The Baltimore Running Festival is excited to have a number of charity groups in the event. All groups offer great training programs and the opportunity to raise money for worthwhile causes.
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For more information about the 2013 event please contact Christine Brus at 410.605.9381 x232 or Christine@Corrigansports.com by July 1st.
Team CASA is on a mission to ensure that every victim of child abuse and neglect grows up in a safe, permanent home. More than 10,000 children are under court protection today in Maryland, and most will drift in temporary foster homes for an average of three years before reaching safe, permanent homes.
Team CASA is recruiting additional runners and walkers to raise funds for Maryland CASA, a private, non-profit organization that advocates for children caught in the state’s child welfare system. Funds raised will be used to recruit more volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. Each runner/walker is asked to raise a minimum of $100 and will receive a Team CASA performance race shirt, a personal fundraising web page, and access to the Team CASA tent for pre- and post-race food and drink. Runners/walkers who raise more than $250 will receive prizes, with a top prize for our top fundraiser! See our web site below for more details.
Contact: www.GoTeamCASA.orgcall (888) 833-2272 or email email@example.com
Sadie’s Gift is a grassroots organization created to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in memory of Sadie Elizabeth Abell. Sadie died at only 3 days old of Group B streptococcal septicemia, but she has not been forgotten. Team Sadie is thrilled to be running and walking in the Baltimore Running Festival for its 7th consecutive year! We have runners and walkers of all ages and all abilities. Team Sadie is now famous for our cool technical running shirts, secure hospitality tent and the festival's BEST Post-Race Buffet & Party. Please join us by visiting http://sadiesgift.org or call Amy at 443-838-8850. We look forward to seeing you on race day! Register Here
CONTACT: Amy Abell firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-838-8850
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM) is a not-for-profit organization that offers innovative rehabilitation programs and diverse employment opportunities to blind and low vision people of all ages. TEAM BISM provides a sense of empowerment and confidence to all of its members – blind, visually impaired and sighted.
This is TEAM BISM’s fourth year participating in the Baltimore Running Festival (BRF). In addition to the BRF supplied amenities, our team members will receive a special TEAM BISM shirt and a race day private hospitality tent with bag check and pre- and post-race refreshments. We also offer packet pick-up (with your permission) and a special carb-loaded dinner at BISM’s Baltimore headquarters two days prior to the race!
As a member of TEAM BISM, you will help raise awareness about the capabilities of blind people of all ages, and support an organization that provides its programs and services free of charge for all Maryland residents.
When you join TEAM BISM, you are helping to make a difference in the lives of blind Marylanders!
To join TEAM BISM call Rene Alonso at 410-299-6628 or Jenn Fagan 443-509-0598.
Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with developmental disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system through patient care, research & professional training, special education and community programs.
The Kennedy Krieger Institute's team is committed to supporting our International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, where aggressive, innovative therapies help patients with spinal cord injury recover. In addition, funds will support the training needs of these patients with disabilities who participate in the event through the purchase of adaptive racing, training, and therapy equipment.
As a member the Kennedy Krieger team, you can register for FREE by committing to raise funds for the institute and our spinal cord injury program. You will also receive additional perks and surprises such as a team tech shirt, breakfast, and bag check in our private hospitality tent.
When you join Kennedy Krieger Institute's team you are helping open the door to improve physical fitness for those with disabilities, and fund research towards a cure for paralysis. Thank you for sharing our vision. www.kennedykrieger.org/BaltimoreMarathon or contact email@example.com or 443-923-7300.
Pacing for Parkinson's: Want to run for a great cause, meet wonderful people, and have a lot of fun? Run or walk with Pacing for Parkinson’s and join the fight against Parkinson's disease! This is P4P 5th consecutive year at the Baltimore Running Festival.
More than one million people in the United States battle Parkinson's disease and there are 50,000-60,000 new cases each year. Typically affecting people between 55 and 65 years of age, this disease gradually strips away motor abilities, leaving patients with a slow and awkward gait, rigid limbs, tremor, shuffling, and a lack of balance. All proceeds will benefit the Johns Hopkins Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorder Center.
As a P4P team member you will receive registration to the BRF, a technical team t-shirt, ongoing team support, and access to our private hospitality tent with bag check, team camaraderie and pre- and post- race refreshments. We look forward to seeing you on race day!
Visit www.pacing4parkinsons.org to learn about our team or register.
Contact: Bailey Vernon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-616-2811.
The Cool Kids Campaign is a Baltimore-based charity co-founded by Baltimorean Kimmie Meissner, a world champion figure skater. Our mission is to provide kids living with cancer across the United States a higher quality of life during and after their cancer treatments. Funds raised through your participation in the Baltimore Running Festival will be applied to our largest, local program, the Cool Kids Learning Center.
The core focus of the Cool Kids Learning Center is to address the academic and social implications of cancer. Our programs aim to keep Maryland’s children current with their grade level in school, while providing them a chance to interact with their peers. Here’s what cool … you can choose any race to become part of Team Cool Kids! From the kids fun run through the Baltimore Marathon, we hope you’ll join our team and meet some incredible people in the process. Some other benefits to joining Team Cool Kids include a heavily discounted race entry fee, pick up of race packets, a secure place for belongings inside our tent, a Team Cool Kids tech t-shirt, food and beverages, and your personal fundraising web page on razoo.com.
Visit www.coolkidscampaign.org/raceteam to register for our team and find out more about our program. CONTACT: Sharon or Kristian at the Cool Kids Campaign: (410) 560-1770
Join the University of Maryland Children’s Heart Program Running Team as we promote healthy hearts for all of Maryland’s children. By joining our team, led by avid runner, Dr. Geoffrey Rosenthal, Director of the Children’s Heart Program, not only do you provide support to enhance the most expert care to children with heart-related illnesses, you serve as a role model of heart-healthy living!
Congenital heart defects are the most common and potentially life-threatening birth defects. Advanced diagnostic and treatment services provided by the Children’s Heart Program dramatically improve survival and quality of life, allowing children with very serious illness to grow into productive, healthy adults.
Sign up for the marathon, half marathon, team relay or the 5k for a discounted race entry fee and a fundraising minimum of $100. For more information or to sign up, please visit: www.ummsfoundation.org/pedsteam or contact Nichole at 410.328.6053 or at email@example.com
Run for Recess and join Team Playworks! Playworks is a national nonprofit that transforms schools by providing play and physical activity at recess and throughout the school day. Your participation in the Baltimore Running Festival while supporting Team Playworks makes it possible for Playworks Baltimore to train Playworks coaches to bring play and physical activity at recess for 10,000 students in 24 Baltimore City Schools every day! You are creating real change through your participation; making sure recess is a place where children from different backgrounds feel safe, are happy to participate in games and feel welcomed. Research shows that play is essential to child development and an invaluable tool for improving school climate. Having a quality recess and playtime experience also helps children return to the classroom more focused and ready to learn.
Join Team Playworks and help us continue our great work in Baltimore City Schools! Please contact D’ana Downing, Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org; 410.779.3306 or visit our charity running page for more information. Join the movement for play today!
Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national nonprofit organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living.
The organization’s mission is not to create runners within the homeless population, but to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The program’s success is measured by how many Members achieve independence through employment and housing.
Joining our Back on My Feet Baltimore team for the 10 Miler means joining a team of over 200 strong! FundRacers earn a free entry, signature BoMF swag, training plans, and invitation to our pre-race pasta party and a personal FundRacing page.
Visit our website to find out more about how you can join the BoMF FundRacing team, or how you can support BoMF just by registering! Contact: Jackie Range at email@example.com or 215.350.4198
The Marathon Charity Cooperation (MCC) is a non-profit charitable and educational foundation. Our mission includes providing support to a cooperative of partner charities who serve underprivileged children and families both locally and globally.
www.mc-coop.org Contact: Baltimore@mc-coop.org
Join Jack's Team. Katie and Will Lyman, first time parents from Jarrettsville, MD gave birth to Jack on Oct. 16, 2008. Jack was diagnosed with microcephaly, something so rare doctors have no idea what causes it. They were told he probably wouldn’t live one year. Defying the odds, Jack arrived at Dr. Bob’s Place at age 3 where Katie was able to spend every day with him, just being his mom. The Medical team at Dr. Bob’s provided all his medical care. Every evening, his dad, Will, would join Katie and Jack. They enjoyed their time holding him, hugging him, and feeling gratitude for every minute they had together as a family. As Jack started to get weaker, they noticed he lost his rosy cheeks and spent more time sleeping. He was in a nice bed, in his own clothes, not hooked up to lots of machines. Jack died peacefully on September 6, 2012 in his home away from home.
Dr. Bob’s Place provides specialized pediatric palliative care for children living with a life-threatening illness and emotional support for their families throughout the greater Baltimore/Washington area.
Joseph Richey Hospice provides In-patient and Home Care Hospice Services for Adults. Joseph Richey House opened in 1987 as Maryland's first freestanding hospice care facility.
Join Jack's Team to raise money for Dr. Bob’s Place & Joseph Richey Hospice, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation serving Baltimore for 26 years.
Register Now: http://baltrunfest.josephricheyhospice.org/
The Orange Army of Inclusion is back again! Join Team Best Buddies, a societal force for change, and run on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Team Best Buddies is partnering with Charm City Run to provide pre-race training runs and coaching, special weekly prizes, and a pre- and post-race hospitability area for you. Get a free team jersey and other benefits including gym membership during the race training period.
The mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“… we have seen the difference it makes in a child's life to be able to have a social life outside the monotony of therapies, the school day or even just the ability to interact with someone other than family. It brings these children a sense of normalcy in an otherwise atypical world.” – Parents of Brandon and Team Best Buddies members.
Contact Vince Fiduccia, State Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410.327.9812. Visit www.bestbuddiesmaryland.org for more information and find others ways to make a difference, in someone else’s life and in yours!
Helping Up Mission provides hope to the poor and homeless. We do this through programs designed to meet their individual physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
It is one of Baltimore’s oldest and largest non-profit institutions, dedicated to serving the poor and homeless since 1885.
Team HUM is a group of clients, staff, board members, alumni, family and friends that are participating in the 2013 Baltimore Running Festival to raise awareness and much needed funding for the program. Please join us!
Contact Barry Burnett at 410-675-7500 Ext. 147 or visit our website https://community.helpingupmission.org/ for more information. Thank you.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has become a more relevant, artistically vibrant, and financially sustainable organization under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Marin Alsop – an Orchestra for the 21st century. Maestra Alsop has also sparked a re-evaluation of how the Orchestra can play a vital role in meeting critical community needs, positioning the BSO as a national leader for its use of music as a vehicle to effect positive change. The BSO’s approach to effective community engagement calls on unconventional access points that instill in all residents a lifelong affinity for music and have a real and positive community impact. The BSO performs roughly 200 concerts each year, serving 350,000 audiences and touching the lives of 55,000 youth through hands-on education and mentorship programs.
Sign up with the BSO for the marathon, half marathon, team relay or the 5k for a discounted race entry fee and a fundraising minimum of $100 by visiting our website at www.BSOmusic.org/bolt
Contact: Megan Beck at 410.783.8035 or mbeck@BSOmusic.org.
The One Love Foundation was established in 2010 by Sharon and Lexie Love to honor the memory of their daughter and sister Yeardley Reynolds Love. Since inception, the Foundation has grown into an organization dedicated to ending Relationship Violence Through Education and Technology. Shocking statistics tell us that 1 in 3 women will experience some type of Relationship Violence in their lifetime. Join our Every Yard for Yeardley running team to raise awareness, promote healthy relationships and decrease the number of people touched by this issue.
To sign up for the Every Yard for Yeardley running team, visit https://onelovefoundation.myetap.org/fundraiser/EYFY2013/
For more information on the Foundation, visit www.joinonelove.org.
The Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) is a community of patients and families affected by trauma who are looking to connect with one another and rebuild their lives after a serious injury.
The American Trauma Society (ATS) along with the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is committed to providing programs and resources to trauma patients and their families to manage their recovery and improve their lives following a traumatic injury. These programs include peer to peer visitation, peer support groups, family and friends information classes, NextSteps classes and the TSN website. Our main goal is to provide trauma survivors and families with all the resources and support they need to feel better and manage their lives after injury.
As a TEAM TSN member, you can register for a discounted price by committing to raise funds for the Trauma Survivors Network. You will also receive additional perks such as a TEAM TSN shirt, pre and post-race refreshments, and bag check in our private hospitality tent.
When you join TEAM TSN you are helping those affected by trauma connect with others who have “been there” and discover how to overcome the challenges of everyday life after injury. Thank you for supporting and sharing our vision to give hope and inspiration to those affected by trauma!
Please fill out our registration form and return via mail, email, or fax.
Contact: TSN@UMM.EDU 410-328-2035
Team In Training (TNT) is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's groundbreaking charity sports program! For the past 25 years TNT has been unparallel in training athletes of all levels to complete marathons, half marathons, triathlons, 100 mile bike rides, and hikes while raising funds for life saving cancer research.
How can I get more info or join today?
· Register online for Team In Training by clicking here
· Click here to fill out our Tell Me More form to get more info
· Call (443) 471-1632 and speak to a TNT staff person