Tri-City Medical Center
Carlsbad Marathon Official Charities

Run for a Reason

Every step you run or walk will get you closer to the marathon (or half marathon) finish line and closer to your goal, so every step counts. But do you realize how your steps can help someone else reach their goal? Maybe their goal is to extend their life a little longer as science searches for a cure for their disease. Maybe their goal is to be a participant in a 5K despite their disability or maybe their goal is to have a safe shelter for their children, free from physical and emotional abuse.

Your steps can help others! Please consider running or walking your Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon or Half on behalf of the Official Charities. With very little extra effort, you'll reach your goal and at the same time make a huge difference in someone's life. Ask your friends and family to join you in your efforts by making a donation in your name to this very important group of charitable organizations. It's very easy to do and oh so rewarding. *The money you raise will go directly to the official marathon charity you choose. If you choose to become a fundraiser you can set up your own website where you can post updates on your training and even post pictures if you like! You can send messages to everyone on your email list asking them to support you and your charity of choice. Enjoy the recognition YOU deserve!

All of the Official Charities will be represented along the course during the marathon and half marathon lending support and guidance to all the athletes. Feel good about helping those who cannot run along side you.

If you are interested in becoming an official charity for the 2015 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon, click here to fill out a survey and learn about program levels.

2015 Official Charities

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Alzheimer's Association
Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Fundraising Page

AAZK American Association of Zoo Keepers San Diego Chapter
  To promote and establish good relationships among professional zoo keepers.  To promote and establish a means to stimulate incentive and great interest in zoo keeping profession.  To support deserving conservation projects to include educating the general public about the need for preserving our natural resources and animal life through these worthwhile efforts.  To establish materials beneficial to zoo keeper education.
Fundraising Page

American Liver 

American Liver Foundation
Mission:  To facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

Fundraising Page

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Chloe Nichols Foundation
Mission:  The Chloe Nichols Foundation exists to honor the memory of Chloe Beth Nichols.  We honor Chloe by awarding scholarship and by providing funds to children's charities.  In Chloe's memory we encourage people to advocate for and take charge of their health and healthcare including the possible side effects of prescription drugs.
Fundraising Page

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Donate Life
Mission:  Donate Life California saves lives by inspiring people to sign up with the state organ, eye and tissue donor registry.
Fundraising Page (TBA)

 Fresh Start Fresh Start
Mission:  Fresh Start is one of the most dedicated charities for children. We transform the lives of disadvantaged infants, children, and teens suffering from physical deformities cause by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services.
Fundraising Page

Heart for Africa

Mission:  Heart for Africa is a faith-based humanitarian organization focused on bringing hope to the people of Swaziland by focusing in the areas of Hunger, Orphans, Poverty and Education.
Fundraising Page

 Huntingtons Huntington's Disease Society of America

Mission: The San Diego Chapter raises funds to support the UCSD Center of Excellence where people with HD and their families receive comprehensive medical, psychological and social services, in addition to physical and occupational therapy and genetic testing and counseling.
Fundraising Page

Inspire Kidz
Mission:  Providing foster and low income children in San Diego and Riverside counties with financial assistance for early education in order to ensure building blocks of success.
Fundraising Page (TBA)

 intl bipolar International Bipolar Foundation
Mission: To improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education.

Fundraising Page

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Labrador and Friends Dog Rescue
Mission:  To help save the lives of homeless Labradors, Labrador-mixes, and Labrador "friends" from kill-shelters in California and across the southwest.
Fundraising Page

lab rescuers Lab Rescuers
Mission:  To provide a safe and loving home for every Labrador in need and to specifically assist those dogs that need the most help.
Fundraising Page 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Team in Training
Mission:  Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Fundraising Page

LHON Project at UMDF
Mission:  To drive research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for Leber's Hereditary Optic Neurophathy (LHON), a rare genetic disorder that causes sudden legal blindness.
Fundraising Page

Lupus Foundation of Southern California
: To enhance the quality of life for lupus patients and their families through awareness, education and advocacy; continually promote awareness in the community and support lupus research in an effort to find a cure.
Fundraising Page

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San Marcos High School Music Boosters
Mission:  To support the San Marcos High School music education program by providing funding that allows students to develop their music, leadership, and mentoring skills.
Fundraising Page (TBA)

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Team Hoyt San Diego
Mission: to represent our heroes Dick and Rick Hoyt who for the past 30 years have competed together to breakdown barriers and be an inspiration to people all over the world. Their message is "YES YOU CAN!" and Team Hoyt San Diego is honored to be spreading their message in our local community and raising awareness for those affected by special disabilities by helping them become active members in society.
Fundraising Page (TBA)

Tri-City Hospital Foundation
Mission:  Bringing together our community to engage donors in support of Tri-City Medical Center.
Fundraising Page (TBA)


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