Beneficiaries of Delaware Marathon™

Information about 2017 Beneficiaries TBA

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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

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

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!

The First Tee of Delaware’s mission is to impact the lives of young people in the state of Delaware by providing educational and instructional programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Learn more at


cure-sma-logo-webCure SMA is dedicated to the treatment and cure of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)—a disease that takes away a person’s ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants. Since 1984, we’ve directed and invested in comprehensive research that has shaped the scientific community’s understanding of SMA. We are currently on the verge of breakthroughs in treatment that will strengthen our children’s bodies, extend life, and lead to a cure. We have deep expertise in every aspect of SMA—from the day-to-day realities to the nuances of care options—and until we have a cure, we’ll do everything we can to support children and families affected by the disease. Learn more about how you can help us reach a treatment and cure at


camp abilitiesCamp 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