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Our Charities

The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend is pleased to partner with many wonderful and worthwhile programs that support local initiatives and benefit people from right here in the Philadelphia Region, nationally and around the world. To learn more about becoming a part of our charity program, contact [email protected] for additional information.

2022 Official Charity

(Title Partner) American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer.

With a fundraising goal of $500,000, you’re invited to join and/or support the AACR Runners for Research team during the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. These funds will directly support the AACR’s mission to prevent and cure cancer through: Research, Education, Communication, Collaboration, Science Policy and Advocacy, and Funding for Cancer Research.

Become part of a community that puts more meaning in their miles by raising funds for lifesaving cancer research and receive various race weekend perks!

Affiliate Charity Program

The goal of this program is to assist charitable organizations’ fundraising efforts by providing guaranteed race entries to one of the nation’s top 10 and most anticipated races.

In return for providing discounted entries, charities must secure runners through their organization’s marketing efforts and networks to reach those individuals or teams interested in running to support for your special cause.

Prospective charities must fit into one or more of the Philadelphia Weekend Marathon’s core initiatives and possess a valid 501 (c)(3) documentation.

2022 Affiliate Charities

Achilles International, Philadelphia Chapter
Achilles mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.

Contact: Natalie Tine / 215-761-1431
Website: www.phillyachilles.com

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter

For more than 40 years, the Greater Philadelphia Chapter has worked to improve the quality of life for people with ALS by supporting vital ALS research and direct care services to patients and their families, as well as engaging in advocacy at the state and federal levels.

Contact: Taylor Montgomery / 215-664-4143
Website: www.alsphiladelphia.org

Alzheimer's Association (Delaware Chapter)

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association serves the greater Philadelphia area and the Lehigh Valley, Southern New Jersey and the full state of Delaware.

Contact: Meg DiPanni / 215-399-9166
Website: www.alz.org/delval

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is the leading nonprofit working to improve the quality of life of people affected by frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and to drive research to bring hope for a world with compassionate care, effective support, and a future free of this disease.

Contact: Bridget Graham / 267-758-8649
Website: www.theaftd.org

B Inspired Philadelphia

B Inspired Philadelphia provides after school enrichment programs to underserved students in North and West Philadelphia in partnership with Steppingstone Scholars and The Community Partnership School. Our programs include, but are not limited to Barnes Art and Culture, Philadelphia Ballet Hip Hop, Fitness and Wellness, Hiking, Poetry and Short Stories.

Contact: Schuyler Nunn / 215-290-4188
Website: www.binspiredphiladelphia.org

Emily’s Entourage

Emily’s Entourage is the only organization singularly focused on speeding lifesaving breakthroughs and a cure for people with nonsense mutations of cystic fibrosis.

Contact: Laura DiTrapano / 267-261-0707
Website: www.emilysentourage.org

Girls on the Run Philadelphia

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event.

Contact: Colleen Howard
Website: www.gotrphiladelphia.org / 202-321-9100

Neurofibromatosis Inc Northeast

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disease whereby tumors form on the nerves anywhere in and or on the body at any time.

NF affects all races, all ethnic groups and both sexes equally. NF affects more people than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, Huntington's disease, and Tay Sach's combined!

Neurofibromatosis Northeast (NFNE) supports resources, advocacy and research for patients with NF.

Contact: Sharon Klein / 781-319-8534
Website: www.nfnortheast.org

Parkinson’s Foundation

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research towards a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

Contact: Zach Omer / 763-317-1309
Website: www.parkinson.org

Philadelphia Youth Basketball

Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) is a community-built youth empowerment organization that leverages the iconic game of basketball to help today's urban youth overcome the most urgent and systemic issues facing underserved communities.

Contact: Glynis Baun  / 215-205-8827
Website: www.phillyyouthbasketball.org

Students Run Philly Style

Students Run Philly Style transforms students’ lives through running and mentorship. We pair volunteer mentors with teams of students to inspire them to push themselves further than they ever imagined. Their goal: the completion of a full or a half marathon.

The courage and effort required, the unfailing support of a caring mentor and the thrill of its ultimate achievement results in a student who knows anything is possible.

Contact: Danny Burke  / 708-254-1505
Website: www.studentsrunphilly.org