Jul 18-19 2015

Chicago: Charity

 Interested in becoming an Official Charity? Charity Application

Preferred Charity Partners

Running across the finish line is an amazing personal accomplishment. Give your race even more meaning, by joining a charity training program from one of our Official training partners! Make an impact while training with new friends that will last a lifetime.

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, visit fundraising.stjude.org or contact us at (773) 313-4308 or lexi.fiedler@stjude.org.

Official Charities

American Cancer Society – DetermiNation
The American Cancer Society DetermiNation program will help you do the unthinkable, achieve what seems impossible, and change the course of cancer forever
Website: cancer.org
Email: Christopher.Bowles@cancer.org  Phone: (312) 279-7255

American Diabetes Association
Our Mission:  To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Website: http://www.diabetes.org/teamdiabetes
Email: teamdiabetes@diabetes.org  Phone: 800-676-4065 ext. 1735

Banfield Charitable Trust – Team BCT
Banfield Charitable Trust helps struggling pet owners care for their pets so that pet families can stay together.
Website: banfieldcharitabletrust.org 
Email: russ.kukini@banfieldcharitabletrust.org     Phone: (503) 922-5041

Little Giraffe Foundation – Little Giraffe Foundation
Little Giraffe Foundation is dedicated to funding neonatal research and supporting parents and patients of the NICU.
Website: littlegiraffefoundation.org
Email: littlegiraffefoundation@gmail.com     Phone: (847) 927-6233

Lymphoma Research Foundation
LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease
Website: www.lymphoma.org
Email: teamlrf@lymphoma.org  Phone: 646-465-9106

Kidney Cancer Association
Run to benefit the Kidney Cancer Association in honor of Jimbo who died of Kidney Cancer on September 5, 2012.
Website: www.kidneycancer.org/
Email: run4jimbo@att.net  Phone: 847-494-4253

Make-A-Wish Illinois – Team Make-A-Wish
We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Website: illinois.wish.org 
Email: nichele@illinois.wish.org     Phone: (312) 602-9419

Marfan Foundation – Team Victory
The Marfan Foundation does everything possible to make sure people with Marfan syndrome and related disorders live longer, fuller lives.
Website: marfan.org/get-involved/fundraising-events/victory
Email: kcavanagh@marfan.org     Phone: 516 883 8712 ext. 138

Move for Hunger
Race Against Hunger! Join Move For Hunger and help us provide meals to families in need across the US.
Website: www.moveforhunger.org/run
Email:  emily@moveforhunger.org      Phone:  732-832-5025

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

PAWS Chicago – TEAM PAWS
RACING TO SAVE LIVES!
Website: teampaws.org
Email: teampaws@pawschicago.org     Phone: (773) 475-3315

PKD Foundation
Promote programs of research, advocacy, education, and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease.
Website: runforpkd.org
Email: runforpkd@pkdcure.org  Phone: 800-753-2873

Prostate Cancer Foundation – Athletes for a Cure
Athletes for a Cure raises funds and awareness for the fight against prostate cancer by supporting life-saving research.
Website: athletesforacure.org
Email: info@athletesforacure.org     Phone: (310) 570-4700

Starlight Children’s Foundation – Starlight in Sneakers
We help seriously ill children and their families cope with pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.
Website: starlight-midwest.org
Email: jbaumann@starlightmidwest.org     Phone: (312) 251-7827 Ext. 15

UNITY Inc. United National Indian Tribal Youth
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

UPS for DownS
Our team includes athletes with and without Down syndrome.    What’s your R-word?  We’ve got two:  RUN and RESPECT!
Website: upsfordowns.org 
Email: marathon@upsfordowns.org     Phone: (847) 895-2100

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Schedule of Events

July 18-19, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

McCormick Place, Hall D1
Friday, July 17: 12:30pm – 7pm
Saturday, July 18: 9:30am – 5pm
Expo Details

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 5K

Start Time: 8:00am
Event Details

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon

Start Time: 6:30am
Event Details