FUNDRAISING GROUPS AT THE DELAWARE MARATHON
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Girls on the Run educates and prepares girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Third to eighth grade girls in New Castle County form teams of approximately 14 girls, who meet twice weekly over a ten-week period in a fall and spring session at local grade schools and cultural organizations. Under the guidance of community volunteers, girls train for a 5K (3.1 mile) race/walk. Our program instills self-esteem and strong values through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships and physical training—all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community. In 2010 we are kicking off our “Solemates” program, the fundraising arm of Girls on the Run. Sign up to be one of the FIRST New Castle County Solemates and run/walk the Delaware Marathon™, Half-Marathon or Team relay and raise a minimum of $262 to support our scholarship program. To learn more about our program or to sign up to be a Solemate, please visit our website www.GirlsOnTheRunDE.org
Over the past 20 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training® (TNT) program has grown to become an unparalleled sports training program. More than 390,000 participants, from first timers to seasoned athletes, have trained with the Team and achieved their best at marathons, half marathons, triathlons, and 100 mile century bike rides. TNT is the world’s first, best and largest charity sports training program – and the only one to offer a full complement of exciting, sports training options. Join the Delaware Chapter and their teams in Dover and New Castle County by calling (302)-661-7300 ext. 29 or visiting our website at www.teamintraining.org/de GO TEAM!
Mike Clark Legacy Foundation (MCLF) promotes self-worth in youth through a union of education, health, and athletics, enabling them to see better alternatives and make positive life choices. The MCLF honors the memory of Mike Clark and continues his life-long dedication to children. Together we can make a direct impact on the lives of the children we support and, in turn, our communities. Please visit our website.
Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences. Its volunteers and professional staff endeavor to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research. Its mission is to educate and support individuals with epilepsy and their families, to increase awareness in the general community through education, to provide leadership and advocacy for epilepsy issues, and to facilitate prevention and management of epilepsy. Learn more at www.epilepsyfoundation.org/Delaware
Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (FSMA) is dedicated to creating a treatment and cure by: funding and advancing a comprehensive research program; supporting SMA families through networking, information and services; improving care for all SMA patients; educating health professionals and the public about SMA; enlisting government support for SMA; embracing all touched by SMA in a caring community. FSMA’s vision is a world where Spinal Muscular Atrophy is treatable and curable. Families of SMA funds and directs the leading SMA research programs. Successful results and progress from basic research to drug discovery programs to clinical trials provide real hope for families and patients. Families of SMA is a non-profit, 501(c)3 tax exempt organization with 29 Chapters throughout the United States and over 85,000 members and supporters. Additional information about FSMA can be found at www.curesma.org or to register to run with Team Families of SMA please visit www.fsma.org/delawaremarathon.
The William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose vision is “a world without sickle cell disease.” Sickle cell disease affects about 100,000 Americans; in addition, over 2 million Americans carry the sickle cell trait. The Fund’s mission is to support sickle cell awareness, education, state-of-the-art treatment and research, and to bring hope to families affected by this painful and life-threatening disease. The Fund pursues its mission in the Mid-Atlantic region and has actively supported the Sickle Cell Program at the Nemours duPont Hospital for Children. For more information, please visit our website at www.wepsicklecell.org.