2017 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend Fundraiser
2017 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend Fundraiser
The GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend annually attracts over 25,000 participants. The Marathon Weekend features races for people of all ages and fitness abilities, and includes a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 7K, 5K run/walk, GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon, children’s fun runs and a mature mile.
GO! St. LouisAbout
GO! St. Louis®, a local non-profit organization, encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis region to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle year round, with a focus on youth programs and reducing childhood obesity. The organization accomplishes this through community collaborations, school based programming, outreach to senior/retirement centers, and the creation of new and unique fitness events.
ALSAC / St. Jude Childrens Research HospitalAbout
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. When you sign up for as a St. Jude Hero for GO! St. Louis, you’ll be taking an important step toward finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other deadly diseases. Through the generous support of fundraisers and their donors, 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. St. Jude has spent more than half a century finding cures and saving children, and our groundbreaking research has helped push the survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% in 1962 to more than 80% today. Join us as a St. Jude Hero today!
For more information on becoming a St. Jude Hero, contact: Rachel Harris
Alzheimer's Association St. LouisAbout
The Alzheimer's Association is the world leader in Alzheimer research and support. Since our founding in 1980, we have provided nearly $292 million to support research into the prevention, treatment and eventual cure for Alzheimer's.
Our nationwide network of chapters offer frontline support to individuals affected by Alzheimer's with services that include 24/7 information and referral, safety services, and education and support groups.
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
For more information on joining Team ALZ, contact: Ebony Sherod
BJC Hospice/Friends of WingsAbout
Wings is a non-profit organization that provides clinical, psycho-social and spiritual support and services to children (newborn though 21 years) who have progressive, life threatening illnesses regardless of their ability to pay. Wings is the only pediatric hospice program in the region providing end of life care. Through Wings, the BJC Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program, children with diagnoses such as muscular dystrophy, genetic disorders, cancer, chronic complex conditions and neurodegenerative disease receive extraordinary care and support.
For more information on joining Team Friends of Wings, contact: Alicia Allen
Deaconess Nurse MinistryAbout
Deaconess Nurse Ministry improves and promotes the health of body, mind, spirit and community throughout the St. Louis region through creating communities of holistic wellness. We serve those lost or outside the current healthcare system through providing care unlike any other providers in St. Louis.
For more information on joining Team Deaconess Faith, contact: Sonya Vann
Angels’ Arms is dedicated to providing and supporting loving homes for foster children by keeping brothers and sisters together within a nurturing family until a forever home is found. In our ten homes, Angels’ Arms provides much more than a “roof” for our foster parents and children. Our foster families receive numerous services and resources, from monthly special activities and meals, to clothing, lessons and more.
For more information on joining Team Angels' Arms, contact: Maria Chandler
Christ Memorial Health CenterAbout
Christ Memorial Health Center (CMHC) is committed to providing no and low cost services to the St. Louis community to promote health and wellness. CMHC operates a free 1,560 square foot Fitness Center with state of the art equipment. After an initial orientation, individuals may use the Fitness Center whenever it is open. CMHC also provides a free rehab service in partnership with St. Anthony’s Medical Center to those who have exhausted their insurance benefits or who are uninsured. This service is available by appointment. Small fee classes are offered which provide nutritional guidance and weight loss exercises in the context of personal accountability. Additionally, the services of a personal trainer and health coach are available at a reduced cost by appointment.
For more information on joining Team CMHC, contact: Donna Wilkinson
Disabled Athlete Sports AssociationAbout
All of those who live with a physical or visual disability will be given the opportunity to participate in therapeutic sports and fitness activities designed to improve self-esteem and to promote growth and well-being while instilling family values.
For more information on joining Team DASA, contact: Joe Naughton
For Pete's Sake, Inc.About
For Pete's Sake is "Changing the Story" for Individual Youth, Families, and the Community through Education. It provides Grants to established non profits for new and/or ongoing projects aimed at enhancing students ability to stay in school and raise scholastic performance and provides Scholarships for those seeking higher learning. 100% of all funds go to Grants and
For more information on joining Team For Pete's Sake, contact: Erma O'Brien
Girls on the Run St. LouisAbout
HavenHouse St. LouisAbout
HavenHouse is a hospital hospitality house with the mission to provide the comfort of home and community of support to patients and their families traveling more than 25 miles to receive care. HavenHouse provides lodging, two meals a day, transportation to 19 St. Louis regional medical facilities, and around-the-clock support services to patients of all ages with any medical condition. We provide services to 8,000 people (3,000 patients and their families) a year.
For more information on joining Team Havenhouse, contact: Robin Zellers
Health Works! Kids' Museum St. Louis!About
HealthWorks! Kids' Museum St. Louis is a brand new museum that provides exhibits, movies and programs all focusing on different aspects of children's health. Our work includes educating and inspiring children and the community to make positive oral and overall health choices to achieve optimum health.
For more information on joining Team HealthWorks!, contact: Caity Biberdorf at email@example.com
Together we will create a world without type one diabetes. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type one diabetes (T1D) research with the goal to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.
For more information on joining Team JDRF, contact: Sarah Simpson
For over 165 years, Marygrove has been a place where children, youth, and families have found hope and healing. Marygrove transforms lives each year through its continuum of residential and community based programs including therapeutic residential treatment and foster care, transitional and independent living, and crisis care.
For more information on joining Team Marygrove, contact: Meghan Mueller
National Kidney FoundationAbout
The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
For more information on joining Team Kidney, contact: Cherie Gilderbloom
National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyAbout
Multiple sclerosis stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Gateway Area Chapter helps support local programs and services, as well as research for a cure, for more than 7,500 people living with MS in our 90-county MO/IL service area, as well as their family and friends. Join team FINISH MS and pledge to raise funds to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS!
For more information on joining Team NMSS, contact: Meghan Freeman
NCADA works to reduce or prevent the harms of alcohol and other drug use through education, intervention and advocacy.
One of the NCADA’s major goals is to teach young people the skills needed to resist the pressures to use and abuse drugs and lead healthier lives. We offer proven, evidence- and best-practices-based curricula for every grade from K-12 in nearly 300 schools in the St. Louis region.
Additionally, we offer youth leadership programs and a wide range of non-school-based prevention services. In a normal year the NCADA offers prevention and education services to over 100,000 people.
For more information on joining Team NCADA, contact: Sarah Roberts
When you participate with Team NCADA, you will raise funds and help us work towards our vision of a community free from the harms of substance use. So, why not start training for a half or full marathon (or maybe something a little shorter) and support a great cause at the same time?
Members of Team NCADA will receive:
· A link for easy online registration with special code for discounted registration fee!
· Team NCADA swag!
· A personal webpage for convenient and online fundraising.
· Online fundraising tools to help you reach your personal goal.
For more information about joining Team NCADA, or the Go! St. Louis Marathon, please contact Sarah Roberts at (314) 962-3456 x372 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighborhood Houses believe all children can reach their magnificent potential. We provide educational and empowering experiences to help close the opportunity gap. We support our mission with four core programs which serve more than 1,200 children each week. Our programs include: early childhood education and care; before/after school and summer programs; a support group for pregnant and parenting teens; and a teen employment/social enterprise program. We believe that every child, regardless of economic circumstances, should be able to reach their own magnificent potential!
For more information on joining Team Neighborhood Houses, contact: Kathy McCadden
Partners in Sustainable Development InternationalAbout
Partners in Sustainable Development International's (PSDI) mission is to effectively eradicate poverty in the developing world by supporting a holistic model dedicated to the permanent uplift of the rural poor worldwide.
For more information on joining Team PSDI, contact: Nancy Jernigan
Pedal The CauseAbout
You don't need a bike to help end cancer! Pedal the Cause is excited to offer the St. Louis community additional opportunities to fight for a world without cancer through our partnership with GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend.
*Free Entry for the first 100 participants - $25 after that
*Stylin' Pedal the Cause short-sleeve tech tee
*Team PTC tent at the GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend with snacks, drinks and a private porta potty
*Complimentary Half & Full Marathon training program via Big River Running
*Exclusive discount shopping night at Big River Running on 2/16 (Manchester location only)
Already registered with GO! St. Louis? Not a problem! Email Colleen to let her know if you would like a refund or if you would rather apply the registration fee toward your fundraising.
Pedal the Cause raises funds to advance cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. With the bold model of using 100% of public donations to fund world-class cancer research, Pedal the Cause has quickly become the gateway to curing cancer – all cancers, for everyone. In the seven years since its inception, Pedal the Cause participants have donated over $15.8 million to our beneficiaries, funding 50 adult and 24 pediatric cancer research projects.
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge HospitalAbout
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital helps kids transition from the traditional hospital to home. Advances in medicine are saving more children's lives. However, many of these children have medically complex conditions which require comprehensive medical care and rehabilitation. Our innovative Care Beyond the Bedside approach ensures that the children we treat are up and out of their beds every day, accelerating their progress to make a successful transition home to their families.
For more information on joining Team Ranken, contact: Colleen Drazen
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. LouisAbout
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis provides a home-away-from home for families of seriously ill children traveling to St. Louis for medical treatment. The organization has grown from an eight-bedroom facility in 1981 to now include three Ronald McDonald Houses, eight extended-stay apartments, and three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, which are located inside Mercy Children’s Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
Rx Outreach is a non-profit, fully licensed mail-order pharmacy that exists to create healthier communities by providing low-cost and free medications to underserved, low income, and chronically ill people. Over 71,000 people in all 50 states received their prescriptions from Rx Outreach last year, including thousands in the St. Louis area.
For more information on joining Team Rx Outreach, contact: Bill Vatterott
St. Patrick CenterAbout
St. Patrick Center is one of Missouri’s largest providers of housing, employment and health opportunities for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We take an action-based approach to service and offer nationally recognized programs that assist more than 8,000 people each year.Our mission, at its core, is to help individuals and families move from homelessness to independence in dignified, cost-effective and permanent ways. This approach transforms our clients as well as our entire community.
For more information on joining Team St. Patrick Center, contact: Chelsea Manson
Stray Rescue of Saint LouisAbout
Stray Rescue's sole purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes. Virtually all of the pets we save have been abused and neglected. They've been dumped on highways, or remote country roads. Abandoned in public parks, empty houses and dark alleys. We've even saved dogs left chained behind buildings after their owners had moved away.
Rescued animals often make the best pets. As a no-kill organization, pets from Stray Rescue seem to understand that they have a second lease on life. In return for a little affection and attention, these remarkable animals reward their new owners with a love and loyalty unmatched anywhere.
For more information on joining Team Stray Rescue, contact: Andrea Wilkey
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Team In TrainingAbout
TNT and LLS fundraising efforts through marathons, triathlons, cycling and hiking really are making cures happen. Coaches will expand your fitness level with workouts, nutrition and hydration clinics. And you'll have staff members to help with fundraising support.
For more information on joining Team in Training, contact: Rich Sloan
Wings of HopeAbout
Young Ambassadors of Wings of Hope is a young professionals group supporting Wings of Hope, an aviation nonprofit delivering humanitarian programs around the globe to lift people in need toward health and self-sufficiency. In 2016, the Young Ambassadors supported a Sustainable Chicken Hatchery at a Nicaraguan orphanage.
For more information on joining Team Wings of Hope, contact: Jessica Watson
Wyman Center, Inc.About
Wyman's mission is to enable teens from disadvantaged circumstances to lead successful lives and build strong communities. Wyman's vision is to foster communities where every teen is expected and supported to thrive in life, work and learning, so that they may become economically self-sufficient, leaders in their communities and, ultimately, break the cycle of poverty
For more information on joining Team Wyman, contact: Sam Nuernberger