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 2021 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon!

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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 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.  To learn more, please contact Jessica Bloodgood at Jessica.bloodgood@cancer.org.

To donate or fundraise for the American Cancer Society, visit the ACS DetermiNation team page.

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Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support, and essential employment and housing resources. BoMF members (clients) develop greater confidence and become part of a positive community joining volunteers on walks/runs three times a week. Members leverage soft-skills and confidence developed through community activities in the Next Steps Workforce Development Program where they work with staff one-on-one to develop goal plans for employment and housing, participate in workshops to upskill and prepare for the workforce, and work with staff and partners to secure employment. BoMF’s person-centered approach gives individuals experiencing homelessness access to the opportunities and tools needed to achieve financial stability. Our model has reduced the number of members returning to homelessness.

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Domestic Violence Network (DVN) is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit mission-focused on changing the culture that leads to domestic violence in our community. 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. Learn more about our work and how your gift makes a difference at: www.dvnconnect.org

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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 community filled with MS Warriors and MS Support Heroes, a premium-quality running shirt with sublimation printing, and meet-up opportunities throughout race weekend.

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 join the Finish MS/RAMMS team, visit HTTPS://MSSOCIETY.DONORDRIVE.COM/TEAM/RAMMS

To learn more about the National MS Society, visit NATIONALMSSOCIETY.ORG.

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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

Sign up now to fundRACE for PTEF!

Go here to create a fundraising page. Once you raise at least $50 you will receive a 10% discount on this year’s Monumental 5K, 13.1, or 26.2.

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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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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