GO! for a Cause – The Official Charity Program of GO! St. Louis

Doorways-Team-2GO! St. Louis offers non-profit organizations the opportunity to fundraise and bring cause awareness through its GO! for a Cause Charity Program. This program provides an exciting and rewarding opportunity for individual participants to accomplish training goals, while at the same time, raise funds and awareness for their favorite charity. Since its inception in 2010, GO! for a Cause has raised close to $2 million for area causes!

Contact Alison Berger at (314) 727 0800 or aberger@gostlouis.org for more information.

Read the 2014 GO! for a Cause News Release Here

2015 Official Great Halloween Race Charities

Microfinancing-PartnersMicrofinancing Partners in Africa
By providing grants for the strengthening and expansion of microfinancing programs in Africa, MPA empowers those living in extreme poverty to lift themselves up with dignity through access to services and education.

To learn more about joining this team, email Melanie

jane-doeJane Doe Advocacy Center
To improve the state of public health with a focus on assisting and empowering survivors and those at risk of sexual violence

To learn more about joining this team, email Rachna

2015 Official Marathon Weekend Charities

alzheimersAlzheimer’s Association
To elminate Alz disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Learn more:  alz.org

APDAAmerican Parkinson Disease Association
The mission of the American Parkinson Disease Association is to enhance the quality of life for people with Parkinson disease, their families, and caregivers in our communities throughout Missouri and southern Illinois, and to provide funding for ongoing Parkinson disease research.  We sponsor over 45 support groups and exercise classes; provide respite care free of cost; distribute 8,500 newsletters quarterly; and sponsor symposiums to assist in the education of the Parkinson community, general public, and healthcare professionals.

Learn more: stlapda.org

Angels'-ArmsAngels’ Arms
Angels’ Arms is dedicated to providing and supporting loving homes for foster children by keeping brothers and sisters together within a nurturing family until a forever home is found. In our ten homes, Angels’ Arms provides much more than a “roof” for our foster parents and children. Our foster families receive numerous services and resources, from monthly special activities and meals, to clothing, lessons and more.

Learn more: angelsarms.org

AsthmaAllergyAsthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Since 1981, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter (AAFA-STL)  has served those affected by asthma and allergies in the St. Louis area through prescription/medical equipment assistance, education, advocacy and other support.  At the forefront of our programs and services is Project Concern, a comprehensive asthma and allergy management program that provides eligible uninsured/underinsured children under the age of 22 with RX assistance, education, equipment and support.  Through our various programs, educational presentations and advocacy efforts, AAFA-STL has become an acknowledged asthma and allergy resource in the community.  Our ultimate goal?  To help those who suffer from asthma and allergies to live a life without limits!

Learn more: aafastl.org

Austism-SpeaksAutism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. Autism Speaks. It’s time to listen.

Learn more: autismspeaks.org

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis
Join the Miles for Miracles Team and pledge to raise funds raising funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis. The funds we raise stay local, benefiting St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, who together treat more than 450,000 kids annually with conditions ranging from broken bones to organ transplants. The hospitals use the funds for new patient programs, equipment, and facility renovations to meet the needs of local sick and injured kids.

Learn more: cmn-stl.org

Christ-MemorialChrist Memorial Health Center
Christ Memorial Health Center (CMHC) is committed to providing no and low cost services to the St. Louis community to promote health and wellness.  CMHC operates a free 1,560 square foot Fitness Center with state of the art equipment.  After an initial orientation, individuals may use the Fitness Center whenever it is open.  CMHC also provides a free rehab service in partnership with St. Anthony’s Medical Center to those who have exhausted their insurance benefits or who are uninsured.  This service is available by appointment.  Small fee classes are offered which provide nutritional guidance and weight loss exercises in the context of personal accountability.  Additionally, the services of a personal trainer and health coach are available at a reduced cost by appointment.

Learn more: CMHealthCenter.org

Cultural-LeadershipCultural Leadership
Cultural Leadership exists to create a more just and equitable community by educating high school students to recognize and resolve issues of privilege and injustice through the lens of the African American and Jewish experience. Our students develop leadership skills, build relationships, facilitate dialogues and create change in their circles of influence.

Learn more: culturalleadership

DASA_vertDASA (Disabled Athlete Sports Association)
All of those who live with a physical or visual disability will be given the opportunity to participate in therapeutic sports and fitness activities designed to improve self-esteem and to promote growth and well-being while instilling family values.
Learn more: dasasports.org

Doorways is an interfaith organization which provides housing and supportive services to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
Learn more: doorwayshousing.org

FTW-logoFaith that Works
Faith that Works exists to mobilize leaders to share the gospel practically by holistically assisting communities in need.

Learn more: faith-that-works.org

Girls-on-the-RunGirls on the Run St. Louis
To empower girls for a  lifetime of healthy living.

Learn more: www.girlsontherunstlouis.org

globe-medGlobeMed, Wash U Chapter
GlobeMed at Wash U strives towards global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world.

Learn more: www.globemed.org

TeamHHLogoHavenHouse St. Louis
HavenHouse provides the comfort of home and a community of support for patients and their loved ones traveling to St. Louis for medical care. We provide comfortable lodging, home-cooked meals, transportation and emotional support to more than 8,000 individuals each year. HavenHouse serves ALL ages, ALL illnesses, from ALL medical centers.

Learn more: havenhousestl.org

IROH-UPDATED-LOGOIsaac’s Rays of Hope
To assist families who have a child diagnosed with cancer or life threatening illness receiving treatment and care at SSM Cardinal Glennon, St. Louis Children’s, and Mercy Hospitals.

Learn more: www.isaacsraysofhope.org

Together we will create a world without type one diabetes.  JDRF is the leading global organization funding type one diabetes (T1D) research with the goal to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.

Learn more: www.team.jdrf.org/gostlouis

To provide quality mental health services to severely disturbed children, young adults and their families who are economically disadvantaged.

Learn more: marygrovechildren.org

Mosaic-ServicesMosaic Services
The Mission of Mosaic Services is to embrace children in need in the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District by partnering with families to meet the academic, social emotional and basic needs of our children to help them reach their fullest potential.  Mosaic Services functions as an extended family.  We listen to parents concerns, offer advice and provide resources and support to parents.

Learn more: mosaicmrh.org

NCCS2National Children’s Cancer Society
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for families facing childhood cancer.  NCCS is a nonprofit organization offering children and their families the strength, assistance and financial support they need to cope with their disease.  We help to ease the family’s financial burden throughout their cancer treatment, offer ongoing emotional support and advocacy, the latest educational resources and the much-needed feeling of hope.

For over 25 years, the NCCS has provided more than $57 million in direct financial assistance to more than 33,000 children with cancer. The organization works closely with over 300 hospitals and pediatric oncology units throughout US and reaches thousands more through our ongoing education programs and materials.

Learn more: thenccs.org


st-judeSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

When you sign up for the GO! St. Louis event as a St. Jude Hero, you’ll be taking an important step toward finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other deadly diseases. Through the generous support of fundraisers and their donors, 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. Do more with your race. Be a Hero for the kids of St. Jude, and run for a reason. There are great incentives for you to earn along the way!

Learn more: stjude.org

the-french-schoolSt. Louis Language Immersion Schools, Inc.
St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS) is a network of nonprofit, independent charter schools located in the city of St. Louis with a mission to position all children for success in local and global economies through holistic, intellectually inspiring language immersion programs. Currently, SLLIS operates three language based elementary schools – The French School, The Spanish School, and The Chinese School—all of which are 100% immersion. In 2014, The International School will open. Eventually, SLLIS will provide Missouri with its first K-12 immersion and International Baccalaureate education program. Come graduation,  students will be bilingual, bi-literate, and proficient in a third language, earn a Missouri state diploma and earn an International Baccalaureate diploma.

Learn more: sllis.org

SLOCASt. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Impact ovarian cancer survivorship by promoting awareness of early warning signs and standards of care, funding ovarian cancer research, and supporting suvivors.

Learn more: sloca.org

SIDSSIDS Resources
The mission of SIDS Resources is to promote safe practices which reduce the risk of infant death and to provide bereavement support to families who have lost babies.  SIDS Resources exists to build positive futures by nurturing grieving families and helping families with babies to stay healthy and safe.  We provide outreach and education to professionals and community members on how to significantly reduce the risk of SIDS and sleep related infant death.

Learn more: sidsresources.org

SSMHospiceSSM Hospice and Home Care Foundation
The SSM Hospice and Home Care Foundation exists to help fulfill our Mission of providing exceptional health care and revealing God’s healing presence to the people we serve. We do this not only by providing a financial safety net for our most vulnerable patients and families, but by providing an emotional safety net as well. Through a variety of life-honoring programs, including emergency financial assistance, children’s bereavement, and hospice patient life reviews, our foundation funds efforts to enhance the dignity of life.

Learn more: ssmhospicefoundation.com

stray-rescueStray Rescue of St. Louis
Stray Rescue mission’s is to lead the way towards making St. Louis a compassionate city where every companion animal knows health, comfort, and affection. Members of Team Running Buddies walk and run their way to a better future for homeless dogs through enrichment programs at the Stray Rescue shelter. These programs ensure shelter dogs have a healthy, happy environment in which to live and are essential to finding them warm, loving homes.

Learn more: strayrescue.org