Jan 17-18 2015

Arizona: Charity Information

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Imagine a race where hope marks the finish line. Make it a reality when you run as a St. Jude Hero to support the lifesaving work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

St. Jude has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from our research. And no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.

As a St. Jude Hero, you’ll cross the finish line knowing that you truly Run for a Reason. To learn more about becoming a St. Jude Hero, call 602-385-0480, email Nicole.DiSturco@stjude.org, or visit http://www.heroes.stjude.org/

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Website: WorldVision.org/arizona

Email: mforsber@worldvision.org

Phone: 312 965 3266

Official Charities

Achilles International Greater Phoenix Chapter – Achilles International Greater Phoenix Chapter
To enable people with disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, and enhance self-esteem
Website: achillesinternational-greaterphoenix.com/
Email: pmazur1@msn.com Phone: 817 914 4506

American Association for Cancer Research Foundation – AACR Runners for Research
To prevent and cure cancer by providing financial support for scientific research, education, and communication.
Website: aacrfoundation.org
Email: melissa.topakbashian@aacr.org Phone: 215 446 6899

American Diabetes Association – Team Diabetes
To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes
Website: main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=8500&pg=entry
Email: lbrown@diabetes.org Phone: 602861-4731

Best Buddies Arizona – Team Best Buddies
Global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Website: bestbuddiesarizona.org
Email: timothybolen@bestbuddies.org Phone: 6022536301

Burma Humanitarian Mission – Run for Burma
BHM empowers people around the world to exercise their health to support community-based healthcare and education projects.
Website: burmamission.org/
Email: jzurick@burmamission.org Phone: 202441-2888

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation – Multiple Private Coaches
Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal-cord-injury, funding innovative research and improving quality of life for people living with paralysis.
Website: christopherreeve.org
Email: dflynn@christopherreeve.org Phone: 4242199440

Colleen’s Dream Foundation – Running For The Dream
Colleen’s Dream Foundation raises money for young investigators performing early detection research for ovarian cancer.
Website: colleensdream.org

Cure SMA
Cure SMA is the leading organization dedicated to a treatment and cure for spinal muscular atrophy.
Website: www.cureSMA.org
Email: amber@cureSMA.org Phone: 847-709-6339

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy – Team Families of SMA
Families of SMA funds and directs the leading SMA research to develop a treatment and cure and provides family support.
Website: fsma.org/index.cfm
Email: Ellen@fsma.org Phone: 800 886 1762

FHL Ministries – Faith, Hope & Love
Race for education to bring Faith, Hope, Love and a brand new school to the community of Merger, Haiti!
Website: fhl13.org
Email: fhlministries13@gmail.com Phone: 480 321 6091

Foundation for Prader-Willi Research – One Small Step
The mission of FPWR is to eliminate the challenges of Prader-Willi syndrome through the advancement of research.
Website: fpwr.org
Email: kristy_glenn2002@yahoo.com Phone: 602 434 1587

Hands Giving Hope – Chasing Hope
Running to meet the needs of the orphaned and impoverished worldwide.
Website: hghope.org/
Email: nyoung@hghope.org Phone:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society – MS Rockstars
The National MS Society’s kickass running team. Training, fundraising, rockin’ good time, we got it all-not your typical charity team.
Website: msrockstars.com/
Email: renata.sahagian@nmss.org Phone: 760448-8406

NephCure Kidney International
NephCure Kidney International is supports research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney disease FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome.             Website: nephcure.org/
Email: events@nephcure.org Phone: 610-540-0186

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation – Miracles in Motion
Miracles in Motion is an endurance training and fundraising program benefiting the children and families of Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Website: pchmiraclesinmotion/
Email: czenner@phoenixchildrens.com Phone: 602 933 2640

Playworks Arizona – Playworks Arizona
Playworks Mission: To improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.
Website: playworks.org/arizona
Email: jransom@playworks.org Phone: 480525-6566

ReBokamoso, We are the Future Inc. – We are the Future
Is to provide and promote education opportunities to ensure a better future for South Africa and the world.
Website: rebokamoso@gmail.com
Email: annashetrick@gmail.com Phone: http://www.rebokamoso.com

Ronan Thompson Foundation – Ronan Thompson Foundation
The Ronan Thompson Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer.
Website: theronanthompsonfoundation.com/
Email: meghan@ronanthompson.org

Tanya.Amos@asu.edu Phone: 602809-3720

TGen’s Dorrance Center for Rare Childhood Disorders – TGen’s Run for Kids
TGen’s Dorrance Center for Rare Childhood Disorders helps find answers and treatments for children battling rare disorders.
Website: c4rcd.org
Email: rnebrich@tgen.org Phone: 602 343 8638

The NephCure Foundation – Nephletes
NephCure is the only organization committed to support research seeking cause, and cure of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis and Nephrotic Syndrome.
Website: nephcure.org/
Email: kcooley@nephcure.org Phone: 610 540 0186 x18

The Next Step Foundation - Team Brandon
Team Brandon is the face of The Next Step Foundation. Raise awareness about the life-altering effects of drinking & driving and empower special needs families to participate in exercise/self-love programs.           Website: thenextstepfoundation.org/
Email: cari.fonseca@yahoo.com Phone: 602-619-5558

Turner Syndrome Foundation – TEAM TSF
Turner Syndrome Foundation’s goal is to support research, education, awareness and improve medical care of those affected by TS.
Website: tsfusa.org/
Email: coach@teamtsf.org Phone: 800594-4585

UNITY Inc
UNITY is a national network organization promoting personal development, citizenship, and leadership among Native American youth.
Website: www.unityinc.org/
Email: k.davis@unityinc.org Phone: 480-718-9793

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Schedule of Events

Friday, January 16 – Saturday, January 17

Health & Fitness Expo presented by Fox10 & My45

Phoenix Convention Center – North Halls A-E
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday 5k

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KiDS ROCK
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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Race Day

Marathon
Half Marathon/Relay
10k
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