Achieve what you never thought was possible! Team Challenge, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation endurance training and fundraising program, is the perfect way to improve your fitness while making a difference. Through Team Challenge, you can train and complete the half marathon or 5k while simultaneously helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact over 1.6 million Americans. Read this story about one runner’s battle overcoming colitis. Even after this year’s race is sold out, registration is often open for Team Challenge participants.
RUN WITH TEAM CHALLENGE
When you join the team, you’ll have the satisfaction of making every mile more meaningful. In addition, Team Challenge provides you with benefits such as:
- Personalized fitness training by an experienced coach for a period of 3 to 4 months.
- Supportive teammates to train with, who will become quick friends – there’s a reason we call it the Team Challenge family.
- Training clinics and helpful tips on topics including nutrition, hydration, injury prevention, and proper shoe fitting.
- Hotel accommodations, race entry fee, inspirational pasta party and exclusive after party are all included.
- Team Manager: dedicated staff person from the Foundation who coordinates team events, guides you through fundraising, and is your #1 personal cheerleader.
- Mentor: past participant of Team Challenge who can show you the ropes and be your personal fundraising coach.
- Team uniform including a training shirt and race-day singlet.
Learn more about the Team Challenge program here or call toll free 866-931-2611.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Raise money and join Team Up! Autism Speaks.
Addi’s Faith Foundation is dedicated to ending childhood cancer. Our purpose is to fund childhood cancer research as well as provide financial and emotional support to families struggling to care for a child with cancer. We believe that there is a cure out there and together we can find it.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer. Since Alex set up her first lemonade stand in 2000—her mission was to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure—we have raised more than $150 million. Her spirit lives on as we encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.
The mission of the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation is to stimulate biomedical research that will accelerate the development of treatments to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning and speech, for individuals with Down Syndrome.
Project Purple has a mission of raising awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer. Sadly, the statistics are staggering. Pancreatic cancer is the 4th largest killer of all cancer killers and the least funded of the top 10 cancers. It is also the only cancer on the top 10 list with a single digit survival rate after 5 years.
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is a patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient-driven philanthropy with the goal to work with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, patients, survivors, and their families to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change and turn lung cancer into a chronically managed disease.
Lend your lung power to ALCF by joining our Endurance Team, Team A Breath Away, and raising funds for cutting-edge lung cancer research and patient support and education services while training for your race. As a runner on our team, you will help us reach our immediate goal of increasing survival rates and provide hope to those fighting lung cancer. Together we can #beatlungcancer! Email [email protected] to join the team!
Give One Dollar A Day helps to ease the financial burden of children and families affected by illness and poverty. They aim to fill critical needs of families and children that are otherwise overlooked by the current support systems. In doing so, Give One Dollar a Day allows these families and children to feel important and seen.
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter is dedicated to the fight against ALS on all fronts, including funding global research efforts, working with those living with ALS and their families and caregivers through care services, and advocacy. The ALS Association is focused on finding effective treatments and cures for ALS to create a world without ALS. Please join our team and help raise funds to make that dream come true! For more information on being on the ALS Association Golden West Chapter’s team, please contact Kaisha Johnson, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 510-251-2572 or [email protected]
For more info and to sign up you can link here.
The National Psoriasis Foundation‘s mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected. Join Team NPF run today! To join our program click HERE.
Family Reach is a national organization alleviating the financial burden of cancer for patients and their families. Cancer cuts many household incomes in half as patients and caregivers put careers on hold during treatment. This loss of income forces families to make dangerous decisions – do they skip a chemo appointment to pay their mortgage? Through financial assistance and innovative financial interventions, we’re empowering families with the tools and knowledge they need to keep a roof over their heads and maintain access to treatment, ultimately increasing their loved one’s chances of survival. For more information visit www.familyreach.org.