged and financial assistance! Anything you do to support these youth will be highly appreciated and will make a huge difference!

For information please visit: www.kirotshefoundation.org or contact:

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B Brave Foundation

B Brave Foundation exists to improve the lives of children with fatal neurological disorders.  We strive to bring comfort and reduce suffering by advocating for patients, supporting families and empowering caregivers.

B Brave Foundation was born out of empathy.  Founders Sam and Sara Scaparotti lost their son Josiah (Joey) to GM-1 (infantile gangliosidosis). Caring for a child with complex medical needs taught them about living and dying with dignity, navigating the healthcare system, and what it takes to support everyone affected by these rare illnesses. 
Please support our team by either joining it, or by making a donation.

For more information about our programs and initiatives, please visit bbravefoundation.org
Email: info@bbravefoundation.org or sarascaparotti@bbravefoundation.org

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Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center supports survivors of rape and sexual abuse, promotes healing and prevention, and advocates for social change.

The Center reaches thousands of people each year - one third of them youth - through its direct services, prevention, education, training and outreach programs in Cuyahoga County, Ashtabula County, Geauga County and Lake County.

The Center is the sole provider of comprehensive healing services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse in Northeast Ohio, and one of the oldest and largest rape crisis centers in the nation.

For more information visit https://clevelandrapecrisis.org/

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ALS Association - Northern Ohio Chapter

The Northern Ohio Chapter was founded in 1988 to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. The mission of The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. ALSA covers all the bases — patient and community services, research, public education, and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease. Our vision is to create a world without ALS.

The Northern Ohio Chapter focuses on helping local patients and families live with ALS while supporting national research and advocacy programs.

Please visit the website for more information: www.alsaohio.org

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American Heart Association

The American Heart Association’s mission is “to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.” The AHA is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites our more than 33 million volunteers and supporters as well as our more than 3,400 employees. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our size and scope let us have real impact. We have invested more than $4.5 billion in research, more than any U.S. nonprofit organization, including almost $23M locally here in Cleveland in the last 5 years.

Visit https://www.heart.org/ for more details!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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