Run For A Cause

The CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is proud to partner with local organizations and nonprofits to help raise awareness and funds for their mission through the “Run for a Cause” program.

There are many ways to get involved with one of our “Run for a Cause” organizations; you can donate, help promote their mission or sign up to participate in their fundraising program to raise funds and awareness as you train for the 2019 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon!

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Participate in the 2019 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and fundraise to support Monumental Kids Movement through Team Monumental Kids.

Monumental Kids Movement is a seven to nine-week youth running program culminating with students running the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 5K on Saturday, November 9th, 2019. The bi-weekly program focuses on educating Indianapolis youth about the benefits of exercise, proper diet, and healthy living.

When you register for CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon as a member of Team Monumental Kids, you will be taking an important step toward fighting childhood obesity in central Indiana. Through the support of people like you, the Monumental Kids Movement program and participation in the 5k is free of cost to qualifying students.

As a participant of Team Monumental Kids in this race, you will be directly matched with a participating elementary school. You will also receive full support throughout the training and fundraising season. Benefits may be earned based upon the fundraising level you meet.

Please note, the 2019 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon registration opens January 1!

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The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We lead the fight for the arthritis community through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our goal is to chart a winning course and make each day another stride towards a cure.

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Back on My Feet, a national organization operating in 12 major cities coast to coast, combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.

If you are interested in running with the Indianapolis Chapter or FundRacing in conjunction with your CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon experience, please contact Rhett Cecil at Rhett.cecil@backonmyfeet.org or visit indianapolis.backonmyfeet.org.

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Briezy’s Bunch is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that aims to make an impact in the lives of those affected by epilepsy by providing financial assistance when insurance denies coverage for epilepsy-related needs, local and online emotional support groups, and educational/advocacy resources.

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The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) is a leading health organization fighting neurofibromatosis (NF).  NF is a genetic disorder that can cause tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body.  NF can cause deafness, blindness, physical deformities, learning disabilities, and disabling pain.  Hardly rare, but rarely talked about, NF is more prevalent than cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy combined.

If you’re interested in joining the team, please contact Lauren Walsh at lwalsh@ctf.org.

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The Domestic Violence Network (DVN) is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit serving Marion County and all surrounding counties.  DVN leads our community in cultural change toward ending domestic violence, once and for all. We work with the public to gather data, deliver better resources, and engage with influencers.  Our work is focused squarely on creating a roadmap which enables us to do what we do best—lead the way, as we become an increasingly healthy community. The mission of DVN is to engage the community to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and collaboration in the community at large.

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Every day, millions of courageous persons flee their homelands due to unimaginable persecution. They seek refuge and human rights in other places around the world, including Indianapolis, Indiana. Since 1981, Exodus Refugee Immigration has welcomed refugees to Indianapolis and offered them a place to call home. We began our work serving Cuban refugees who had arrived as part of the Mariel boatlift in 1980. Since that time, Exodus has helped thousands of refugees from more than 33 different countries establish new lives in Indiana. Exodus provides a wide range of services and programs to meet the needs of refugee newcomers. We arrange for basic needs such as housing, food and clothing, and case management, as well as provide adult English classes, job placement and employment services, mental wellness and health services, a women’s program, a youth program, immigration services, and more. Our primary goal is to provide refugees with the skills, information, and support they need to be successful in their new lives in the U.S. In FY 2017, we welcomed 501 refugees from countries such as Burma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, Eritrea, Iraq, and Somalia.

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Fairbanks is a nonprofit alcohol and drug treatment center with the vision to be the leader in treating addiction, supporting life-long recovery and collaborating with others to promote health and well-being. The mission is to inspire hope and transform lives as the experts in addiction, focused on recovery. Fairbanks is one of the oldest independent alcohol and drug treatment centers in America, opening its doors in 1945. Programs and services include inpatient and outpatient programs, transitional living, recovery management and La Verna Lodge which is an extended residential treatment program.  Hope Academy, Indiana’s only Recovery High School is a fully accredited, tuition-free, public charter high school that provides opportunities for academic achievement, sobriety and personal growth for students and their families. Hope Academy students earn Core 40 and Academic Honors Diplomas and have the opportunity to take dual credit courses.

Learn more at http://www.fairbankscd.org/our-events/events-calendar/

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Vision: A world without type 1 diabetes

Mission: Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications

JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community. Founded by parents determined to find a cure for their children with T1D, JDRF expanded through grassroots fundraising and advocacy efforts to become a powerhouse in the scientific community with dozens of U.S. locations and six international affiliates. We’ve funded more than $5 billion in research to date and made significant progress in understanding and fighting the disease. We must keep up the pace of funding so progress doesn’t slow or stop entirely.

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The Joseph Maley Foundation is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, established in 2008 with the mission, “serving children of all abilities.” JMF works primarily with central Indiana youth in preschool through twelfth grade, their caregivers, and their educators to build acceptance of individuals of all abilities through seven programs. The Joseph Maley Foundation empowers children to serve and lead with compassion, acceptance, and respect. JMF served more than 26,000 children across our programs in 2017.  To find out more about how you can get involved, please visit www.josephmaley.org.

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Joy’s House serves adults living with life-altering diagnoses and their families by providing exceptional adult day and caregiver services. We envision a world where all individuals living with life-altering diagnoses and their families are living fulfilled lives of knowledge, choice, and comfort.

With one location in Broad Ripple and another on the south side of Indianapolis, we serve an average of 45 Guests daily (with 140 unique Guests and their families served in 2017), the majority of whom are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Our growing Caregiver Support Services have helped more than 1,000 unique community caregivers, and we reach 10,000 listeners every Saturday through our weekly radio show on WIBC 93.1 FM, Caregiver Crossing.

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The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library champions the legacy of Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of free expression, common decency, and peaceful coexistence he advocated. Please consider Running for Our Cause on November 3rd!

Kurt Vonnegut’s literary legacy provides the building blocks upon which the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML) stands: We can make a difference by our responses to the big questions and issues of our time, and we do it with civility. A cultural and educational resource, museum, art gallery and gathering space for readers, writers, artists, and students, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library honors Vonnegut and his dual legacies of creativity and civil discourse. Since its founding in 2009, over 200,000 people have visited or participated in arts and humanities programs.

We are excited to partner with Beyond Monumental and Run for a Cause for the first time. Please consider supporting KVML through the Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5K run on November 3rd. Get out there and run the very same streets that Kurt ran/walked/hung out on as a teenager in the 1930’s and 40’s. Kurt was adamant about common decency and advocating for the underdog, and we at KVML work to continue his legacy in this 2017 Year of Vonnegut and beyond. With your help, funds earned will support future programming for Indy residents and visitors to the city from all over the world. Some of our staff will be out there running with you. Others will man a drink station. And keep an eye out … Kurt Vonnegut “himself” may give you a high five and cheer you on as you go by!

Contact Meredith Cummings, Director of Programs and Donor Relations, at meredith.cummings@vonnegutlibrary.org or call 317-797-2648 for more information.

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At Medals4Mettle we attach our branded ribbons (lanyards) to donated finishers’ medals (marathons, half marathons, and triathlons) and award them to children and adults for the mettle and courage they demonstrate battling cancer, chronic illness, trauma and other life challenges. These medals are awarded to pay-it-forward to those who must run a much more difficult race than the medal donors’ races; a race they did not choose to run: a race where the finish line might not be known. Medals4Mettle’s mission is to provide an opportunity to unite endurance athletes with all compassionate human beings to create a new INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF COMPASSION: KINDNESS WITHOUT BORDERS.

Since the first medal awarded by our Founder Dr. Isenberg in 2005, over 55,000 medals have been awarded by approximately 70 chapters in 80 hospitals worldwide. Medals4Mettle has been featured as the Grand Prize winner for the inaugural “Human Race” section of Runner’s World magazine and in many local and national publications. Medals4Mettle was also the initial recipient of The Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award, the National Jefferson Award and many local and national community service awards.

To learn more about supporting Medals 4 Mettle’s efforts, visit https://medals4mettle.org/donate/.

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Move For Hunger transforms moving into an opportunity to reduce food waste and to help feed the hungry. Since 2009, Move For Hunger has delivered over 10 million pounds of food to our nation’s food banks, works with over 850 movers and are in all 50 states and Canada. Team Move For Hunger is a national fundraising program which enables volunteers to help turn their miles into meals by participating in endurance events.

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The National Pancreas Foundation team will be running through the streets of Indianapolis to raise money for cutting-edge research for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

The NPF is the only foundation dedicated to patients who are suffering from all forms of pancreas disease – pediatric pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

Thank you for supporting our mission and helping provide hope for those with pancreas disease.

If you are interested in running for us, please go to https://pancreasfoundation.org/2018monumental/

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​Northwest Haiti Christian Mission (NWHCM) has been inspiring hope in remote Northwest Haiti since 1979. We partner with compassionate yet motivated people, churches, and businesses across the United States to provide orphan care, nutrition programs, services for those with special needs, assistance for the elderly, community development initiatives, medical clinics, a birthing center, a surgery center, dental services, and church planting as well as training. We inspire hope and change lives.

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The U.S. is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic with every American state, county,  socio-economic and ethnic group impacted. Opioids killed more than 64,000 people in 2017, more than motor vehicle crashes, more than gun homicides and more than the AIDS Epidemic. Nearly half of all opioid deaths involve prescription drugs. We are facing a public health crisis directly related to the chronic disease of addiction.

Overdose Lifeline, Inc. is an Indiana-based nonprofit organization with local and national impact and a mission to carry the message of HOPE to individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction/substance use. The nonprofits’ programs and initiatives focus on impacting the national opioid (pain pill and heroin) epidemic through education, harm reduction, prevention, and support. But they’re much more work to be done. More individuals and communities in need – and as important – Overdose Lifeline has a very specific “to-do” list that addresses initiatives critical to reducing/managing this epidemic. Two of our biggest initiatives is saving lives with the overdose antidote Narcan and preventing youth from misusing a prescription.

We are excited to partner with the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon for the third year.

Learn more about joining Team Overdose Lifeline – Run for a Cause

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The Pass the Torch for Women Foundation is creating a unique and powerful community galvanized by a shared belief in the value of women’s leadership. The Foundation’s mission is to create a community that guides women as they navigate their career pathways by providing mentoring and networking opportunities. The community consists of underserved, female college students, developing professionals, and seasoned professionals. Mentors and mentees come together, from across the nation, to build meaningful relationships and give back to the community.

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Since 1993, the Pike Township Educational Foundation (PTEF) has invested more than $1 million in Pike students by providing funding for classroom supplies, innovative and immersive learning experiences, and college scholarships. Your support helps us fulfill our mission of enhancing the educational experience of every Pike student. While a separate entity from MSD Pike Township, PTEF designates the school district and its students as its sole beneficiary.

www.pike-ef.org
Contact us: 317.387.2542
info@pike-ef.org

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Second Helpings, Inc. accepts donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day and distributes them free of charge through 85 local social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis. Last year alone, Second Helpings provided one million meals to food-insecure children and families throughout Central Indiana.  Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry.

If you’re walking or running the Monumental Marathon and you’d like to support the Second Helpings’ mission, email statia@secondhelpings.org or call (317)986-6573 or select Second Helpings, Inc. from the drop-down menu when registering.

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​Simon Youth Foundation is nonprofit based in Indianapolis, IN. SYF was founded in 1998 and provides a flexible learning environment with academies located in Simon Malls for students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. SYF is dedicated to helping at-risk youth earn their diploma and aide in post-secondary education. Since its founding, SYF has graduated over 14,000 students and awarded more than $16 million in scholarships.

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Imagine a race where hope marks the finish line. Make it a reality when you join the St. Jude Heroes team in the fight against childhood cancer. At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital the world’s sickest children battling cancer and other deadly diseases are being treated for free – no family ever receives a bill – not for travel, treatment, housing, or food. And that is made possible by Heroes like YOU!

This is your opportunity to turn your race into something heroic and raise funds to give kids worldwide the chance to live a full and healthy life.

Join our team and receive a discounted registration fee and incentive opportunities!

To become a St. Jude Hero, please visit www.fundraising.stjude.org/monumental, or contact Nichole Ornelas, Associate Director – Midwest Region at nichole.ornelas@stjude.org.

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Super Kids: Mission Zero, Inc. is an Indianapolis, IN-based nonprofit founded in 2017.  Super Kids: Mission Zero is dedicated to assisting children with epilepsy learn to manage the effects of the neurological disorder with the help of educational tools and resources.  The mission of Super Kids: Mission Zero is to provide educational tools to help our youngest Super Kids fight back against the effects of epilepsy.

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Team Riley gives athletes supreme motivation to push toward the finish line: every stride brings hope to sick and injured children at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. By joining Team Riley, walkers and runners can participate in the event of their choice while raising funds for Riley Children’s Foundation – the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital that supports Riley’s life-saving pediatric research programs and family-centered care.

As Indiana’s only comprehensive and nationally-ranked children’s hospital, Riley Hospital has provided compassionate care, support, and comfort to children and their families since 1924. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics more than 230,000 times as well as an additional 100,000 times in clinics and hospitals staffed by Riley physicians throughout the state. Join Team Riley by clicking here.

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Team World Vision believes in children and that access to clean water changes the lives of children. They have better health, improved nutrition, and can go to school instead of spending the day fetching water. World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the World. Last year we reached over 4.6 million new people with clean water and our team does that by running for and fundraising for clean water.

www.teamworldvision.org/indy

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Timmy Global Health expands access to healthcare and empowers students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges. To achieve this goal, Timmy sends medical service teams to support the work of international partner organizations and channels financial, medical, and human resources to community-based health and development projects. Through our work, we strive to empower volunteers to lead the fight for global health equity and help deliver the promise of a healthy future – one patient at a time.

We are excited to partner with Beyond Monumental and Run for a Cause for the first time. Join Team Timmy today with the Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5K run on November 3rd! If you would like more information or have any question about Team Timmy Global Health please reach out to Timmy’s Development and Marketing Coordinator Lucy Knowles at 317-920-1822 Ext. 2 or lucy@timmyglobalhealth.org.

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Wheeler Mission, Indiana’s oldest and largest homeless service provider, serves more than 347,000 meals and provides 220,000 nights of shelter per year. 2018 marks our 125th anniversary. We need your help to ensure we can meet the growing needs in our community and successfully expand our services to better help the fastest growing segment of the homeless population –  homeless women and children

Join Team Wheeler Mission – CLICK HERE!