Last year more than 200 Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach 1/2 Marathon runners chose to run for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – the National Featured Charity of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series – raising over $75,000 for the kids of St. Jude. You can join them in using your race to help save lives!
When you register for Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach 1/2 Marathon as a St. Jude Hero, you’ll raise funds and become part of an alliance against childhood cancer, united in ensuring families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Running for St. Jude means:
- free race entry
- charity medal in addition to finisher medal
- fundraising and training support from St. Jude
- an unforgettable race-day experience including exclusive post-race hospitality access
- making an impact far beyond your race
Contact Team Shatterproof at 800-597-2557 or [email protected].
Run to honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a friend in recovery. Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families. Together, we can shatter the stigma associated with addiction, removing the shame felt by those struggling with this disease. Together, We Are Shatterproof!
Contact Krista Jones at 845-204-9421 or [email protected].
Sparrow’s Nest cooks and delivers homemade meals to the families of caregivers diagnosed with cancer. Our mission is to provide financial and stress relief to families in New York by offering free nutritious meals during a difficult time.
World Wildlife Fund US
Contact Breanna Giovanniello at 202.495.4155 or [email protected].
Run a Rock n Roll Marathon with WWF’s Panda Nation and together we’ll tackle the biggest, toughest issues facing our planet. We’re not afraid of a challenge, are you?
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Contact Becky Burris at [email protected].org.
Make every mile more meaningful when you join Team Challenge, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Endurance Training Program! Whether you walk or run, it’s so much more than a race. We are a community, a family united together for a purpose much larger than ourselves – to help find cures for the 1.6 million Americans living with IBD. TEAMMATES GET: professional coaching, race entry, accommodations (select events), team gear, team reception, fundraising mentor & resources…most importantly, YOU can make a difference in the fight against Crohn’s & colitis. Join the Team Challenge family today!
Contact Carly Samuelson at 512-318-6187 or [email protected].
Join Team Heifer!
When you participate and fundraise with Team Heifer for any race in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series you’ll be bringing communities around the world closer to ending hunger and poverty.
What does a Water Buffalo and running have in common?
We ask all Team Heifer participants to raise at least $250 in order to receive a race entry in to the RNR Marathon Series race of your choice. When you hit your goal, you’ll be providing a family with a water buffalo which could be the first step to lifting them out of hunger and poverty.
Contact us to learn more or fill in your contact information to receive an invitation to run with Team Heifer. We’re looking forward to having you on our Team.
Contact Leslie Knudsen at 512-861-5609 or [email protected].
Joining Team JDRF in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series, means you are supporting type 1 diabetes (T1D) research that is making life better, safer and healthier for people living with the disease until together we have turned Type One into Type None. JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research and advocating for government support of research and new therapies. Have some fun and gather your friends to run or walk with Team JDRF to end T1D! Sign up Today!
Kellsie’s Hope Foundation
Contact Joe Silhavy at (618) 973-3393 or [email protected].
Kellsie’s Hope was founded by Kellsie Marchbanks while battling osteosarcoma for the third time. Although she ultimately lost her battle, Kellsie’s mission lives on through her foundation. Run entirely by volunteers, Kellsie’s Hope is dedicated to helping children and young adults with cancer, especially those whose cancer has relapsed. By joining Kellsie’s Krew, you are helping fulfill its mission of providing gifts and gift trips to children suffering from cancer, promoting childhood cancer awareness and funding cancer research. With your help, we can continue to provide these wonderful children with comfort today and hope for their future.
Contact Colleen O’Farrell at 202-464-8822 or [email protected].
Test your strength. Push your limits. FIGHT ALS! Grab your friends and join us for this opportunity to be a part of Team Challenge ALS!
Endure to Cure Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Contact Jason Sissel at [email protected].
Endure to Cure’s programs bring uplifting gifts/experiences to children in cancer treatment and help families cover uninsurable travel expenses associated with cancer treatments. Join us and be somebody’s hero today!
Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
Contact Sean Flynn at 703-243-9710 or [email protected].
Led by parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum, OAR’s mission is to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily.
World Animal Protection
Contact Caitlin Cahalan at 646.783.2224 or [email protected].
Active in more than 50 countries, we end the needless suffering of animals around the world and inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better.
debra of America
Contact Bethany Tillema at 212-868-1573 ex. 109 or [email protected].
The mission of debra of America is to improve the quality of life for all people living in the United States with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), their families, and caregivers through free programs and services while funding research to find a cure and treatments for EB
American Brain Tumor Association
Contact Kali Drews at [email protected].
The American Brain Tumor Association’s (ABTA) Team Breakthrough endurance program is a Charity Partner of the Rock n Roll Marathon. Team Breakthrough raising funds and awareness to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors.
Contact Brynn Draguesku at 312-787-4412 or [email protected].
Join Bright Pink to help save young women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer. Your run can support prevention and early detection education for women and their health providers nationwide.
American Cancer Society
Contact Kyra Racelis at 312.960.2346 or [email protected].
We want to drive cancer into insignificance. Today 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will get cancer in their lifetimes. Together, we are a united force against all cancers.
Every Mother Counts
Contact Stephanie Michels at 646-918-6609 or [email protected].
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. We inform and engage audiences to take action, raising funds supporting maternal health.
National Stroke Association
Contact Betsy Hailstone at (303) 754-0931 or [email protected].
Run for the only national non-profit 100% dedicated to stroke. Join Stroke Challenge and support programs focused on education, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.
Contact Albia Cruz at 4158640780 or [email protected].
GirlVentures’ mission is to empower adolescent girls to develop and express their strengths.
We run summer expeditions with a social-emotional learning curriculum based in social justice, identity, and confidence building.
By investing in GirlVentures, you are giving girls and young women from diverse communities the opportunity to build courage and discover who they really are, at one of the most formative times in their lives.
Thanks for your consideration!
Contact Jack Flynn at [email protected].
CureNFwithJack’s mission is to find a cure for neurofibromatosis by funding research. With your help, we can fight devastating tumors and bring hope to children and all individuals with NF.
Dragon Master Foundation
Contact Shereen O’Neill at [email protected].
Dragon Master Foundation is committed to cancer cures in our lifetime by giving researchers the tools they need to treat today’s patients and find tomorrow’s cures.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF)
Contact Jenna Stasiewicz at [email protected].
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date education about this type of cancer. The LRF mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.
Blythedale Children’s Hospital
Contact Christina Caras at 914-831-2512 or [email protected].
Blythedale is New York State’s only independent, specialty children’s hospital. Serving patients from birth through age 19, Blythedale provides comprehensive care for medically complex children and support for their families.
John Wayne Cancer Foundation
Contact Greg Graber at 949-631-8400 or [email protected].
Fight Cancer with GRIT and Walk or Run for Free! Race in honor of your loved ones and help fund pioneering cancer research, education, awareness and support to save lives.
Fundación Castro Limón
Contact Roxana Rodriguez at 6199218493 or [email protected].
We are a Non-Profit Organization that procures funds to provide integral care to children and adolescents with cancer through a team of highly specialized health professionals in Tijuana, Mexico
Team Quest – The International Dyslexia Association
Contact Anna Reuter at [email protected].
Sign up to run for the International Dyslexia Association as a member of TeamQuest. When you do, you create a better future for every individual who struggles to read.
Contact Tusk Trust at +44 1747 831005 or [email protected].
Tusk’s mission is to advance innovation to protect Africa’s wildlife and natural habitat. By empowering local communities and connecting global partners, Tusk provides promising solutions to the crisis facing Africa’s wildlife.
Contact Missy Rahman at 866.958.2536 ext. 702 or [email protected].
Harboring Hearts is a 501c3 organization that provides financial and emotional support to heart patients and their families. The Harboring Hearts Circle of Care consists of housing, transportation and food support as well as hospital and family events aimed at easing the burden of heart disease.
Endometriosis Foundation of America
Contact Kimberly Tronolone at 646-854-3309 or [email protected].
The Endometriosis Foundation of America strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community and the public, the EFA places particular emphasis on the critical importance of early endometriosis diagnosis and effective intervention while simultaneously providing education to the next generation of medical professionals and their patients.
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Contact Lauren Charamut at 203.652.0216 or [email protected].
The MMRF is recognized as one of the most significant innovators in cancer research. The work of the MMRF is dramatically improving the outlook for patients with multiple myeloma and other cancers.
Voices Against Brain Cancer
Contact Kevin Ogborn at 215.519.9440 or [email protected].
Voices Against Brain Cancer’s (VABC) mission is to find a cure for brain cancer and brain tumors by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness, creating a brain cancer and tumor community, and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.
American Institute for Cancer Research
Contact M Healy at 202.600.3018 or [email protected].
The American Institute for Cancer Research champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.
Catch A Lift Fund
Contact R Fessock at [email protected].
Catch A Lift Fund is a non-profit whose mission is to get post-911 combat wounded veterans back into physical fitness with the ultimate of goal of reaching Post-Traumatic Growth.
Children’s Tumor Foundation
Contact Emily Crabtree at [email protected].
The Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Endurance Team gives participants the opportunity to run, bike, or swim in endurance events across the country. By joining our team you can raise awareness and research funds to find a cure for NF (neurofibromatosis), while receiving training from experienced coaches, entry into a variety of races, fundraising support, and inspiration from our NF Heroes.
Central Asia Institute
Contact Jennifer Pearson at 406-585-7841 or [email protected].
Let each stride bring girls in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan closer to education. Join our team and each step becomes a pencil, a scholarship, and a dream for girls’ education.
Contact Nadine Griffith at [email protected].
Marley’s Mutts is a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, trains and re-homes death row dogs from Kern County, California’s high-kill animal shelters. In addition, we utilize the rescued dogs to transform people’s lives. Through the power of the human-canine bond, we empower dogs and people to live healthy, happy and productive lives.
Lupus Foundation of America
Contact Stacey Clark at 631-988-8374 or [email protected].
We are devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Contact Bonnie Hopkins at 478-746-4090 or [email protected].
Ronald McDonald House Charities believes that home is any place where families are together. We believe that healing happens over laughter and bedtime stories. We believe in keeping families close.
Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Contact Adina Frazier at (202) 628-0123 x 146 or [email protected].
Our mission is to empower a nation of advocates who work with us to offer support for patients, raise awareness of preventative measures, and inspire efforts to fund critical research.
Contact Gabrielle Olliverre at 1-800-267-2632 or [email protected].
WWF-Canada is an environmental non-profit organization that works to create solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. By participating and fundraising through Rock ‘n’ Roll you will support WWF’s valuable conservation efforts from coast to coast to coast, including working to protect arctic, freshwater, and oceans species and habitats. Take the challenge for wildlife and wild spaces, and sign up to run for WWF-Canada. Contact us for further information about a Team Panda runners kit and other excellent prizes available.
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® “WWF” is a WWF Registered Trademark
The Pink Agenda
Contact Katie Kuhn at [email protected].
TPA engages today’s generation to find tomorrow’s cure by finding, funding, and partnering with researchers and programs that are improving the lives of those suffering from breast cancer. Put The Pink Agenda on your agenda!
Give Kids The World Village
Contact Omar Elkalyoubie at 407-396-1114 Ext. 4540 or [email protected].
Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free, dream vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Paws Chicago – TEAM PAWS
Contact Carrie Cihasky at 773-475-3315 or [email protected].
Join TEAM PAWS and become part of a community of nearly 4,500 people who, over the past 11 years, have saved more than 15,000 homeless animals.
Contact Hailey Carter at 310.640.8787 or [email protected].
Team Rubicon is an international disaster response organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly provide relief to communities in need. Founded in 2010 with the expressed goal of quickly responding to large-scale disasters, Team Rubicon has deployed thousands of volunteers across the United States and world to provide relief to communities in need.
With your help, we’ll be able to continue to provide the necessary assistance to the victims of disasters around the world.
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
Contact Jen Gaynor at 800-532-7667 ext. 161 or [email protected].
Join Team MSAA for the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series! The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events offer a range of distances including a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K.
MSAA is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1970. Our organization is dedicated to improving lives today through ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS, their families, and their care partners.
When you fundraise you will help us provide vital services and programs that include a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning educational videos and publications, including MSAA’s magazine, The Motivator; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational programs held across the country; and Lending Library among other services.
SYTA Youth Foundation
Contact Hazel Mejia at 703-610-0241 or [email protected].
The SYTA Youth Foundation’s mission is to impact youth through travel experiences, changing their lives for good! The Running for Youth Team uses long distance running as a symbol of endurance & hope.
Global Lyme Alliance
Contact Angelo Masino at 203.883.6773 or [email protected].
Global Lyme Alliance is the leading private nonprofit dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research and education. Learn more or donate at GLA.org.
EJ Autism Foundation
Contact Bea Huste-Petersen at 631-521-4134 or [email protected].
Help us at EJ Autism Foundation to “fight the mystery” of autism. Our aim is to increase autism awareness and to raise funds for programs that work with children on the spectrum.
Open Hands Overflowing Hearts
Contact Katelyn Mitchell at 205.746.8970 or [email protected].
We exist to create awareness and funding for Pediatric Cancer research. Our hope is that in the future no child has to hear the words “you have cancer”.
Contact Chelsey Bunyer at 203-414-2716 or [email protected].
Project Purple is a non-profit organization created to raise awareness, support patients and families affected by the disease, and fund research efforts to defeat pancreatic cancer.
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Contact Nicole Herring at 201.250.8440 or [email protected].
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) is the largest non-profit in the U.S. focused entirely on Duchenne. Our mission is to end Duchenne.
Contact Ashley Liebman at 646-388-7615 or [email protected].
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
Contact Katie Skilskyj at (650) 598-2857 or [email protected].
BJALCF is devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education and treatment. Our overall goal is to make Lung Cancer a chronically managed disease.
National Psoriasis Foundation
Contact Kris Bockmier at 503-546-8389 or [email protected].
Our mission: To drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.
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