Delaware Marathon™ Fundraising Teams
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Join fellow winos and runners as we train for a yearly Spring and Fall Marathon while we raise funds for children’s charities! In the 2013 season we ran locally on May 12th in the Delaware Marathon Running Festival and now we’re headed South for the December 7th Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon! This year the determined charity who is benefitting from our grueling training is Chester County Futures. The 2013 FranksWine.com Marathon Team of 10 runners has a goal to raise $10,026! The Spring Marathon for 2014 will once again be on home turf: The Delaware Marathon Running Festival on May 11th where you’ll find a Champagne Tent at the Finish Line sponsored by Wilmington’s FranksWine on North Union Street! The benefitting charity for 2014 and the fall race have not yet been determined, but will likely be a destination Marathon.
The Friends of Wilmington Parks, founded in 1991, works closely with the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, and the City of Wilmington to help address the needs of Brandywine, Alapocas Run, Rockford, and H. Fletcher Brown Parks. The Friends supports a variety of horticultural and restorative projects in the Parks for the benefit of the community. Currently, the Friends are restoring the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park as well as assisting with the opening of the Trail Connection between Brandywine and Alapocas Run Parks in partnership with the City of Wilmington and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation.
The Daughters of the British Empire is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, voluntary American society of women of proven British or British Commonwealth birth or ancestry. The primary objective of the DBE is the support of the four District Homes for retired men and women who are residents and/or citizens of the U.S. These homes are located in each of the four regions of the DBE in the U.S. The secondary objectives are local philanthropy and friendship (we all enjoy a cup of tea together!!). The Society has chapters organized in each state. The Maid Marian chapter in Northern Delaware meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7.30pm. For more information contact us at 410-287-9224.
Premiere Charities mission is to serve the underprivileged by mobilizing resources for food, health, clothing, shelter, and education. From Our Kitchen serves the homeless of Wilmington, Delaware by offering a full meal every Sunday. Our volunteers serve the homeless every Sunday, rain or shine. We serve a seasonally appropriate, full course meal of fresh, warm food and soda, juice, and water. On average, 175 guests are served each Sunday. Volunteers gather at 2 PM in an empty parking lot near the Wilmington train station to set up for the serve. Please donate at www.premierecharities.org
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.
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 www.thefirstteedelaware.org.
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.