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 2020 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon!

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Participate in the 2020 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 7th, 2020. The bi-weekly program focuses on engaging and educating youth about the benefits of physical fitness 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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Mission Statement: Provide Hope, Happiness, and Healing to families raising kids with a life-threatening condition.

A Kid Again provides Adventures to families raising kids with a life-threatening condition. We are unique because our Adventures are for the entire family, they are entirely free, AND they are regularly scheduled. Adventures provide families the opportunity to take a time out from illness, connect with other families facing similar situations and because our Adventures are regularly scheduled, there is always something fun to anticipate!

To learn more or to get involved today, please contact Katie Pappas, kpappas@akidagain.org.

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The mission of TEAM TO END AIDS is to improve the lives of those who are living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, by raising critical funds to support the programs of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Through endurance sports, T2 raises awareness, reduces stigma, empowers participants and encourages action to create health equity across Chicagoland.

Participants receive guaranteed complimentary race entry, 18 weeks of coach-led training and online training plan, training/race apparel, guest access to Fitness Formula Clubs (Chicago based runners), train as a team with other runners passionate about ending HIV, personalized fundraising website and support and more.

T2 is about the journey and the destination. Coaches, staff, and athletes will help you train, fundraise and celebrate life, making your T2 experience unforgettable.

Learn more and register: www.T2EA.org.

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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 is dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. NF causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and may lead to blindness, deafness, bone abnormalities, disfigurement, learning disabilities, disabling pain, and cancer. NF affects 1 in every 3,000 people, more than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined. The Children’s Tumor Foundation funds critical research into neurofibromatosis. In addition to benefiting those who live with NF, this research is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community. For more information about NF and CTF, please visit www.ctf.org.

To join our NF Endurance Team at this year’s CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, go to join.ctf.org/indy.

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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 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.

Since our founding nearly five decades ago, the Foundation has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Today, we fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, our professional education workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. We are very proud that the National Institutes of Health has commended us for “uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research.”

Beyond research, the Foundation is collaborating with healthcare providers to improve IBD quality of care, as well as educating, supporting, and empowering patients and their caregivers through patient-centric education and advocacy programs.

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The mission of the Domestic Violence Network is to change the culture that leads to domestic violence through advocacy, education, and collaboration in the community at large.

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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 five programs. The Joseph Maley Foundation empowers children to serve and lead with compassion, acceptance, and respect. JMF served more than 100,000 children since 2008. To find out more about how you can get involved, please visitwww.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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Finish MS is an opportunity for cause-driven runners to push their own personal limits and challenge themselves while working to create a world free of multiple sclerosis. Join Cheryl Hile, team captain and the first person living with MS to run a marathon on every continent. Cheryl will lead the Run A Myelin My Shoes team at the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon by providing each team member training resources, a supportive virtual community and a team celebration dinner on race weekend. Cheryl runs and inspires others to join her because “running helped me accomplish what I’ve set out to do—rather than mourn the things I’ve lost, I treasure what I still can do.” 

The money you raise will support people affected by MS so they can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

To learn more about Run A Myelin My Shoes, visit https://runamyelinmyshoes.org/

To learn more about the National MS Society, visit nationalmssociety.org.

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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. Overdose Lifeline, Inc. (ODL) is a statewide Indiana nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction/substance use disorder through advocacy, education, harm reduction, prevention, resources, and support. COVID-19 has affected each and every one of us. While the world is in the midst of a pandemic, the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic has not stopped. Being in isolation, away from family and friends, with regular routine interrupted, the amount of overdoses has grown significantly. Since last April, we have seen a more than 90% increase in overdoses. We are excited to partner with the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon for the fourth year. Learn more below!

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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. You can also visit save.org to learn more.

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Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Indianapolis, is committed to helping students graduate. SYF believes that all youth, no matter their personal circumstances, should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams through education. To learn more about how SYF executes its mission through our two major programs – Simon Youth Academies and Scholarships, visit syf.org.

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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