Delaware Marathon™ 2013 Fundraising
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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.
Families 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 www.curesma.org
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 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.
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.
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