The 2nd & 7 Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio whose mission is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward. Started in 1999 by three former Ohio State University football players, Luke Fickell, Ryan Miller and Mike Vrabel, The 2nd & 7 Foundation connects student-athletes with 2nd graders to promote reading and provide books for each child. In the past 19 years, The 2nd & 7 Foundation has given out more than 250,000 books in 23 States by partnering with 163 Universities and High Schools. Learn more about how you can get involved at secondandseven.com. #READERSANDLEADERS
The Buckeye Cruise For Cancer, which benefits the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, has raised more than $15 million since 2008 for cancer research. The 11th Buckeye Cruise For Cancer raised a record-breaking $3 Million for the cause. The 2019 Buckeye Cruise For Cancer will sail Feb. 23-28, 2019 out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information, visit www.buckeyecruise.com
A historic step forward was taken in 2000 when a new model for after-school programs was developed with the creation of The Capital Kids. Four pilot sites were created at area Community Recreation Centers. The program incorporates trained staff, state-of-the-art technology, high expectations and high performance standards designed to enhance student's academic achievement and to provide participants with a safe place to learn and play when school is out. Capital Kids serves youth in grades K-5. Capital Kids sites are located in areas where the schools have the most need. Columbus City Schools is the feeder school for our program. The maximum number of program participants per site is 35 kids.
“That no child shall be kept out of school for lack of adequate clothing.” This is the mission of the Charity Newsies, a unique non-profit organization founded in 1907. For more than 110 years, the Newsies have provided new winter coats and clothing — and more recently, school uniforms — to thousands of school children. This school year Charity Newsies clothed approximately 13,000 boys and girls in Franklin County. The Charity Newsies' members fund its activities privately through gifts, bequests and solicitations. After their Annual Gala and Silent Auction, hundreds of Newsies hit the streets the second Saturday in December, wearing their famous white coveralls to sell a special edition of The Columbus Dispatch to drive-by contributors — 100% of these donations go directly to the purchase of clothing. For more information, visit www.charitynewsies.org.
FLIP: Fight, Live, Inspire, Prevent — is about helping you live a lifestyle that prevents cancer and inspires others to do the same. We are about approachable prevention, simple changes, community support and fun ideas. Our goal is to save lives through cancer prevention. We focus our efforts on increasing awareness, reinforcing education, and inspiring preventative action. We fulfill our mission in part by hosting inspiring events such as: FLIP's 8th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run — July 13th, 2019. Please join us for this inspiring and family friendly 5k walk/ run and challenging 10k trail run. Use discount code CAPCITY for $5 off registration! Register today at https://racepenguin.com/events/darbycreektrailrun/.
Let Me Run is a nonprofit wellness program that inspires boys to be themselves, be active, and belong. With a comprehensive curriculum that applies the power of running, the program encourages boys to develop their psychological, emotional and social health, in addition to their physical health. Twice a week for seven weeks, our trained coaches guide teams of six to fourteen boys (4th-8th grade) through the program, designed to amplify confidence, self-expression, and respect for others. Each fall and spring season culminates in a 5k race that celebrates the boys' emotional, social and physical growth.
Let Me Run Columbus has reach over 700 boys since coming to Central Ohio in 2014! Will you help reach more boys through the power of running by becoming a coach? Bring the gift of running and our evidence based curriculum to a school near you. We provide free training and supplies. Fall season registration opens late August, the season starts late September, and the season culminating 5k race is in November. It's never too early to think about making a difference in your community! Join the movement at LetMeRun.org or contact ClaireH@letmerun.org for more information.
Dom Tiberi lost his daughter, a Senior Graphics Design Major at The Ohio State University, in a tragic car accident that by all accounts could have been prevented. So he is spreading a message, Maria's Message, with the hopes of saving lives. The Maria Tiberi Foundation will provide scholarship dollars to students following in Maria's educational footsteps and launch a campaign to help change driving habits. For more information visit 10tv.com/mariasmessage.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) serves families with seriously ill children by providing a home-away-from-home at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. It is currently the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world after a recent expansion. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in Central Ohio. One of Ronald McDonald House's programs includes Team RMHC, a group of runners who train together and fundraise for the House and its families. This year, Team RMHC will be training for the Cap City Half Marathon as they help support families of seriously-ill children. Learn more about Team RMHC and sign up to participate today at http://rmhc-centralohio.org/get-involved/team-rmhc/.