List of health-related charity fundraisers

This list of health related charity fundraisers includes events designed to raise funds to fight disease and improve health.

Contents

Bike rides

Name Aids/Lifecycle goal Support Raise funds for San Francisco Aids Foundation and Jeffery Goodman Clinic of Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center to support those who do not have health insurance started 1984 as California Aids Ride - changed to Aids/Lifecycle in 2002 location San Francisco to Los Angeles - 545 miles - 1 week. minimum $3,000 per person to participate
London to Brighton Bike Ride Fundraising for British Heart Foundation 1980 (for BHF) London None
Ride for Heart Heart and stroke research 1987 Toronto None
Ride for the Cure[1] Curing breast cancer 2006 Paepcke Park, Aspen, Colorado $500
Sydney Body Art Ride funding children's cancer research ? Sydney, Australia all participants donate $2
Volvo Best Buddies Challenge enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities ? Boston and Northern California, United States ?
Ride For A Cause[2] AIDS and breast cancer 2006 International: Galway, Ireland; Marche Italy; Catalunia Spain, other locations. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 with 100% going to the charities.
Norwood Challenge International Bike Ride[3] Helping mentally and physically disabled people, underprivileged children and their families 1992 International: Israel, Rajasthan India, Cape Town South Africa, Cambodia-Vietnam, Trans-America, Cuba, others Participants are required to pay an entry fee of £450 and then raise a minimum of £2500 for the Israel bike ride or £2750 for the others
Colomba Chemo Classic[4] Charity bike ride in aid of Cancer Research UK 2009 Richmond, North Yorkshire £15 entry fee

Climbs

Name Goal Started Location Minimum
Climb to Fight Breast Cancer[5] Support breast cancer research and to increase awareness for the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer. 1997 10 mountains: Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Iztaccihuatl, Pico de Orizaba, Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. Baker, Mt. Shasta. $200 or $500 registration fee depending on peak climbed. Minimum fund raising amount $3,000

Golf tournaments

Name Goal Started Location Minimum
Pro AV Golf Tournament[6] Support the Friends of Music Therapy Endowment Fund[7] 2007 Toronto, Ontario $145 for golfers, $45 for non-golfers

Internet

Name Goal Started Location Minimum
AIDS/HIV Services Group(ASG) and UVA WORLD AIDS Day Testing FOR HIV Test people for HIV and educate about awareness November 30th 2010 University of Virginia dining conference room at the hospital Charlottesville VA last year tested 110 people

Runs

Note that all runs allow jogging and walking.

Name goal started location minimum
Father's Day Run/Walk Support research to fight prostate cancer ? Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Toronto None
Run for the Cure Support research to fight breast cancer 1992 53 communities across Canada (2007) None
Run for Moore (men only) fight bowel cancer ? United Kingdom ?
Race for Life (women only) cancer research ? United Kingdom ?
Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk For Women[8] to raise awareness and fund women's cancers research, counseling and outreach programs 1993 Los Angeles, California and New York, New York $25 registration fee
Race for the Cure curing breast cancer 1983 125 locations across the United States and three international races[9] some locations charge entry fees
World AIDS Marathon[1] helping people with AIDS 2004 2004: Kenya; 2005: Gainesville, Florida; 2006: multiple locations entry fee
Train to End Stroke ending strokes ? ? minimums vary by location
Team in Training Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ? ? ?
Roparun helping people with Cancer 1992 Between Paris and Rotterdam ?

Walks

Name Goal Started Location Minimum
AIDS Walk fight AIDS 1987 75+ locations across the United States[10] no mimimum; "Star Walkers" are participants who pledge to raise $1,000+
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Curing breast cancer 2003 9 cities: Houston, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Rocky Mountains, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Charlotte participants are required to raise a minimum of $1,800[11]
Breast Cancer 3-Day raise awareness and funds for breast cancer 2003 14 locations across the United States (2008) walk participants are required to raise $2,200; crew members register for $90; volunteers participate free
Shine Shine is a night-time walking marathon which uses light as a symbol of hope and progress in the fight against cancer. 2010 Glasgow, Manchester and London (2011) Entry fee
Light The Night Walk cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma ? ? ?
March for Babies (formerly WalkAmerica) prevent premature births 1970 1,100 the United States no minimum
Memory Walk[2] awareness, support and research for curing Alzheimer's Disease Memory Walk is an event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. no minimum to participate
MS Challenge Walk curing multiple sclerosis 2002 multiple locations across the United States participants are required to raise a minimum of $1,500
Relay For Life raise awareness and funds for cancer 1986 4,800+ locations across the United States no minimum; there is a $10 registration fee
Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes[12] Fund diabetes research 1990 200+ locations across the United States no minimum
Weekend to End Breast Cancer Curing Breast Cancer 2003 Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg participants are required to raise a minimum of $2,000
Walk For A Cause[13] Fighting AIDS and Breast Cancer 2006 International: Galway, Ireland; Marche Italy; Catalunia Spain, other locations. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 with 100% going to the charities.
Walk For PKD[14] Raise awareness and funds for polycystic kidney disease 2001 50+ locations across the US, starting in September no minimum, no registration fee
National Psoriasis Walk for Awareness[15] generate awareness about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis 2007 8 locations across the United States and a "Virtual Walk" participants are asked to raise $100; there is a $25 registration fee
Walk to End MS raise awareness, generate funds for the national research program and find a cure for multiple sclerosis 1991 24 locations in British Columbia & the Yukon, 12 locations in Alberta, 16 locations in Saskatchewan, 10 locations in Manitoba, 58 locations in Ontario, 22 locations in Quebec, 13 locations in Atlantic Canada ?
Team in Training Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ? ? ?
The Kidney Foundation of Canada's Give the Gift of Life Walk[16] Generate awareness about, and raise funds for, Kidney disease and Organ & tissue donation 2006 Grassroots initiative with over 30 walk locations across Ontario during the month of September No minimum fee

References

  1. ^ http://www.komenaspen.org/ride/ride_home.html
  2. ^ http://www.rfac.org
  3. ^ http://www.norwood-challenges.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=1
  4. ^ http://www.colombachemoclassic.org.uk/
  5. ^ http://www.fhcrc.org/climb
  6. ^ http://www.proavgolf.com/
  7. ^ http://friendsofmusictherapy.com
  8. ^ http://www.revlonrunwalk.com
  9. ^ http://www.komenaspen.org/race/race_home.html The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  10. ^ aidswalk.org
  11. ^ avonwalk.org
  12. ^ http://stepout.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=OUT_homepage
  13. ^ http://www.rfac.org
  14. ^ http://www.pkdcure.org
  15. ^ http://walk.psoriasis.org
  16. ^ http://www.kidney.ca/ontariowalks

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of health related charity fundraisers — This list of health related charity fundraisers includes event designed to raise funds to fight disease and improve health.WalksReferences …   Wikipedia

  • List of Neighbours characters (2002) — The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the Australian soap opera Neighbours in 2002, by order of first appearance. They were all introduced by the show s executive producer Stanley Walsh. The 18th season of Neighbours began… …   Wikipedia

  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure — Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly known as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, is an organization supporting breast cancer research. Since its inception in 1982, Komen has raised over $1 billion for research, education and health… …   Wikipedia

  • AIDS Walk — is a walkathon fundraiser that raises money to combat the AIDS epidemic. The funds raised from AIDS Walks usually benefit a local AIDS service organization (such as Gay Men s Health Crisis, Whitman Walker Clinic or the AIDS Project Los Angeles),… …   Wikipedia

  • Walkathon — A walkathon (walk a thon), walking marathon or sponsored walk is a type of community or school fundraiser in which participants raise money by collecting donations or pledges for walking a predetermined distance or course. They are similar in… …   Wikipedia

  • AIDS/LifeCycle — (ALC) is an annual, 7 day AIDS fundraiser in which up to 2,500 bicyclist and 500+ roadie (support crew) participants bicycle or crew from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for HIV/AIDS services, raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. The first… …   Wikipedia

  • MS Challenge Walk — The MS Challenge Walk is a walk a thon to raise money for multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. Multiple Challenge Walks are held throughout the year across the United States. Each walk is two to three… …   Wikipedia

  • Climb to Fight Breast Cancer — Logo Climb to Fight Breast Cancer is an annual series of mountain climbs to raise funds to support breast cancer research at the world renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center[1] in Seattle, Washington. The climbs also help to increase… …   Wikipedia

  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) (also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the… …   Wikipedia

  • AIDSRide — The AIDSRides were a series of bike rides to generate funds for research and treatment of AIDS and related diseases.HistoryThe AIDSRides were a series of controversial fundraising events created and produced by Pallotta TeamWorks, which was… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.