2021-22 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.

For more information please visit the website.




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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.

For information on how to join our team email: Michele Hearns at info@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 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!






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/




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Stella Maris

Proud Charity Partner of the Cleveland Marathon, Stella Maris, The Star of the Sea, became refuge for men dubbed by newspaper headlines as “derelict and debauched” and “skid row bums.” Homeless, down and out men were assured three meals, a prescribed course of treatment, and the camaraderie of other alcoholics looking to give up the bottle. Stella Maris’ mission has never changed, we provide quality chemical dependency treatment and mental health services to anyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, or the ability to pay. With 20 detox beds, and close to 100 recovery beds, we are expanding our ability to serve those in our community who are seeking our support and personalized care. We provide both inpatient and outpatient care to those willing to further their treatment, with a focus on 12-step recovery.

Contact us to learn more at info@stellamariscleveland.com or 216-781-0550.







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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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!






The Inclusioneers organization is purposed for the charitable mission to provide inclusive engineered solutions that (a) are ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant, (b) are designed by mentor engineers that volunteer from local businesses and student engineers that volunteer from local colleges, (c) bring accessibility to public facilities, public events and (d) provide independence and mobility to individuals with developmental disabilities, empowering people of all abilities in the Summit County community.

Please support our team by either joining it, or by making a donation. For more information please visit www.inclusioneers.org.
Contact us directly at:
Mike Firtha, Inclusioneers President 



Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland

Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland is a 501(c)3, volunteer run organization established in April 2020 with the mission of providing the animals taken in by Cleveland Animal Care and Control (CACC) with medical care and enrichment during their time at the kennel, preparing them for adoption into loving homes, and creating opportunities for potential adopters to get to know them as the great family members they were meant to be. Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland is CACC’s  primary fundraising partner. CACC is the exclusive beneficiary of the Friends’ fundraising efforts. 

Join the Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland Team!
Questions can be directed to: Beth Heffner, friendsofcitydogscleevents@gmail.com

Website: https://friendsofcitydogscleveland.com/ 




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University Circle, Inc.

University Circle Inc. is the nonprofit that advocates for and manages the services and development of University Circle, one of the most spectacular one-square mile neighborhoods in the nation that is home to the cultural, educational and medical institutions that represent Cleveland to the world.  It operates under a progressive collective-impact model where its 37 member institutions collaborate on neighborhood progress via a common agenda, including programs that engage over 10,000 students, many underserved, and their families. 

Join the University Circle, Inc. team. Contact Liz Lewis for more information:

Check out the website at www.universitycircle.org.




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Magnificat High School


Magnificat High School, a girls' Catholic, college-preparatory high school, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, calls young women to live Mary’s Magnificat in the world. Our mission is to educate young women holistically to learn, lead, and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat. Please join or support our team to raise funds for tuition assistance.

To join the Magnificat High School Team, please contact Nora Hudec at nhudec@maghs.org.

When you register, don't forget to choose team Magnificat Blue Streaks!

For more information, visit our website at: www.magnificaths.org



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JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.  JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community. Founded by parents determined to find a cure for their children with T1D, JDRF expanded through to become a powerhouse in the scientific community with more than 100 U.S. locations and . We've funded more than $2 billion in research to date and made in understanding and fighting the disease. We must keep up the pace of funding so progress doesn't slow or stop entirely.

For more information about JDRF, please visit the website.

Join the JDRF team! Please contact Jamie Bell for more information:



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Help Foundation, Inc.

HELP Foundation empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, day support, vocational, and summer education programs to choose services and opportunities as respected and valued members of the community. HELP supports pathways that give every individual the chance to thrive and reach their full ability, contributing to a vibrant, inclusive community.

For more information please visit the Help Foundation website.

To join the Help Foundation team, please contact: Joan Palumbo at jpalumbo@helpfoundationinc.org.




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The Haven Home

The Haven Home compassionately serves under-resourced women and their children by empowering sustainable independence. Established in 2017 as an “Emergency Family Overflow Shelter”, our services have grown to also include asset-building programs, and community outreach.

To join The Haven Home team, please email Alexis for more information:

Please visit the website for more information: https://thehavenhome.org.