St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the National Featured Charity of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. Each year, St. Jude Heroes® help the kids of St. Jude by fundraising while they train. You can join them in using your race to help save lives!
When you register for Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon as a St. Jude Hero, you’ll raise funds and become part of an alliance against childhood cancer, united in ensuring families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Running for St. Jude means:
- free race entry
- charity medal in addition to finisher medal
- fundraising and training support from St. Jude
- an unforgettable race-day experience including exclusive post-race hospitality access
- making an impact far beyond your race
Superstar Charity Partners
Endometriosis Foundation of America
Contact Kimberly Tronolone at 646-854-3309 or [email protected].
The Endometriosis Foundation of America strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community and the public, the EFA places particular emphasis on the critical importance of early endometriosis diagnosis and effective intervention while simultaneously providing education to the next generation of medical professionals and their patients.
Roadie Charity Partners
Jackson Chance Foundation
Contact Mary Sullivan at 312-334-6659 or [email protected].
The Jackson Chance Foundation helps critically ill babies by removing the financial burden of hospital parking fees, giving every NICU family the opportunity to be with their child each and every day.
Contact Rebecca Lynch at [email protected].
Good Sports gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. In 2018, Good Sports helped get over 82,000 Chicago kids in the game by donating $1.3 million in brand-new equipment!
Rock 'n' Roll Charity Partners
Contact Team Shatterproof at 800-597-2557 or [email protected].
Run to honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a friend in recovery. Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families. Together, we can shatter the stigma associated with addiction, removing the shame felt by those struggling with this disease. Together, We Are Shatterproof!
World Wildlife Fund US
Contact Carly Samuelson at 512-318-6187 or [email protected].
Join Team Heifer!
When you participate and fundraise with Team Heifer for any race in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series you’ll be bringing communities around the world closer to ending hunger and poverty.
What does a Water Buffalo and running have in common?
We ask all Team Heifer participants to raise at least $250 in order to receive a race entry in to the RNR Marathon Series race of your choice. When you hit your goal, you’ll be providing a family with a water buffalo which could be the first step to lifting them out of hunger and poverty.
Contact us to learn more or fill in your contact information to receive an invitation to run with Team Heifer. We’re looking forward to having you on our Team.
Contact Leslie Knudsen at 512-861-5609 or [email protected].
Joining Team JDRF in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series, means you are supporting type 1 diabetes (T1D) research that is making life better, safer and healthier for people living with the disease until together we have turned Type One into Type None. JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research and advocating for government support of research and new therapies. Have some fun and gather your friends to run or walk with Team JDRF to end T1D! Sign up Today!
Kellsie’s Hope Foundation
Contact Joe Silhavy at (618) 973-3393 or [email protected].
Kellsie’s Hope was founded by Kellsie Marchbanks while battling osteosarcoma for the third time. Although she ultimately lost her battle, Kellsie’s mission lives on through her foundation. Run entirely by volunteers, Kellsie’s Hope is dedicated to helping children and young adults with cancer, especially those whose cancer has relapsed. By joining Kellsie’s Krew, you are helping fulfill its mission of providing gifts and gift trips to children suffering from cancer, promoting childhood cancer awareness and funding cancer research. With your help, we can continue to provide these wonderful children with comfort today and hope for their future.
Endure to Cure Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
World Animal Protection
debra of America
Contact Bethany Tillema at 212-868-1573 ex. 109 or teamdebr[email protected].
The mission of debra of America is to improve the quality of life for all people living in the United States with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), their families, and caregivers through free programs and services while funding research to find a cure and treatments for EB
American Brain Tumor Association
American Cancer Society
Every Mother Counts
National Stroke Association
Contact Albia Cruz at 4158640780 or [email protected].
GirlVentures’ mission is to empower adolescent girls to develop and express their strengths.
We run summer expeditions with a social-emotional learning curriculum based in social justice, identity, and confidence building.
By investing in GirlVentures, you are giving girls and young women from diverse communities the opportunity to build courage and discover who they really are, at one of the most formative times in their lives.
Thanks for your consideration!
Dragon Master Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF)
Contact Claudia Becerra at [email protected]
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date education about this type of cancer. The LRF mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.
Blythedale Children’s Hospital
John Wayne Cancer Foundation
Contact Missy Rahman at 866.958.2536 ext. 702 or [email protected].
Harboring Hearts is a 501c3 organization that provides financial and emotional support to heart patients and their families. The Harboring Hearts Circle of Care consists of housing, transportation and food support as well as hospital and family events aimed at easing the burden of heart disease.
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Voices Against Brain Cancer
Contact Kevin Ogborn at 215.519.9440 or [email protected].
Voices Against Brain Cancer’s (VABC) mission is to find a cure for brain cancer and brain tumors by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness, creating a brain cancer and tumor community, and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.
American Institute for Cancer Research
Contact M Healy at 202.600.3018 or [email protected].
The American Institute for Cancer Research champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.
Catch A Lift Fund
Children’s Tumor Foundation
Contact Emily Crabtree at [email protected].
The Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Endurance Team gives participants the opportunity to run, bike, or swim in endurance events across the country. By joining our team you can raise awareness and research funds to find a cure for NF (neurofibromatosis), while receiving training from experienced coaches, entry into a variety of races, fundraising support, and inspiration from our NF Heroes.
Central Asia Institute
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Contact Gabrielle Olliverre at 1-800-267-2632 or [email protected].
WWF-Canada is an environmental non-profit organization that works to create solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. By participating and fundraising through Rock ‘n’ Roll you will support WWF’s valuable conservation efforts from coast to coast to coast, including working to protect arctic, freshwater, and oceans species and habitats. Take the challenge for wildlife and wild spaces, and sign up to run for WWF-Canada. Contact us for further information about a Team Panda runners kit and other excellent prizes available.
© 1986 Panda symbol WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature (also known as World Wildlife Fund).
® “WWF” is a WWF Registered Trademark
The Pink Agenda
Give Kids The World Village
Paws Chicago – TEAM PAWS
Contact Hailey Carter at 310.640.8787 or [email protected].
Team Rubicon is an international disaster response organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly provide relief to communities in need. Founded in 2010 with the expressed goal of quickly responding to large-scale disasters, Team Rubicon has deployed thousands of volunteers across the United States and world to provide relief to communities in need.
With your help, we’ll be able to continue to provide the necessary assistance to the victims of disasters around the world.
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
Contact Jen Gaynor at 800-532-7667 ext. 161 or [email protected].
Join Team MSAA for the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series! The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events offer a range of distances including a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K.
MSAA is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1970. Our organization is dedicated to improving lives today through ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS, their families, and their care partners.
When you fundraise you will help us provide vital services and programs that include a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning educational videos and publications, including MSAA’s magazine, The Motivator; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational programs held across the country; and Lending Library among other services.
SYTA Youth Foundation
Global Lyme Alliance
EJ Autism Foundation
Open Hands Overflowing Hearts
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
National Psoriasis Foundation
Become a Charity
To sign up your charity to fundraise through a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event, please complete the charity application below: