OUR 2018 CHARITY PARTNERS
UW MEDICINE TEAM TRANSPLANT
The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) Team Transplant provides a life-changing wellness program for transplant recipients and their support team through regular exercise, healthy eating and community support, and promotes organ donation awareness.
MOVE FOR HUNGER
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. They work with companies across North America to collect unwanted, unopened food from people who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, their network has collected over 7,800,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.
As a nonprofit organization, the mission of Ladybug House is to build and operate a freestanding, community-based palliative care home for children in Seattle. If we cannot add days to the life of a child, we will add life to their days.
OPERATION WARD 57
Operation Ward 57 supports wounded, injured and ill service members, veterans, their caregivers and those that aid in their recovery by providing assistance and outreach in their recovery, comfort and morale, and through advocacy, education and promotion of their circumstances. Programs include small grants, crisis support, morale boosting events, service animal support, holiday cheer and more.www.operationward57.org
RAINIER VALLEY CORPS
RVC description: Rainier Valley Corps promotes social justice by cultivating leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. We are striving to build substantial new capacity among frontline organizations serving immigrants, refugees, and other communities of color throughout Seattle and King County.
Our mission at Team Survivor Northwest is to provide a broad range of fitness and health education programs to enable women cancer survivors, in any stage of treatment or recovery and at any fitness level, to take an active role in their ongoing physical and emotional healing.
We believe in the power of fitness to improve women’s lives after a cancer diagnosis. Our belief is backed by research, science and women who have walked through our doors. Fitness and an active lifestyle not only improve outcomes but empower women survivors to feel better and thrive.
Random Acts is a global, charitable organization dedicated to conquering the world, one random act of kindness at a time. Founded by Supernatural television actor Misha Collins in 2009, this 100% volunteer-run, secular 501(3)c nonprofit utilizes the strength of its dedicated support network to make a material difference in the world through acts of kindness both large and small. At the heart of the organization lies a simple premise: the idea that it’s possible to change the world through simple acts in your own community.
OUR CHARITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
The Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon has helped many local and national organizations raise thousands through its Charity Partnership Program. As part of the program, individual participants register to support an affiliated cause and commit to fundraising as part of their marathon journey. By supporting a charity partner, runners are given the distinctive opportunity to make more of their marathon experience by not only accomplishing a personal goal on race day, but by giving back to a worthy cause.
For the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon, our organizations begin their fundraising platforms and recruitment of runners several months in advance of race day. Each organization, some specifically just volunteer-based with no paid-staff support, dedicate countless hours and resources to recruiting, planning, marketing, promoting and organizing their charity run teams. Depending on the capacity of the organization, runners can participate in training runs, team meetings, and meet-ups on race weekend.
For a list of participating charities, please visit seattlemarathon.org/charitypartners. You will find a specific description of each organization and a link to their fundraising pages.
In 2016, the Charity Partner Program included 11 charities. The organizations raised funds to support causes such as medical research, animal rescue and support, education, food insecurity, and health and wellness initiatives.
CHARITY PARTNER TEAMS AND INDIVIDUAL RUNNERS
Charity Partners can recruit runners in two ways: as part of one designated team or as individual runners. Many of our larger charity partners already have teams in place, which train throughout the year. Generally, a set minimum is required of all team runners to secure a place on the team.
Our local and smaller organizations rely heavily on individual runners to represent them and to raise donations. A minimum is generally determined on an individual basis and factors.
As an official charity partner, organizations receive discounted entries to the marathon and half-marathon races. A team leader for the charity organization coordinates the distribution of these entries.
More than 1100 volunteers are needed over the 3-day race weekend for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon. The bulk of volunteers are needed on race day to assist with water stations, course marshalling, finishers' area support and takedown.
In exchange for the official recognition as a charity partner for the marathon, charity partners must provide volunteer support (ranging from 15-30 people) for a water station and a minimum of 10 course marshal locations.
Charity partners are encouraged to decorate their assigned water station to support not only their team runners, but also the thousands of individual runners who endure the challenge.
FUNDRAISING AND BENEFITS
Each organization creates its own fundraising platform, in which funds raised are returned directly back to the organization. No funds are filtered through the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon. So, every dollar raised directly supports the mission and services of our charity partners. The marathon prides itself in providing this direct fundraising link.
With the official designation as a charity partner, an organization receives more than $6000 in marketing and promotional support from the marathon. Charity partners will receive the following benefits.
Listing in the race runner's guide (10,000 copies)
Logo placement on posters, race entries and supplemental print material
Seattle Marathon website
Access to all Seattle Marathon social media resources
Access to store nights and runner recruitment events
Discounted expo vendor booth (75% discount)
Complimentary runner and information booth in the finisher's area
Banner placement in the finisher's area
Complimentary vendor booth at the SMA Summer 10K
Listing in the results issue (10,000 copies and online PDF)
Most of the fundraising efforts is driven by the organization itself. The aforementioned benefits are available to each charity partner. It is up to the charity partner's discretion to utilize any or all of the benefits.
For info on becoming a Charity Partner, contact us.