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Non-profit race raises more than $100,000 for several Indianapolis-area education initiatives

INDIANAPOLIS (July 30, 2012) - The board and staff of the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, along with Bob Brody, president and CEO of Franciscan St. Francis Health, will present a check to the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation just before the Indianapolis Indians game August 7 at 7 p.m. The donation of $68,250 is one of three totaling $105,000 the organization is giving from proceeds of the 2011 race, to benefit charities serving urban youth and particularly those that impact Indianapolis Public Schools. Franciscan St. Francis Health is the presenting sponsor of the marathon and half-marathon.

"We are very excited to help support urban schools with the dollars we raise from our event each year," said Carlton Ray, president of the board of directors and founder of the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. "2012 is our fifth year, and every year we've been able to grow our giving in support of the local community. This community has given so much to us as we've grown this race into a premier race for our participants, and this is just one way we can give back to Indianapolis."

The Monumental Marathon will also be providing donations of $26,250 to College Summit and $10,500 to Mind Trust from the proceeds of the 2011 race.

The 2012 race date is November 3, and this year's event again includes a marathon, half-marathon, 5K and a kids fun run. Last year, more than 10,000 participants took part in the event.

About the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon:

The IMM provides the Indianapolis community with a complement of activities built around our premiere event that promote healthy lifestyles for all ages (both runners and walkers.) The IMM gives back to the Indianapolis community by supporting youth programming that reinforces healthy lifestyles for young people, with an emphasis on working with urban students and IPS.

Organization core goals: