- Asylee Women Enterprise
- Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA)
- Back On My Feet
- Brigance Brigade Foundation
- Children's Heart Program
- GBMC Healthcare
- Kennedy Krieger Institute
- Maryland CASA Association
- Mercy Medical Center
- One Love Foundation
- Pacing 4 Parkinson's
- Roland Park Fund
- Sadie's Gift/Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
- Shock Trauma Center (STC)
AWE provides safe housing through women’s religious communities in Baltimore City and County and through a network of host families. Asylum seekers do not qualify for public assistance and often rely on the kindness of strangers and organizations like AWE to meet their most basic needs in the first year after their arrival to the US. The asylum process is long and difficult and can leave individuals in limbo for years due to backlogs in the immigration system.
In addition to housing, AWE hosts a day program where participants learn English, participate in job readiness and other activities to prepare for a successful start in their new community. AWE also provides a hot meal four days per week and offers a food pantry and clothing closet. Outside of the day program many participants are matched with mentors that help orient them to US cultures and customs, practice English language skills, work on resumes and learn how to navigate public transportation to increase self-sufficiency and independence.
Many of AWE’s community members have experienced torture, are survivors of genocide or have lost a spouse or child to violence in their home country. Our community is a place where these survivors can begin to make meaningful connections, form lasting friendships and begin to heal from past trauma. We journey with one another down the long road to asylum to begin to rebuild their life in Baltimore.
We welcome volunteers, in-kind donations (non-perishable food items, toiletries), and financial contributions. For more information please visit our website at www.asyleewomen.org or email us at [email protected]
Runners must commit to a $250 fundraising minimum. We will work with you to create a fundraising profile to share with your friends and family. Runners will receive a training plan, AWE race t-shirt, and be invited for a team dinner prior to the race.
“She didn’t come for a better life. She came to save her life.”
Teammates who join our Back on My Feet Baltimore Running Festival Team will have the opportunity to train, circle up, race alongside the Members whom their efforts are directly supporting. Come make our circle bigger and our city stronger.
Contact[email protected] for more information about how to join our Back on My Feet Baltimore Running Festival Team or how to become part of our Back on My Feet Baltimore family.
The couple created the Brigance Brigade Foundation, a nonprofit that equips, encourages, and empowers people living with ALS (PALS) to improve quality of life through the provision of necessary medical equipment and care, resource guidance and support services as well as funding various ALS research and education initiatives.
Join the Brigance Brigade Foundation’s Baltimore Running Festival team to #RaceforALS and make a difference in the lives of ALS families in our community! Please visit our webpage here to learn more or to register to run with the Brigance Brigade Foundation.
For more information or to sign up, please visit: runningteam or contact Marla Rodgers at 410.328.5752 or at [email protected].
Joseph Richey is a 19-bed residential hospice designed to care for terminally-ill patients who are unable to remain in their own home or who have no able caregiver to assist them as their disease progresses. Joseph Richey serves 150 terminally-ill individuals each year, most of whom are at-risk and medically underserved Baltimore City residents. As Joseph Richey is the only hospice facility in Baltimore City, it fills a significant lead and generally has a waiting list of eligible patients.
For 30 years, Joseph Richey has provided services to everyone, without discrimination and regardless of their ability to pay. Since most of our patients are un-insured/under-insured Joseph Richey incurs about $1.2 million annually in uncompensated care costs.
The vision of GBMC HealthCare System is “To every patient, every time, we will provide the care we would want for our own loved ones”. Because of generous donors, and events like the Baltimore Running Festival Run for a Cause, the team at Joseph Richey is able to do just that. They treat the patients like they are their own family members.
“The people working there made me feel safe and comfortable. They made me feel like I was family.”
- Gary, a grateful patient
For more information on team RUN GBMC, please contact Morgan Cook in the GBMC Philanthropy Department at 443-849-2120 or [email protected]. We’d love to have you and it’s just a great cause!
Today, more than 5,000 children are under court protection in Maryland, most of whom will drift in and out of foster care for an average of three years before reaching safe, permanent homes.
Join Team CASA and run (or walk) with 160+ peers to raise funds and awareness for Maryland CASA Association, a private, non-profit organization that recruits and trains adult volunteers to become advocates for abused and neglected children in the Child Welfare System.
Each participant will receive a Team CASA performance race shirt, a personal fundraising page, and access to the Team CASA tent on race day for pre-and-post race food and drink.
Ready to join the team? Please do so by registering via our website www.GoTeamCASA.org today! To ensure that you make it on our team’s roster, please DO NOT register via the Baltimore Running Festival website and register with us directly at www.GoTeamCASA.org.
Funds raised by the Mercy Heat It To Beat It running team at the Baltimore Running Festival will benefit Mercy’s Heat It To Beat It Walk, an annual event to raise funds and awareness for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis, a complex cancer found in the abdomen. Heat It To Beat It is a reference to the heated chemotherapy treatment, HIPEC, used by Mercy surgeons, Dr. Armando Sardi and Dr. Vadim Gushchin, to treat PC.
Runners may participate in any of the Baltimore Running Festival races and raise funds and awareness for Mercy’s Heat It To Beat It.
How to become Heat It To Beat It Running Team Member:
- Send an email to [email protected] to register as a participant.
- You will receive a commitment form, which confirms your participation and details on setting up your fundraising page for HITBI.
- After your commitment form is received, you will be registered for the race of your choice and provided with access to your individual fundraising page on the HITBI website to be used for collecting contributions from sponsors and individuals.
Heat It To Beat It Running Team members who meet the minimum fundraising requirements will receive the following:
- Entry into to the Baltimore Running Festival race of your choice
- Baltimore Running Festival event shirt and a Heat It To Beat It T-Shirt
- Access to the Heat It To Beat It Team hospitality area on race day. The meeting place serves as a gathering place for your friends and family, team support and a place to secure your belongings. Coffee, drinks, fruit and snacks will be available for runners
- Training tips from Mercy
- Training runs leading up to the Baltimore Running Festival
- 2 admission tickets for Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for those who raise over $250
- 2 tickets to Breast Fest for those who raise over $1,000
Today, One Love honors Yeardley by working with young people across the country to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse and activate communities to work to change the statistics around relationship violence.
Our focus is to ensure all students have a unique learning experience that involves direct interaction with people and places that enhance our standard academic curriculum by making learning fun and memorable. These experiences can include artist residencies in the school, as well as trips to the zoo, science center, museums, the Symphony, plays, and nearby cities. We are currently planning one quarterly experience for every student in every grade (that’s four or more per student). Most of these require additional resources to fund transportation, admission fees, speaker and performer fees, and additional materials for hands on learning.
For more information or questions, please email [email protected].
lease join us by registering here!
CONTACT: Chelsea Kling at [email protected] or 410-361-6476