Team CIF - Center for Independent Futures - Every year a group of dedicated athletes make the ultimate CIF commitment: to run 26.2 miles and raise at least $750 for CIF programs and services. Since 2007, Team CIF has raised over $100,000 by running for possibilities. You can be a part of Team CIF and help individuals with disabilities realize their hopes and dreams. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about becoming involved with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Program by joining Team CIF 2013, please contact Becca Kaplan at 847.328.2044.
Other Charities supported in 2012
(No endorsement here... just promoting the idea of supporting charities for whom ERC members are running!)
Action for Healthy Kids is a Chicago based non-profit organization that works nationwide to fight obesity and sedentary lifestyles by providing resources and programs to schools to improve nutrition and physical activity education and practices. We are seeking people, who have already registered for the Chicago Marathon, that might be interested in fundraising around our cause & to join our team. Our exciting news is that Ultra Marathon Man, Dean Karnazes, will be running on our team!
American Cancer Society - Doris Taerbaum is running for them, and you can link to her donations page.
American Red Cross – we all know what they do!
American Lung Association - the American Lung Association’s Charity Team, the O2 Runners, still has post-close entries and general entries available! If you have runners who are interested in running the 2012 Chicago Marathon, and did not register in time, check them out.
Asha – Amarpal Matharu is supporting the Asha Darshan Trust, to promote education in rural poverty areas in India, by funding related infrastructure and mid-day meals. His goal s $1500 and any amount is appreciated!
AUTISM SPEAKS is dedicated to raising funds for the research of the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism. We also work to connect families who are touched by this disorder by giving them resources and building a strong community in which they can share their stories. Contact Katrina Mesina at 224-567-8573 or Katrina.Mesina@autismspeaks.org for post-close entries or to join their team.
BACK ON MY FEET - join our fight against homelessness by doing what you love - running! If you have questions, please call or e-mail Meredith Weber at 312-804-2074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BETWEEN FRIENDS - dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and abuse through education, support, counseling and advocacy services.
The CHILDREN’S MEMORIAL MARATHON TEAM is a highly motivated group of runners who show their dedication to improving the health and lives of children and their families by raising funds for Children’s Memorial Hospital while training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
THE DANNY DID FOUNDATION, of Chicago, was started by Danny's parents after his death at 4 to raise awareness of SUDEP, Sudden Unexpected Death from EPilepsy. They also still have some post-close spots. Katie Andino will be running for them in 2013.
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA), offers services and sponsors events for youth and adults who have a physical or visual impairment and is supported by the Holzmuellers.
JUST GIVING - Lyle Smart is running for this organization that funds cancer research.
MELANOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, Kalen Daniels is running to raise money through its Miles for Melanoma program, in honor of her mom.
MISERICORDIA, for which Martha Floberg is running
RISE INTERNATIONAL is non profit organization that builds schools for the children in rural Angola, Africa.
RUN FOR OUR SONS improves the treatment, quality of life, and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) through research, advocacy, education, and compassion.
RUN FOR AUTISM still has a ton of entries into the race, and as the signature fundraising effort for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), challenges individuals to reach a racing goal and raise funds for autism research. Since 2003, the RUN program has raised just over $3.8 million. In roughly the same span, OAR has awarded $2.2 million in new research grants for 120 research studies from researchers across the U.S. and abroad.
RESEARCH FOR DOWNS SYNDROME Runners is the only charity running program dedicated to Down syndrome research. Our mission is the development of safe and effective drugs to improve memory and learning in persons with Down syndrome. You can support our mission by becoming an RDS Runner in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
ST. JUDE’S CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL has a limited number of entries through the St. Jude Heroes program. If you need an entry, contact Kristine Paca via email at email@example.com or by phone at 800.621.5359 and commit to raising a minimum of $1,200. If you’re already in, JOIN their effort!
SECONDHAND SNOOTS RESCUE, an all-volunteer network of rescuers and foster homes, is dedicated to working towards a no-kill community and nation. While we do not have a physical location, we are focused on education, advocacy and problem-solving for people and animals.
Join the SPECIAL OLYMPICS Chicago Running Team!
TEAM LEMON, is seeking team members who are looking to make their Bank of America Chicago Marathon mean even more! With no fundraising minimum and great incentives, such as fundraising and training coaches, we’re looking to help you make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer as you train for your marathon experience. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). To-date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, has raised more than $50 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 200 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT AND FIND A BETTER WAY, being supported by Kieran Stack, for men and women incurring service-related injuries on or after September 11, 2001. He'll be running Marine Corps Marathon, Oct., 28th, but he's just as deserving!