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Charity Program

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.

Runners interested in participating in the 2016 Chicago Marathon can guarantee their place by signing up to run for charity. There are a limited number of entries still available through Advocate Health Care, American Red Cross, Chicago Parks Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities. We invite you to join one of these organizations and the fundraising effort at the 2016 Chicago Marathon.

CrowdriseIf you have an entry into the 2016 event and wish to fundraise for an organization or charity of your choice you may do so through CrowdRise, the preferred fundraising platform of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Partner charities

2015__0092_Advocate Health Care

14_CM_Charity Logos__0167_American red cross

2015__0069_Chicago Parks Foundation

Associate charities – Level 1

14_CM_Charity Logos__0174_American cancer society PAWS _0047_LLS
Team World Vision

Associate charities – Level 2

14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_ALS-Association-of-Greater-Chicago 14_CM_Charity Logos__0177_ALSAC St. Judes 2015__0088_Alzheimer's Association
2015__0087_American Brain Tumor Association _0052_American Diabetes Association 2015__0090_American Heart Association
14_CM_Charity Logos__0162_Autism Speaks 14_CM_Charity Logos__0156_Big shoulders fund _0006_Bright Pink
2015__0067_Chicago Run 14_CM_Charity Logos__0122_Cystic Fibrosis Foundation _0009_Endure to Cure
_0017_Girls on the Run _0041_Imerman Angels 14_CM_Charity Logos__0093_Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund
2015__0083_Lurie Children's 14_CM_Charity Logos__0073_Mercy Home for Boys & Girls 14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Misericordia-Home
_0027_Team MS _0053_MMRF 14_CM_Charity Logos__0067_Muscular Dystrophy Association
_0043_Oasis for Orphans 14_CM_Charity Logos__0058_Old St. Patrick's Church 14_CM_Charity Logos__0054_Organization for Autism Research
14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_PCRF 14_CM_Charity Logos__0025_Team Salute 2015__0013_Special Olympics Chicago
14_CM_Charity Logos__0133_Children's Oncology 2015__0010_Team to End AIDS Team-Fox
2015__0060_Iowa Dance Marathon

Associate charities – Level 3

2015__0011_Action for Healthy Kids 2015__0089_Alex's Lemonade Stand 14_CM_Charity Logos__0168_American liver foundation
2015__0080_Back on my Feet 2015__0079_Best Buddies _0024_Big Brothers Big Sisters
2015__0077_Cal's Angels _0039_Camp Sunshine _0015_CASA
CDLS _0012_Cellmates on the Run 2015__0064_Chicago Lights
_0005_Chicago Police Memorial Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0132_Children's Tumor Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0131_Christopher Reeve Foundation
14_CM_Charity Logos__0121_Danny Did Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0111_Gilda's Club Chicago 14_CM_Charity Logos__0108_Golden Apple Foundation
GLASA 14_CM_Charity Logos__0106_Greater Chicago Food Depository 14_CM_Charity Logos__0102_Have Dreams
14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Illinois-Spina-Bifida-Association _0038_JDRF _0028_JUF
14_CM_Charity Logos__0089_La Casa Norte _0023_Les Turner 2015__0035_Lung Power
14_CM_Charity Logos__0081_LUNGevity 14_CM_Charity Logos__0080_Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter 14_CM_Charity Logos__0078_Make-A-Wish Illinois
2015__0033_Marley's Mutts 14_CM_Charity Logos__0069_Mission of Our Lady of the Angels 14_CM_Charity Logos__0056_Open Heart Magic
14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Pat-Tillman-Foundation 2015__0017_PKD 2015__0021_Project Purple
14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_React 2015__0018_Rise International 14_CM_Charity Logos__0139_Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network
2015__0014_Smile Train 2015__0045_Susan G. Komen _0051_Team for Kids
14_CM_Charity Logos__0021_The Cure It Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0022_The Anti-Cruelty Society 2015__0016_Spinal Cord Injury Sucks
14_CM_Charity Logos__0008_UPS for DownS

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 _0016_After School Matters 2015__0085_American Institute for Cancer Research
_0032_Alliance for a Healthier Generation _0034_ANY _0049_American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
14_CM_Charity Logos__0166_AmeriCares _0003_Angelman Syndrome Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0164_Apna ghar
_0035_Arthritis Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0163_Asha for education 14_CM_Charity Logos__0154_Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
2015__0037_Team Boomer _0029_Boys and Girls Clubs 14_CM_Charity Logos__0145_CARA
2015__0075_Casa De Los Angeles 14_CM_Charity Logos__0147_Center for Independent Futures _0020_Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
2015__0070_Chicago Fair Trade 14_CM_Charity Logos__0142_Chicago fire foundation _0031_Chicago Hopes for Kids
2015__0068_Chicago Rowing Foundation _0022_Chicago Women's Health Center 14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Children-at-a-Crossroads
_0046_Common Threads 14_CM_Charity Logos__0126_Cornerstone Community Outreach 2015__0063_Crohn's and Colitis
_0000_Cure Search Chicago-Youth-Centers _0008_Dare to Tri
14_CM_Charity Logos__0119_Dreams for Kids _0014_Easter Seals _0048_ECPAT
_0026_Epilepsy Foundation 14_CM_Charity Logos__0116_Equine Dreams 14_CM_Charity Logos__0115_Erika's Lighthouse_ A Beacon of Hope For Adolescent Depression
14_CM_Charity Logos__0114_Esperanza Health Centers _0007_Every Mother Counts _0045_FIMRC
Girl Up _0018_Goldie's Place 2015__0053_GRIP
_0033_Harley Helping Hands _0011_Hazelden Betty Ford _0050_Run for HD
14_CM_Charity-Logos__0000_Homes-for-our-troops 14_CM_Charity Logos__0097_Infant Welfare Society of Chicago 14_CM_Charity Logos__0096_Inheritance of Hope
14_CM_Charity Logos__0090_Joslin Diabetes Center 14_CM_Charity Logos__0088_Latinos Progresando 14_CM_Charity Logos__0087_Launch U
2015__0036_Loyola University Health System _0013_Research Down Syndrome _0030_Lydia
_0019_Marklund 14_CM_Charity Logos__0066_Museum of Science and Industry _0004_National Parkinson Foundation
2015__0006_National Psoriasis Foundation 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
_0001_Playworks Project Awareness 2015__0022_Pulmonary Hypertension Association
14_CM_Charity Logos__0042_Recovery On Water 14_CM_Charity Logos__0038_Restoration Ministries, Inc 14_CM_Charity Logos__0034_Save the Children
2015__0015_Shriners Hospitals _0037_South Suburban Humane Society 14_CM_Charity Logos__0030_Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
14_CM_Charity Logos__0027_Susan F. Lasky Cancer Foundation _0010_Team Impact _0040_The Mission Continues
14_CM_Charity Logos__0015_Tree House Humane Society Triple-Threat 14_CM_Charity Logos__0012_United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
United Way 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 _0044_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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