Run For A Cause

The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is proud to partner with local organizations and nonprofits to help raise awareness and funds for their mission through the “Run for a Cause” program. There are many ways to get involved with one of our “Run for a Cause” organizations; you can donate, help promote their mission or sign up to participate in their fundraising program to raise funds and awareness as you train for the 2019 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon!

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Participate in the 2019 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and fundraise to support Monumental Kids Movement through Team Monumental Kids. Monumental Kids Movement is a seven to nine-week youth running program culminating with students running the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 5K on Saturday, November 9th, 2019. The bi-weekly program focuses on educating Indianapolis youth about the benefits of exercise, proper diet, and healthy living. When you register for CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon as a member of Team Monumental Kids, you will be taking an important step toward fighting childhood obesity in central Indiana. Through the support of people like you, the Monumental Kids Movement program and participation in the 5K is free of cost to qualifying students. As a participant of Team Monumental Kids in this race, you will be directly matched with a participating elementary school. You will also receive full support throughout the training and fundraising season. Benefits may be earned based upon the fundraising level you meet.

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In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley’s Angels of America aims to build awareness about America’s special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Serving as advocates for providing education and participating as active members in local communities, we believe everyone deserves to be included.

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The mission of the American Cancer Society is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. As we all know, when cancer strikes, it hits from all sides. That’s why we’re committed to attacking cancer from every angle. With more than 100 years of experience and leadership, we launch breakthrough research, create empowering resources for people to outsmart cancer, enable local communities to support those affected, and convene powerful activists to create awareness and impact.

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Back on My Feet, a national organization operating in 12 major cities coast to coast, combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. To learn more about getting involved, please visit www.backonmyfeet.org.

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The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) is a leading health organization fighting neurofibromatosis (NF).  NF is a genetic disorder that can cause tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body.  NF can cause deafness, blindness, physical deformities, learning disabilities, and disabling pain.  Hardly rare, but rarely talked about, NF is more prevalent than cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy combined. If you’re interested in joining the team, please contact Lauren Walsh at lwalsh@ctf.org.

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The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF)’s mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer).  Founded in 2006, in Salt Lake City, UT, by a family member who lost a loved one to cholangiocarcinoma, CCF has grown to become a leading U.S. (and increasingly international) resource in research, education, and public awareness.  CFF is the only non-profit organization in North America exclusively dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by cholangiocarcinoma. TeamCCF was formed in 2016 as a way to raise money for the Foundation through fitness. Over the past few years, TeamCCF has proudly raised over $100,000.

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The Domestic Violence Network (DVN) is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit serving Marion County and all surrounding counties.  DVN leads our community in cultural change toward ending domestic violence, once and for all. We work with the public to gather data, deliver better resources, and engage with influencers.  Our work is focused squarely on creating a roadmap which enables us to do what we do best—lead the way, as we become an increasingly healthy community. The mission of DVN is to engage the community to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and collaboration in the community at large.

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Fairbanks is a nonprofit alcohol and drug treatment center with the vision to be the leader in treating addiction, supporting life-long recovery and collaborating with others to promote health and well-being. The mission is to inspire hope and transform lives as the experts in addiction, focused on recovery. Fairbanks is one of the oldest independent alcohol and drug treatment centers in America, opening its doors in 1945. Programs and services include inpatient and outpatient programs, transitional living, recovery management and La Verna Lodge which is an extended residential treatment program.  Hope Academy, Indiana’s only Recovery High School is a fully accredited, tuition-free, public charter high school that provides opportunities for academic achievement, sobriety and personal growth for students and their families. Hope Academy students earn Core 40 and Academic Honors Diplomas and have the opportunity to take dual credit courses. Learn more at www.fairbankscd.org/our-events/events-calendar/

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Vision: A world without type 1 diabetes Mission: Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community. Founded by parents determined to find a cure for their children with T1D, JDRF expanded through grassroots fundraising and advocacy efforts to become a powerhouse in the scientific community with dozens of U.S. locations and six international affiliates. We’ve funded more than $5 billion in research to date and made significant progress in understanding and fighting the disease. We must keep up the pace of funding so progress doesn’t slow or stop entirely.

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The Joseph Maley Foundation is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, established in 2008 with the mission, “serving children of all abilities.” JMF works primarily with central Indiana youth in preschool through twelfth grade, their caregivers, and their educators to build acceptance of individuals of all abilities through seven programs. The Joseph Maley Foundation empowers children to serve and lead with compassion, acceptance, and respect. JMF served more than 27,000 children of all abilities across our programs in 2018. To find out more about how you can get involved, please visit www.josephmaley.org.

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At Medals4Mettle we attach our branded ribbons (lanyards) to donated finishers’ medals (marathons, half marathons, and triathlons) and award them to children and adults for the mettle and courage they demonstrate battling cancer, chronic illness, trauma and other life challenges. These medals are awarded to pay-it-forward to those who must run a much more difficult race than the medal donors’ races; a race they did not choose to run: a race where the finish line might not be known. Medals4Mettle’s mission is to provide an opportunity to unite endurance athletes with all compassionate human beings to create a new INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF COMPASSION: KINDNESS WITHOUT BORDERS. Since the first medal awarded by our Founder Dr. Isenberg in 2005, over 55,000 medals have been awarded by approximately 70 chapters in 80 hospitals worldwide. Medals4Mettle has been featured as the Grand Prize winner for the inaugural “Human Race” section of Runner’s World magazine and in many local and national publications. Medals4Mettle was also the initial recipient of The Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award, the National Jefferson Award and many local and national community service awards. To learn more about supporting Medals 4 Mettle’s efforts, visit www.medals4mettle.org/donate.

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Move For Hunger transforms moving into an opportunity to reduce food waste and to help feed the hungry. Since 2009, Move For Hunger has delivered over 12 million pounds of food to our nation’s food banks, works with over 900 movers and are in all 50 states and Canada. Team Move For Hunger is a national fundraising program which enables volunteers to help turn their miles into meals by participating in endurance events.

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NeuroHope strives to make long-term access to cutting-edge rehabilitation in Indiana. NeuroHope is devoted to better the lives of those already living with paralysis by offering specialized, activity-based wellness programs.

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The U.S. is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic with every American state, county,  socio-economic and ethnic group impacted. Opioids killed more than 64,000 people in 2017, more than motor vehicle crashes, more than gun homicides and more than the AIDS Epidemic. Nearly half of all opioid deaths involve prescription drugs. We are facing a public health crisis directly related to the chronic disease of addiction. Overdose Lifeline, Inc. is an Indiana-based nonprofit organization with local and national impact and a mission to carry the message of HOPE to individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction/substance use. The nonprofits’ programs and initiatives focus on impacting the national opioid (pain pill and heroin) epidemic through education, harm reduction, prevention, and support. But they’re much more work to be done. More individuals and communities in need – and as important – Overdose Lifeline has a very specific “to-do” list that addresses initiatives critical to reducing/managing this epidemic. Two of our biggest initiatives is saving lives with the overdose antidote Narcan and preventing youth from misusing a prescription. We are excited to partner with the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon for the third year. Learn more about joining Team Overdose Lifeline – Run for a Cause

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The Pass the Torch for Women Foundation is creating a unique and powerful community galvanized by a shared belief in the value of women’s leadership. The Foundation’s mission is to create a community that guides women as they navigate their career pathways by providing mentoring and networking opportunities. The community consists of underserved, female college students, developing professionals, and seasoned professionals. Mentors and mentees come together, from across the nation, to build meaningful relationships and give back to the community.

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Since 1993, the Pike Township Educational Foundation (PTEF) has invested more than $1 million in Pike students by providing funding for classroom supplies, innovative and immersive learning experiences, and college scholarships. Your support helps us fulfill our mission of enhancing the educational experience of every Pike student. While a separate entity from MSD Pike Township, PTEF designates the school district and its students as its sole beneficiary. www.pike-ef.org Contact us: 317.387.2542 info@pike-ef.org

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SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Our work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Our mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.  By doing this, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can SAVE lives.

Please contact Linda Mars, lmars@save.org, 952-946-7998 to learn more about getting involved.

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Second Helpings, Inc. rescues perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day and distributes them free of charge through 90+ local social service agencies. Last year alone, Second Helpings provided more than one million meals to food-insecure children and families throughout Central Indiana.  Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry. Check out our website to learn more about how we help our local community and how you can get involved.

If you’re walking or running the Monumental Marathon and you’d like to support the Second Helpings’ mission, email jentornatta@secondhelpings.org, call (317) 632-2664 x123, or select Second Helpings, Inc. from the drop-down menu when registering.

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Simon Youth Foundation  (SYF) is a nonprofit, based in Indianapolis, IN. SYF was founded in 1998 and provides a flexible learning environment with academies located in Simon Malls, for students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. The SYF has 35 academies in 15 states and has graduated more than 17,000 students.  

The SYF also awards community scholarships to graduating students who are looking to pursue post-secondary opportunities and has provided more than $17 million in scholarships since 1998.

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Super Kids: Mission Zero, Inc. is an Indianapolis, IN-based nonprofit. The mission of Super Kids: Mission Zero is to provide educational tools to help our youngest Super Kids fight back against the effects of epilepsy. Our organization is dedicated to assisting children with epilepsy learn to manage the effects of the neurological disorder by offering increased access to educational tools and resources, such as board games and tutoring programs.

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Team Riley gives athletes supreme motivation to push toward the finish line: every stride brings hope to sick and injured children at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. By joining Team Riley, walkers and runners can participate in the event of their choice while raising funds for Riley Children’s Foundation – the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital that supports Riley’s life-saving pediatric research programs and family-centered care. As Indiana’s only comprehensive and nationally-ranked children’s hospital, Riley Hospital has provided compassionate care, support, and comfort to children and their families since 1924. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics more than 323,000 times. To join Team Riley please contact Megan Yates at Myates@rileykids.org.

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Team World Vision believes in children and that access to clean water changes the lives of children. They have better health, improved nutrition, and can go to school instead of spending the day fetching water. World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the World. Last year we reached over 4.6 million new people with clean water and our team does that by running for and fundraising for clean water. www.teamworldvision.org/indy