Beneficiaries of Delaware Marathon™

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Helen F. Graham Cancer CenterThe Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care is one of the first National Cancer Institute Community Center awarded program sites in the United States. The center features some of the world’s most advanced medical technology, an onsite laboratory that allows researchers and oncologists to collaborate to develop new treatments for patients, and a comprehensive array of services and amenities to make cancer diagnosis and treatment as convenient and comfortable as possible. In short, the Helen Graham Cancer Center has become a national model for other programs to follow. For more information, contact us at

The YMCA of Delaware is a statewide, non-profit, community organization with the following mission: An association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self- esteem and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community. Learn more at

b+webThe Andrew McDonough B+® Foundation was created to honor a 14-year-old star — on and off the soccer field. He bravely battled leukemia with his “Be Positive” attitude and B+ bloodtype, never leaving the hospital for 167 days, and earned his spot in heaven in July 2007. The overall goal of The B+ Foundation is to “Do Good.” Specifically, the mission of the organization is to address the following objectives: providing financial assistance to children with cancer nationwide, sponsor research to find cures for childhood cancers and improve chemotherapy, and to spread the B+ message and raise awareness for childhood cancer. For more information, please visit

mclfMike 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.

Girls on the Run of DelawareThe Beth Tomanelli Scholarship Fund for 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

"JDRF JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. For more information about the local office of JDRF visit, call (302) 888-1117 or email

Team in TrainingOver the past 20 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training® (TNT) 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. GO TEAM!

Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death and is a devastating, heartbreaking, and costly disease. Alzheimer’s has no cure, no method of prevention, or slowing of its progression. The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is 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. Learn more at

fsma-logo-webFamilies of Spinal Muscular Atrophy funds and directs the leading SMA research programs to develop a treatment and cure for the disease. The successful results and progress that the organization has delivered, from basic research to drug discovery to clinical trials, provide real hope for families and patients impacted by the disease. The charity has invested over $50 million in research and has been involved in funding half of all the ongoing novel drug programs for SMA. Learn more at

Camp Abilities strives to empower children with blindness and low vision to be physically active and productive members of their schools and communities by improving their wellness through sport and nutrition education. Camp Abilities also trains undergraduate students how to teach and adapt physical education, sports, and nutrition education to children who are blind or have low vision. Learn more at