GO! for a Cause – The Official Charity Program of GO! St. Louis
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2016 Official Marathon Weekend Charities
To eliminate 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. American Parkinson Disease Association
Parkinson disease affects over 1.5 million people in the United States, with the highest rates in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the country. The American Parkinson Disease Association- Greater St. Louis Chapter, which serves Missouri & Southern Illinois, strives to enhance the quality of life for people with Parkinson disease, their care partners and family members by: providing education, creating public awareness, fostering a supportive environment and raising funds for patient services and research. We sponsor over 45 support groups and exercise classes; distribute 9,500 newsletters on a quarterly basis; and sponsor multiple symposiums every year to assist in the education of the general public, healthcare professionals, and the community of people impacted personally by Parkinson’s. Angels’ 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.Christ 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
Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries
Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries improves and promotes the health of body, mind, spirit and community throughout the St. Louis region through creating communities of holistic wellness. We serve those lost or outside the current healthcare system through providing care unlike any other providers in St. Louis.
Learn more: faithnurses.orgDASA (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.orgDoorways
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
Faith that Works
Faith that Works mobilizes leaders to share the gospel practically by holistically assisting communities in need through local and global outreaches. In our local outreach we host an after-school program, community events, and youth activities for children and families in the Chesterfield Mobile Home Park, a predominately Hispanic community in Chesterfield, MO. Through our global outreach we work with Somali immigrants and refugees in the Horn of Africa, offering education and literacy support, discipleship and leadership training, and food, job, and housing assistance. We also work closely with Somali Christians, providing pastor support and helping establish a Somali-led church.
Learn more: faith-that-works.orgFor Pete’s Sake
For Pete’s Sake is “Changing the Story” for Individual Youth, Families, and the Community
through Education. It provides Grants to established non profits for new and/or ongoing projects
aimed at enhancing students ability to stay in school and raise scholastic performance and
provides Scholarships for those seeking higher learning. 100% of all funds go to Grants and
Learn more: forpetessakeinc.comGirls on the Run St. Louis
To empower girls for a lifetime of healthy living.
Learn more: www.girlsontherunstlouis.orgHavenHouse St. Louis
HavenHouse is a hospital hospitality house with the mission to provide the comfort of home and community of support to patients and their families traveling more than 25 miles to receive care. HavenHouse provides lodging, two meals a day, transportation to 19 St. Louis regional medical facilities, and around-the-clock support services to patients of all ages with any medical condition. We provide services to 8,000 people (3,000 patients and their families) a year.
Learn more: havenhousestl.orgJDRF
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: Stl.jdrf.org/gostlouisLeukemia & Lymphoma Society / Team in Training
TNT and LLS fundraising efforts through marathons, triathlons, cycling and hiking really are making cures happen. Coaches will expand your fitness level with workouts, nutrition and hydration clinics. And you’ll have staff members to help with fundraising support.
Learn more: teamintraining.orgMarygrove
For over 165 years, Marygrove has been a place where children, youth, and families have found hope and healing. Marygrove transforms lives each year through its continuum of residential and community based programs including therapeutic residential treatment and foster care, transitional and independent living, and crisis care.
Learn more: marygrovechildren.orgNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
Multiple sclerosis stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Gateway Area Chapter helps support local programs and services, as well as research for a cure, for more than 7,500 people living with MS in our 90-county MO/IL service area, as well as their family and friends. Join team FINISH MS and pledge to raise funds to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS!
Learn more: nationalmssociety.orgPedal the Cause
Pedal the Cause raises funds to advance cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. With the bold model of using 100% of donations to fund world-class cancer research, Pedal the Cause has become the gateway to curing cancer — all cancers, for everyone. In merely six years, Pedal the Cause has funded more than 55 cancer research projects by donating an astounding $12.5 million — 100% of which directly supports innovative cancer research in St. Louis.
Learn more: pedalthecause.orgPulmonary Hypertension Association
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare, debilitating disease in which high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs can lead to right heart failure. Our mission is to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension, and to provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, advocacy and awareness. The financial support of individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations make it possible for PHA to carry out our mission.
Learn more: phassociation.org
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital helps kids and families transition from the traditional hospital to home. Advances in medicine are saving more children’s lives. However, many of these children have medically complex conditions which require comprehensive medical care and rehabilitation. Our innovative Care Beyond the Bedside approach ensures that the children we treat are up and out of their beds every day, accelerating their progress to make a successful transition home.
Learn more: rankenjordan.orgRonald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis provides a “home-away-from home” for families of seriously ill children traveling to St. Louis for medical treatment. The organization has grown from an eight-bedroom facility in 1981 to now include three Houses, eight extended-stay apartments, and three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, which are located inside Mercy Children’s Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. In 2013, RMHC St. Louis launched the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a mobile vision clinic that delivers free eye care to underserved children, in partnership with the Eye Care Charity of Mid-America.
Learn more: rmhcstl.comSSM 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.comSt. Frances Cabrini Academy
St. Frances Cabrini Academy is a Catholic grade school named after Mother Cabrini, known for her excellent work in cultivating an inclusive atmosphere for foreign-born individuals through education. The school serves eight parishes in a very diverse area of South St. Louis City. Diversity is part of the everyday world at Cabrini Academy; African, African American, Asian, Caucasian and Hispanic students learn, pray and play together and, in turn, they learn to live together. These students bring many different cultures, languages, and faith traditions to their fellow classmates and faculty. As a Catholic grade school in St. Louis, St. Frances Cabrini Academy prepares students for the world with a spiritually-rich, academically-focused, and culturally-diverse education. A World of Opportunity awaits you at Cabrini! *Proud St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador School
Learn more: www.cabriniacademy.org
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. When you sign up for as a St. Jude Hero for GO! St. Louis, 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. St. Jude has spent more than half a century finding cures and saving children, and our groundbreaking research has helped push the survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% in 1962 to more than 80% today. Join us as a St. Jude Hero today!
Learn more: stjudeheroes.orgSt. Louis Language Immersion School – The French School
We strive to create a school that values differences, champions learning and cultivates character. With a global outlook, The French School advances intellectually inspiring teaching through an international perspective. We recognize that high expectations, nurture and respect, help adults and children make a positive contribution to our school. The French School is the ONLY tuition free, International Baccalaureate Authorized, French Immersion school in the country. We are a high-pverty K-5 school serving children in every zip code in St. Louis City.
Learn more: sllis.orgSt. 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.orgStray Rescue of Saint Louis
Stray Rescue’s sole purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes. Virtually all of the pets we save have been abused and neglected. They’ve been dumped on highways, or remote country roads. Abandoned in public parks, empty houses and dark alleys. We’ve even saved dogs left chained behind buildings after their owners had moved away.
Rescued animals often make the best pets. As a no-kill organization, pets from Stray Rescue seem to understand that they have a second lease on life. In return for a little affection and attention, these remarkable animals reward their new owners with a love and loyalty unmatched anywhere.
Learn more: strayrescue.orgThe Little Bit Foundation
Founded in 2001, The Little Bit Foundation works to eliminate barriers to learning by providing for the basic needs of disadvantaged children in the St. Louis area. The organization currently serves 6,000 students in 20 partner schools in St. Louis city and North County. Little Bit is committed to maintaining a weekly presence in school communities, working one-on-one with every child and serving as the backbone of distribution for programs and services that address the needs of the whole child, be it physical, mental or emotional. The results are positive personal growth and increased self-esteem in students impacted by poverty, leading to improved attendance, behavior and academic success.Wyman Center
Wyman’s mission is to enable teens from disadvantaged circumstances to lead successful lives and build strong communities. Wyman’s vision is to foster communities where every teen is expected and supported to thrive in life, work and learning, so that they may become economically self-sufficient, leaders in their communities and, ultimately, break the cycle of poverty
Learn more: wymancenter.org