Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Charity Spotlight: Noah's Light Foundation

Every month, I am going to feature a charity that has developed a partnership with the running community.  One of the most rewarding experiences I have had as a runner has been raising money and running for charities who's missions I believe in - it pushes you, inspires you, gives you a team to be a part of, and makes an already incredible race finish that much sweeter.  If you want to make your runs and races feel even more meaningful, consider becoming a charity runner and show your support for a worthy cause that matters to you!
(Noah's Light Foundation)
Noah's Light Foundation was created by a little boy's mother while he was being treated for a brain tumor.  During his ordeal, she discovered that not nearly enough money was being allocated to finding cures specifically for children.  Noah died before his ninth birthday, but that has not stopped his family and supporters from working tirelessly toward their goal.  That goal is all about the NOAH Protocol - an alternative to aggressive chemotherapy.

Noah's Light is a participating charity group of runDisney and involved with the following events:
(Noah's Light Foundation)
That means that they offer guaranteed entry to multiple race distances/challenges for each of these runDisney events if you commit to raising certain amounts of money for their cause.  They help you with setting up your own fundraising site to communicate with supporters and track your progress.  Once you raise the minimum dollar amount, Team Noah runners receive a tech shirt, swag bag, and Team Noah medal.  There are also incentives for raising more than the minimum!  Already registered for a runDisney race?  You can still raise money and be a Team Noah runner with the same great benefits.

Maybe you don't have runDisney on your calendar this year?  You can sign up to become a Noah's Light eRACEr.  Athletes of any sport or participating in any event can raise money and show their support for Noah's Light Foundation.
(Noah's Light Foundation)
You can find all of this information and much more on their website.  Not the charity for you?  That's okay - there are hundreds of wonderful charities that have joined forces with runners and races to help advance their efforts.  Come back next month to learn about another great charity!

1 comment:

  1. More and more people must be attracted towards the foundation to get the children more financial support. I will do whatever I can on my behalf to contribute to it.