The 2nd & 7 Foundation
The 2nd & 7 Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio whose mission is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward. Started in 1999 by three former Ohio State University football players, Luke Fickell, Ryan Miller and Mike Vrabel, The 2nd & 7 Foundation connects student-athletes with 2nd graders to promote reading and provide books for each child. In the past 18 years, The 2nd & 7 Foundation has given out more than 200,000 books in 19 States by partnering with 96 Universities and High Schools. Learn more about how you can get involved at www.secondandseven.com. #READERSANDLEADERS
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society DetermiNation and the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon provide an unmatched participant experience to athletes of all abilities. Make every mile more meaningful and Celebrate "YOU" Like a Champion, with music, crowds and a finish line party. You can dedicate your training and race to the only endurance charity training team that helps save lives from ALL cancers. You'll receive outstanding runner benefits to help you along the way, like free team training, race-weekend VIP amenities, an inspiring team dinner, and online tools you need to make achieving your personal fundraising goals easy and fun! Join the American Cancer Society's team of athletes determined to end cancer today. With every step you take and every mile you conquer, you'll be saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. Run Fast. Train Hard. Find Cures. For more information, visit www.acsdetermination.org/columbus.
Buckeye Cruise For Cancer
The Buckeye Cruise For Cancer, which benefits the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund For Cancer Research and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, has raised more than $10 million since 2008. The 10th Anniversary Buckeye Cruise For Cancer is set for February 25–March 2, 2017. GO BUCKS! BEAT CANCER! www.buckeyecruiseforcancer.com
The Capital Kids
A historic step forward was taken in 2000 when a new model for after-school programs was developed with the creation of The Capital Kids. Four pilot sites were created at area Community Recreation Centers. The program incorporates trained staff, state-of-the-art technology, high expectations and high performance standards designed to enhance student's academic achievement and to provide participants with a safe place to learn and play when school is out. Capital Kids serves youth in grades K-5. Capital Kids sites are located in areas where the schools have the most need. Columbus City Schools is the feeder school for our program. The maximum number of program participants per site is 35 kids.
“That no child should be kept from school for lack of adequate clothing.” This is the creed of the Charity Newsies, a unique non-profit organization founded in 1907. For more than 100 years, the Newsies have provided new winter coats, clothing and shoes — and more recently, school uniforms, math materials, and dictionaries — to thousands of school children. For the recently completed season, Charity Newsies clothed 13,000 boys and girls in Franklin County. The Charity Newsies' members fund its activities privately through gifts, bequests and solicitations. After a public auction each December, hundreds of Newsies hit the streets the following Saturday, wearing their famous white coveralls to sell a special edition of The Columbus Dispatch to drive-by contributors — 100% of these donations go directly to the purchase of clothing. For more information, visit www.charitynewsies.com.
First Due Endurance Racing
First Due Endurance Racing is a team made up of Central Ohio Firefighters and their families. First Due promotes fitness and physical activity throughout the community and the fire service. First Due strives to raise money for those in need. First Due has partnered with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (firehero.org) for fundraising efforts the past five years. The NFFF assists families of those who have died in the line of duty. Each year approximately 100 firefighters die in the line of duty, a number that the NFFF works to decrease to zero. This year at the Capital City Half Marathon, First Due Endurance members will run in full structural firefighting gear, including masks and air tanks. This will be First Due's fifth event running this way, and the first at Cap City. First Due Endurance Racing will accept donations at the expo, on Race Day or online at www.crowdrise.com. For more information visit www.facebook.com/firstdueracing.
FLIP: Fight, Live, Inspire, Prevent
FLIP: Fight, Live, Inspire, Prevent — is about helping you live a lifestyle that prevents cancer and inspires others to do the same. We are about approachable prevention, simple changes, community support and fun ideas. Our goal is to save lives through cancer prevention. We focus our efforts on increasing awareness, reinforcing education, and inspiring preventative action. We fulfill our mission in part by hosting inspiring events, like the Darby Creek Trail Run — July 15th, 2017. Please join us for this inspiring 5k walk/ run and challenging 10k trail run. Use discount code CapCity for $5 off registration.
Let Me Run
Let Me Run is a nonprofit holistic health program for 4th through 8th grade boys. Using running as the vehicle to inspire, teach and reach boys, our comprehensive curriculum breaks down destructive male stereotypes that often stand in the way of positive futures for boys. Twice a week for seven weeks, our trained coaches guide teams of six to fourteen boys through the program, designed to amplify confidence, self-expression, and respect for others. Each fall and spring season culminates in a 5k race that celebrates the boys' emotional, social and physical growth. Join the movement at LetMeRun.org.
The Maria Tiberi Foundation
Dom Tiberi lost his daughter, a Senior Graphics Design Major at The Ohio State University, in a tragic car accident that by all accounts could have been prevented. So he is spreading a message, Maria's Message, with the hopes of saving lives. The Maria Tiberi Foundation will provide scholarship dollars to students following in Maria's educational footsteps and launch a campaign to help change driving habits. For more information visit 10tv.com/mariasmessage.
National Blood Clot Alliance
Chances are you, or someone you know had a blood clot. It may have been called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism (PE), but nonetheless, in everyday terms, it was a blood clot. And, there's a good chance it was very serious, maybe even fatal.
Be it a baby, child, teenager or a young adult, or perhaps a person in the prime of their life or a senior citizen — blood clots do not discriminate. They can just as easily affect athletes as well as those less physically fit. They affect men and women; rich and poor — blood clots do not discriminate. Take a look at profiles of people of all walks of life who have been affected. Some of our stories are stories of survival — often against great odds of misdiagnosis or simply being unaware of the signs, symptoms or risk factors. Others are stories told by family members whose relative's lives could not be saved.
Ronald McDonald House Charities — Team RMHC
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) serves families with seriously ill children by providing a home-away-from-home at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. It is currently the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world after a recent expansion. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in Central Ohio. One of Ronald McDonald House's programs includes Team RMHC, a group of runners who train together and fundraise for the House and its families. This year, Team RMHC will be training for the Cap City Half Marathon as they help support families of seriously-ill children. Learn more about Team RMHC and sign up to participate today at http://rmhc-centralohio.org/get-involved/team-rmhc/.
Team Andrew / Auditory Oral Children's Center
The Auditory Oral Children's Center is a non-profit Oral Deaf Education Center located in Central Ohio. The program teaches children with hearing loss how to listen and talk. The goal is for the children to become proficient in spoken language so they may live independently in the hearing world. The school has benefitted children like Andrew Reese, 16, who is deaf and hears as a result of cochlear implant surgery. CLICK HERE to register for the race. Donations can be made in the amount of $25, $50, $100 or $250. All proceeds will help children who are deaf or have severe hearing loss receive services that will help them hear and talk. Contact Mike Reese at 614-546-9101 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.