THE CHARITY PARTNER PROGRAM
Help support a good cause by donating to the Charity Partner of your choice when you register for your Seattle Marathon event.
The Charity Partner program is an optional program. Participants are able to contribute directly to the charity of their choice, and 100% of the donated amount goes directly to the charities.
Find out how you can fundraise for these and other great charities by checking out our 2014 Seattle Marathon Crowdrise page.
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.
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.
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.
Cares of Washington was founded in 1980 as the International Association of Machinists Center for Administrating Rehabilitation and Employment Services for the purpose of providing assistance to people with disabilities living in the Puget Sound area. Over the next two decades, the organization grew to a multi-state employment service agency, headquartered in Washington D.C. In 2002, the Seattle office merged with Independent Employment Services, expanding operations to Tacoma and Bremerton.
When nationwide programing ended in 2003, the management and staff in Seattle established Cares of Washington (Cares) to continue to provide critical services to low-income individuals as well as people living with disabilities in our region. Cares assumed management of all regional contracts without a single day of interruption, and has continued to provide effective, high quality services ever since.
The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.
The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest serves the epilepsy community throughout the Northwest where over 136,000 people live with epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to making sure that people with epilepsy and seizures can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy affirms this positive message and embodies it through action.
Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes, coaches, volunteers and fans to raise awareness and money to help fund the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission. For more information, visit www.epilepsy.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 TEARS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately lift a financial burden from families who have lost a baby by providing funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services.
We believe that every baby’s life deserves to be honored and memorialized in accordance with the grieving parents’ wishes and are committed to helping bereaved parents with this experience.
We also believe that every grieving parent deserves access to ongoing bereavement support. Therefore, we also offer parents comprehensive bereavement care in the form of grief support groups and peer companions.
One in four women will experience a pregnancy or infant loss in her lifetime. You are not alone.
For more information or support, please visit www.thetearsfoundation.org.