Athlete Charity Programs
The IMT Des Moines Marathon is committed to providing community events that promote active participation in personal health and wellness. As the IMT Des Moines Marathon has has evolved into an annual event that serves as a platform for charitable organizations to raise awareness for their organization and fundraise on behalf of their worthwhile causes.
Please feel free to contact any of the organziations listed below to request additional information and/or to run or walk one of the IMT Des Moines Marathon races for a cause.
Team in Training
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) offers hands-on training unlike any other program. You'll get more help than with other charities, gyms, online training programs or sports clubs. TNT is an established network of coaches, mentors and teammates, built by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) over the past 22 years.
TNT sets your training regimen. They advise you on nutrition and injury prevention. We hold weekly team workouts to encourage one another and stay on track. Challenge yourself to complete the IMT Des Moines Marathon or Half Marathon with TNT today and help find a cure for blood cancers! You'll have the experience of a lifetime!
The PD Walkers team is a group formed in 2008 with the hopes of raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease. PD Walkers team members fundraise to support the Iowa Chapter of APDA and help the Chapter realize its mission “To Ease the Burden to Find the Cure”.
The founder, LaDona Molander, 46, was diagnosed at the age of 32 and believes that exercise and attitude have helped slow the progression of her PD. She is encouraging those diagnosed with PD and others affected by PD to join her on her walks and help spread awareness of Parkinson’s disease and in return reap the benefits of exercise.
The past 5 years brought more than 300 PD Walkers together to participate in an event at the IMT Des Moines Marathon. It is free to join our team and if you raise $25 you receive a PD Walkers dri-fit t-shirt! Go to www.pdwalkers.org to join the 2013 team. PD Walkers team members and friends are able to set up their own personal web page and collect online donations. If you need help, please email LaDona at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515.953.8474.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - JDRF
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers, JDRF is the largest charitable funder of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person touched by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing the disease. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has allocated more than $1.6 billion to T1D research.
JDRF was created—and is still led—by people with a personal connection to T1D. Today, volunteers at JDRF’s more than 100 locations worldwide remain the driving force behind our activities. This gives JDRF an unrelenting passion and commitment to find better treatments, a cure, and a way to prevent T1D. Visit www.jdrf.org/greateriowa for more information.
Cure - Restoring a person’s insulin-producing capability and halting or reversing the body’s misguided immune attack on the pancreas.
Treat - Developing new devices and therapies that optimize blood sugar control and treat or prevent the complications of T1D.
Prevent - Preventing T1D from occurring or stopping the disease process before it damages the pancreas.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is an afterschool program that using the power of running to prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The mission of Girls on the Run is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Volunteer coaches work with 3rd - 6th grade girls over the 10-week, 20-lesson program to prepare for a 5k while learning about important topics such as making good choices, conflict resolution, and standing up for yourself. Girls on the Run focuses on helping girls learn to be physically, socially and emotionally healthy.
Each year, Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa awards more than $40,000 in program scholarships to underprivileged girls so that all girls can participate in Girls on the Run, regardless of their ability to pay. Solemates are male and female athletes who raise money for Girls on the Run. Join us today!
Visit www.girlsontheruniowa.org or email email@example.com for more information.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
National MS Society
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't.
The National MS Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through their 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs
and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
• The Society is moving research forward by relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatment and cure.
• The Society is moving to reach out and respond to individuals, families and communities living with multiple sclerosis.
• The Society is moving politicians and legislation to champion the needs of people with MS through activism, advocacy and influence.
• moving to mobilize the millions of people who want to do something about MS now.
Join the National MS Society’s charity running team at the IMT Des Moines Marathon this year and help create a world free of MS. By joining the MS Society’s team, you’ll be treated to perks at the marathon, earn incentives for fundraising and run with a team dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people living with MS. Register Now!
Run with us to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation which works to advance research and medical treatments which have enhanced and extended life for children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF).
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. It also obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. For more information on CF or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation visit www.cff.org.
We welcome runners of all abilities to join us for the 5K, half marathon, marathon and marathon relay! Our goal is 10 for 10---a minimum of ten runners raising $10,000!!!
To find out more please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To join our team or help raise funds for our CFF Des Moines Marathon team visit http://www.cff.org/great_strides/ and “find a team”, named “Des Moines Marathon” and click team leader “Jennifer Margrett”. Thank you from a CF Mom running to beat CF!
Pancreatica Walks and Runs
Pancreatica Walks and Runs is an initiative of the Lorenzen Cancer Foundation, aimed at forever changing the tragic relationship between human beings and pancreatic cancer.
The Pancreatica Walks and Runs group is dedicated to raising awareness and funds, increasing education, and supporting pancreatic research. Have fun. Stay in shape. Do good!
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research. As many as 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today; in fact, a new case is diagnosed every 68 seconds.
The Alzheimer's Association works with families and people living with Alzheimer’s at every step of the disease, from obtaining a diagnosis, working with a support group, planning for the future, and all the crucial decisions and conversations that must occur. Your financial support enables the Alzheimer’s Association to provide education programs and support groups to thousands of Iowans every year!
Please join in the crusade to help those who suffer from Alzheimer’s as well as their families and caregivers. Walking is a small sacrifice, compared to this devastating disease. Help find promising treatments to eliminate Alzheimer’s.
Visit www.alz.org/greateriowa today to sign up for a Walk to End Alzheimer’s in your community.
Run to Remember
Run to Remember is the National Hospice Foundation's race training and fundraising program dedicated to advancing the cause of hospice care. While you are training and running to honor the memory of loved ones, Run to Remember will help you raise vital dollars for
HCI Hospice Care Services and the National Hospice Foundation.
Through Run to Remember you can create and customize your own personal fundraising page to email to your friends and family to support your efforts. We will also help connect runners with donors by featuring and promoting these profiles. You’ll receive the finest in online training support with flexible weekly training schedules for runners and walkers of all distances. So whether you’re a beginner or an avid runner, on race day you can wear your loved one’s name with pride on the back of your Run to Remember shirt.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Katie or call 515.333.4258.
For Every Step, There is a Story... Run to Remember your loved ones. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1) Register for the IMT Des Moines Marathon
2) Register for Run to Remember
3) Designate HCI Care Services.
Cancer Sucks values the empowerment of those battling cancer, those whom have family or friends battling cancer, or the memory of those that have exhausted their fight. All of those involved with the proliferation of Cancer Sucks will recognize the strength of survivors and those still fighting. They will compositionally empathize with the sorry of loss and the stress of the fight. Finally volunteers for Cancer Sucks will never forget that the organization is striving to serve people through the facet of funds, but that does not have to be the end of the role.
For more information contact Cancer Sucks at email@example.com.
Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a movement created to raise funds to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. Utilizing the assets of the entertainment industry in unique ways, SU2C is engaging Americans of all income levels and walks of life, building awareness that each and every one of us has a stake in this fight, and that together we can end cancer.
Cancer kills 1,500 Americans every day. That’s one person every minute. But we can change these staggering statistics if we stand up to cancer TOGETHER. That’s why SU2C recently launched an endurance program, called Team SU2C, and is rallying supporters to participate in the IMT Des Moines Marathon while raising funds for SU2C.