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2014 Chicago Marathon - Finish Line Race Day-1055

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon hosts thousands of runners who choose to make their Chicago Marathon experience more meaningful by running on behalf of a charity. These runners begin the training season with goals for personal bests in their marathon time as well as in fundraising dollars. With every step you take and every dollar you raise, you can help organizations doing important work in our communities, and touch the lives of those in need. In 2015, over 10,000 charity runners participated in the Chicago Marathon on behalf of more than 170 local, national and global causes.

Registered participants can opt to run for a charity by signing up with one of the official charities partners listed below or by creating their own CrowdRise fundraiser. Click here to learn more about CrowdRise.

2015 Partner charities

 2015__0092_Advocate Health Care

14_CM_Charity Logos__0167_American red cross

2015__0069_Chicago Parks Foundation


2015 Associate charities – Level 1

14_CM_Charity Logos__0174_American cancer society Team World Vision 2015__0040_Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

2015 Associate charities – Level 2

14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_ALS-Association-of-Greater-Chicago 2015__0088_Alzheimer's Association 2015__0087_American Brain Tumor Association
2015__0090_American Heart Association 2015__0083_Lurie Children's 14_CM_Charity Logos__0162_Autism Speaks
2015__0008_Bright Pink 2015__0071_Cellmates on the Run 2015__0067_Chicago Run
14_CM_Charity Logos__0133_Children's Oncology 14_CM_Charity Logos__0122_Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0058_Old St. Patrick's Church
14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Girls-on-the-Run 14_CM_Charity Logos__0098_Imerman Angels 14_CM_Charity Logos__0093_Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund
14_CM_Charity Logos__0078_Make-A-Wish Illinois 14_CM_Charity Logos__0073_Mercy Home for Boys & Girls 14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Misericordia-Home
14_CM_Charity Logos__0068_MMRF 2015__0030_MS Society 14_CM_Charity Logos__0067_Muscular Dystrophy Association
14_CM_Charity Logos__0054_Organization for Autism Research 14_CM_Charity-Logos_PAWS 14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_PCRF
14_CM_Charity Logos__0025_Team Salute 2015__0013_Special Olympics Chicago 14_CM_Charity Logos__0177_ALSAC St. Judes
2015__0045_Susan G. Komen 2015__0010_Team to End AIDS Team-Fox
2015__0060_Iowa Dance Marathon

2015 Associate charities – Level 3

2015__0011_Action for Healthy Kids 2015__0089_Alex's Lemonade Stand 2015__0086_American Diabetes Association
2015__0085_American Institute for Cancer Research 14_CM_Charity Logos__0168_American liver foundation 2015__0080_Back on my Feet
2015__0079_Best Buddies 2015__0078_Big Brothers Big Sisters 14_CM_Charity Logos__0156_Big shoulders fund
14_CM_Charity Logos__0149_Camp sunshine CDLS 2015__0064_Chicago Lights
14_CM_Charity Logos__0132_Children's Tumor Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0131_Christopher Reeve Foundation 2015__0063_Crohn's and Colitis
14_CM_Charity Logos__0121_Danny Did Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0120_Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0117_Endure to Cure Pediatric Cancer Foundation
14_CM_Charity Logos__0116_Equine Dreams 14_CM_Charity Logos__0108_Golden Apple Foundation GLASA
14_CM_Charity Logos__0102_Have Dreams 14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Illinois-Spina-Bifida-Association 2015__0047_JDRF
14_CM_Charity Logos__0091_Jewish United Fund Les-Turner 14_CM_Charity Logos__0081_LUNGevity
14_CM_Charity Logos__0080_Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter 2015__0033_Marley's Mutts 14_CM_Charity Logos__0059_Oasis for Orphans
14_CM_Charity Logos__0056_Open Heart Magic 14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Pat-Tillman-Foundation 2015__0017_PKD
2015__0022_Pulmonary Hypertension Association 14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_React 2015__0035_Lung Power
2015__0018_Rise International 14_CM_Charity Logos__0139_Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network 14_CM_Charity Logos__0022_The Anti-Cruelty Society
14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Sergeant-Sullivan-Center 2015__0016_Spinal Cord Injury Sucks 14_CM_Charity Logos__0008_UPS for DownS
 14_CM_Charity Logos__0011_United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

2015 Affiliate charities

14_CM_Charity Logos__0013_Twelve Oaks Foundation 14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_A-Kids-Brain-Tumor-Cure 2015__0081_A Special Wish
14_CM_Charity Logos__0184_Access Living 14_CM_Charity Logos__0183_Achilles 14_CM_Charity Logos__0181_Adoption link
American-Foundation-for-Suicide-Prevention 14_CM_Charity Logos__0166_AmeriCares 14_CM_Charity Logos__0164_Apna ghar
14_CM_Charity Logos__0163_Asha for education 14_CM_Charity Logos__0160_Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation 2015__0037_Team Boomer
2015__0077_Cal's Angels 14_CM_Charity Logos__0145_CARA 2015__0075_Casa De Los Angeles
2015__0076_CASA 14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Children-at-a-Crossroads 14_CM_Charity Logos__0147_Center for Independent Futures
2015__0070_Chicago Fair Trade 14_CM_Charity Logos__0142_Chicago fire foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0141_Chicago HOPES for Kids
14_CM_Charity Logos__0138_Chicago Police Memorial Foundation 2015__0068_Chicago Rowing Foundation 2015__0066_Chicago Women's Health Center
Chicago-Youth-Centers 14_CM_Charity Logos__0130_Common Threads 14_CM_Charity Logos__0126_Cornerstone Community Outreach
14_CM_Charity Logos__0123_CureSearch For Children's Cancer 14_CM_Charity Logos__0119_Dreams for Kids 2015__0059_Easter Seals
14_CM_Charity Logos__0115_Erika's Lighthouse_ A Beacon of Hope For Adolescent Depression 14_CM_Charity Logos__0114_Esperanza Health Centers 14_CM_Charity Logos__0113_Family Empowerment Centers
2015__0057_Franciscan Outreach 14_CM_Charity Logos__0111_Gilda's Club Chicago 2015__0056_Girls in the Game
14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Goldies-Place 14_CM_Charity Logos__0106_Greater Chicago Food Depository 2015__0053_GRIP
14_CM_Charity Logos__0103_Harley Helping Hands 14_CM_Charity Logos__0102_Have Dreams 2015__0052_Holiday Heroes
14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Homes-for-our-troops 2015__0050_Human Rights Campaign 14_CM_Charity Logos__0097_Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
14_CM_Charity Logos__0096_Inheritance of Hope 14_CM_Charity Logos__0095_International Medical Corps 2015__0038_IWMF
2015__0046_Jewelers for Children 14_CM_Charity Logos__0090_Joslin Diabetes Center 14_CM_Charity Logos__0089_La Casa Norte
14_CM_Charity Logos__0088_Latinos Progresando 14_CM_Charity Logos__0087_Launch U 14_CM_Charity Logos__0086_Lawrence Hall Youth Services
2015__0039_Lincoln Park Zoo 2015__0036_Loyola University Health System 14_CM_Charity Logos__0079_Lydia Home Association
14_CM_Charity Logos__0077_Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0076_Marklund 14_CM_Charity Logos__0069_Mission of Our Lady of the Angels
14_CM_Charity Logos__0066_Museum of Science and Industry 2015__0006_National Psoriasis Foundation 2015__0028_Team for Kids
2015__0027_NPH USA 2015__0026_One Tail at a Time 2015__0024_Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
2015__0023_PAV YMCA 14_CM_Charity Logos__0049_Phil's Friends 14_CM_Charity Logos__0046_Playworks
14_CM_Charity Logos__0044_Prayers From Maria Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation 2015__0021_Project Purple 14_CM_Charity Logos__0042_Recovery On Water
2015__0020_Research Down Syndrome 14_CM_Charity Logos__0038_Restoration Ministries, Inc 14_CM_Charity Logos__0034_Save the Children
2015__0015_Shriners Hospitals 2015__0014_Smile Train 14_CM_Charity Logos__0030_Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
14_CM_Charity Logos__0027_Susan F. Lasky Cancer Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0154_Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0021_The Cure It Foundation
14_CM_Charity Logos__0084_Little Things for Cancer 14_CM_Charity Logos__0017_The Service Club of Chicago 14_CM_Charity Logos__0015_Tree House Humane Society
Triple-Threat 14_CM_Charity Logos__0012_United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0010_Uniting Against Lung Cancer
2015__0001_Urban Initiatives 14_CM_Charity Logos__0006_VanderCook College of Music 14_CM_Charity Logos__0005_Where There's a Will There's A Cure
 Wounded-Warrior-Project 14_CM_Charity Logos__0001_Wright Way Rescue 14_CM_Charity Logos__0000_ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer

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