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 2013 Seattle Marathon Crowdrise page.
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. &lquo;Miles for Smiles,&rquo; 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 Chebagogo Foundation is a grass-roots and hands-on non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality education, a nurturing home life, healthcare and eventually career opportunities to AIDS orphans in Kenya. We wish to provide assistance and eventually establish a self-sustaining program to be available to the AIDS orphans of Kenya, regardless of religious background, culture, or gender. For more information, visit www.chebagogo.org.
The Conservation Lands Foundation is the only organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and expanding our National Conservation Lands—more than 28 million acres of protected public lands and waterways throughout the West. Working with local communities, we’re pioneering new ways to safeguard public lands for future generations. Here in Washington, we worked with local businesses and community members to protect the new San Juan Islands National Monument, and we’ll continue working with the community and the Bureau of Land Management to ensure this spectacular place is treasured by all Americans. We believe that open spaces shape the character of this country and by working with local communities, we protect the best part of our country, our history and ourselves. For more info, contact Julie@conservationlands.org or visit www.conservationlands.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.
IslandWood is a nationally recognized outdoor learning center that connects thousands of children and adults every year to the natural world in neighborhoods throughout the Puget Sound region. IslandWood offers residential school and graduate programs, conference programs for nonprofits and corporations, and camps and community programs for families. For more information, visit www.islandwood.com.
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.
The Oral Cancer Foundation’s Seattle Walk for Awareness/Save the Face Race is an annual Awareness Walk & 5k run to promote awareness and early detection of this deadly and disfiguring disease, while raising much needed funds for research, patient advocacy, and support services for those patients and families affected by Oral Cancer.
The Oral Cancer Foundation has formed partnerships with the University of WA’s School of Dentistry, the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon, the Washington State Dental Association, and the WA Academy of General Dentistry, among other organizations, in an effort to raise the 5 year survival rate of Oral Cancer from a mere 57% through early detection and awareness.
If caught in early stages, Oral Cancer has over a 90% survival rate.
Please join us Sept. 14th at Magnuson Park in Seattle and help us save lives, smiles, kisses, and families. For more info and to register, visit our website.
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 10,000 people every month in 2010. 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 mission of the Seattle Police Foundation is to raise support and awareness for the Seattle Police Department(SPD). After the tragic events of 9/11, a public desire arose to support public safety efforts and the officers who work tirelessly to protect our community. The Seattle Police Foundation supports three areas of SPD: community partnerships, employee development, and new technologies and equipment. Through the Foundation’s support, Seattle continues to be one of America’s safest cities, and continues to be a place for families and businesses to thrive. For more information, visit us at www.seattlepolicefoundation.org or reach us at (206)733-9372.
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.
Team in Training (TNT) is the world’s oldest, biggest, and best endurance sports training program. In our 24 years, we have helped over 460,000 athletes reach the finish line of an endurance event such as a half or full marathon. Only with TNT do you receive coaching support, fundraising support, travel and accommodations at our major events, as well as lifelong friendships and the knowledge that you are making a difference in the lives of so many with blood cancer. Together, we will BEAT cancer. For more information, visit our website at www.teamintraining.org/wa, or call us at 888-345-4572.
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.