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 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 www.BePositive.org.
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 www.jdrf.org/delaware, call (302) 888-1117 or email Delaware@jdrf.org.
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 http://act.alz.org/R2RDE
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 http://www.campabilitiespa.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.