Seattle Children’s consists of: Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho—the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. For more information, visit www.seattlechildrens.org.
Operation Ward 57’s mission is to support wounded warriors, their families and medical staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD by providing items that assist in recovery, maintenance and morale of the hospital environment and through advocacy, education and promotion of their circumstances. For more information, visit www.operationward57.org.
Keystone Club is a national leadership program for teens within Boys & Girls Clubs. Keystone promotes leadership in the Club and the community and focuses on three core areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. The Ballard Keystone Club is 40 members strong and has put in over 1,000 hours of community service in the past year and has graduated 100% of its members on-time from high school.
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County gives kids a place to call their own, where they can have fun, get a hot meal, be creative, be a part of a team, get help with homework...or just hang out with friends. We offer safe, fun, inclusive, and inspiring places that kids and families count on—every day.
Thirteen locations with open doors throughout King County create space for children and teens to learn, create, and attain their best in academics, athletics, and more. Together we’re changing lives. Find out more at positiveplace.org.
Girls on the Run of Puget Sound is a non-profit organization that operates a youth-development program that uses the power of running to give girls in 3rd - 5th grade the tools to celebrate their bodies, honor their voices, recognize their power and activate their gifts! For more information, visit www.girlsrun.org.
University of Washington Medical Center’s Team Transplant is a comprehensive training program for organ transplant recipients. We strive to promote physical fitness among transplant recipients and to promote community awareness on the benefits of organ donation. Our yearly goal is to prove that transplant recipients can complete the Amica Insurance Seattle Half Marathon! For more information, visit www.uwmcteamtransplant.com.
The Humane Society of Seattle/King County, founded in 1897, is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization. We are proud to serve the people and animals of King County with a variety of programs including adoptions, veterinary services, dog training classes, a pet food bank, and humane education for children of all ages. Through our outreach, advocacy, and services, we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all. The Humane Society of Seattle/King County (also known as the Seattle Humane Society) is private and receives no local, state or federal support. For more information, visit www.seattlehumane.org.
Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 34,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and cancer advocates residing in more than 90 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 20 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with more than 18,000 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes eight peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the scientific partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration, and scientific oversight of team science and individual grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer. For more information about the AACR, visit www.AACR.org or www.AACRFoundation.org.
Today is the day you’ll start helping save the lives of blood cancer patients by joining Team In Training (TNT) and raising money for blood cancer research. Since its beginning in 1988, more than 600,000 participants have helped TNT and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) raise more than $1.4 billion. TNT is the oldest and largest sports endurance training program of its kind. Only with TNT do you receive coaching support, fundraising support, event weekend support, as well as lifelong friendships and the knowledge that you are making a difference in the lives of so many with blood cancer, because Someday Is Today. For more information, visit our website at www.teamintraining.org/wa, or call us at 206-957-4573.
Kiwanis Club of Seattle is a part of Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Seattle Kiwanis Memorial Fund is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. The club uses contributions to support disadvantaged youth. 100% of all proceeds go to charities. Learn more at www.kiwanisseattle.org.
Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is an international adolescent health organization that educates, inspires and mobilizes youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges and live healthier, more productive lives. GRS uses the power of soccer to connect young people with the mentors, information, and health services they need to thrive, and empowers adolescents to make educated choices about pressing health challenges such as HIV & AIDS, sexual health, gender-based violence, and malaria. GRS's evidence-based programs, led by trained local mentors (Caring Coaches), incorporate soccer into dynamic lessons about health and wellness that engage young people and break down cultural barriers. With proven results and a constant focus on research and innovation, GRS has reached over 1.7 million young people in nearly 50 countries with adolescent-friendly health education.
Through the international language of soccer, GRS is empowering young people to create and AIDS-Free generation. GRS is grateful for the support of the Seattle community, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Seattle Sounders. We hope you’ll join team GRS this year. We promise to support team members every step of the way with training tips, fundraising support, training gear and more. www.grassrootsoccer.org
The Pablove Foundation is named after Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz, the son of Jo Ann Thrailkill and Jeff Castelaz and the little brother of Grady Gallagher. Pablo was six years old when he lost his valiant yearlong battle with bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer. Imbued with his spirit and inspired by his strength, Team Pablove trains to fund the next breakthrough in pediatric cancer research, educate cancer families through our annual Symposiums, and teach the art of photography through programs like Pablove Shutterbugs. Since 2011, Team Pablove has raised over $380,000 to fight childhood cancer with love!
Rainier Valley Rood Bank provides nutritious food to low-income and homeless residents in southeast Seattle. RVFB is a model for community feeding community. We are open to any individual who needs groceries and we provide special assistance to seniors and individuals with disabilities through our home delivery program. By nourishing our neighbors and enabling access to additional resources, we create a community free of hunger. In operation since 1990, we fed nearly 14,000 people every month in 2013. For more information, visit www.rvfb.org.
Find the Hero inside of you by raising funds and awareness to help save the lives of kids battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses here and around the world. St. Jude is changing the way the world treats childhood cancer, and thanks to Heroes like you, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything. Plus, St. Jude Heroes can receive incentives like free race entry, VIP event access and exclusive training opportunities with Integrated Rehabilitation Group. Learn more.
Team Survivor Northwest provides fitness programs and health education to all women cancer survivors. Many of the women who train for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon have never trained for an event like this before and Team Survivor Northwest offers them free training and support to ensure their success. For more information, visit teamsurvivornw.org.
Asha for Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to socioeconomic change in the underprivileged communities of India primarily through the means of education. We also address other issues which impact development, including: gender inequality, health care, civilian rights, income generation, and the environment. "Miles for Smiles," is a marathon training program to raise funds for our projects. 100% of all donations reach our project partners in India. For more information, visit www.ashanet.org/seattle.