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Official 2024 Charity Partners

*This charity has entries into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile only. 

The Brave Like Gabe Foundation is an organization in memorial of Gabrielle “Gabe” Grunewald and her battle with an incurable salivary gland cancer. Their mission is to support rare cancer research and empower all cancer survivors through physical activity. They value hope, joy, kindness, bravery, equity, community, and integrity. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Alyssa Hawkins:

[email protected]

651-460-9662

Brave Like Gabe

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the cause of poverty and injustice. They pursue their mission with a commitment to transformational development, emergency relief, promotion of justice, and more. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Jill Fox:

[email protected]

724-882-1382  

World Vision

YMCA of the North believes everyone deserves a chance to succeed – no matter their background or income. Their Camping & Adventure Team ensures a camp for everybody – kids, teens, adults, families, and other groups. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Angela Wunderlich:

 [email protected]

612-384-0147 

YMCA of the North (Camping & Adventure Team) 

Premier Charities

*This charity has entries into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile only. 

The ALS Association has a mission to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. The organization focuses primarily on providing services to assist people living with ALS and their families. 

Want to join their team?

Contact John Cronin, [email protected], 612-767-6264  

ALS Association – MN/ND/SD Chapter 

*This charity has entries into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile only. 

Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. They envision a world where people with disabilities live free and independent lives. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Sheila Ross, [email protected], 763-200-1409 

Can Do Canines

Children’s Minnesota champions the health needs of children and families. They are committed to improving children’s health by providing the highest-quality, family-centered care, advanced through research and education. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Lan Freitag, [email protected], 952-992-5718 

Children's Minnesota

*This charity has entries into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile only. 

Children’s Surgery International provides free pediatric medical and surgical services, along with professional education and training, to communities in need around the world. They make a difference by spreading a message of hope.  

Want to join their team?

Contact Veronika Skorich: 

[email protected]

612-746-4082 

Children's Surgery International

*This charity has entries into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile only.

Crescent Cove offers care and support to children and young adults with a

shortened life-expectancy, and their families who love them. Around the United States, there are over 4,700 hospice homes for adults; the Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice Home for Kids is Minnesota's first and only home designed just for children and their unique needs, and just the third of its kind in the United States.

 

Want to join their team?

Contact Jenny Floria:

 [email protected]

952-426-4711 

Crescent Cove

*This charity has entries into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile only. 

Firefly Sisterhood’s mission is to foster one-to-one connections between women who are impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis and inspirational survivors. Their goal is a future where no woman faces breast cancer alone. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Genna Haddad:

 [email protected]

612-412-7713 

Firefly Sisterhood

*This charity has entries into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile only.

M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital has a purpose to bring hope and healing to the children and families we serve by caring for one child at a time, while advancing education, research, and care on behalf of all children. By working as one seamless healthcare team centered around our patients, M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital provides exceptional, family-centered care for children and their families in Minnesota and around the world. Consistently ranked among the best in the nation, M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive, world-class care to each patient every day. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Jeff Manderfeld:

 [email protected]

651-714-6806  

M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital 

Mile in My Shoes (MiMS) uses the power of running to bring people together from diverse backgrounds to build connections, boost wellness, spark social change, and center people traditionally excluded from running spaces. MiMS is based in homeless shelters, addiction recovery programs and re-entry centers for people exiting incarceration. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Rebecca Lange:

[email protected]

612-699-4045 

Mile in My Shoes 

*This charity has entries into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile only. 

The SUDC Foundation is the only organization worldwide whose purpose is to raise awareness, fund research, and serve those affected by sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC). The organization provides all services at no cost to the people it serves. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Elizabeth Milliken:

[email protected]

973-795-1267 

The SUDC Foundation 

*This charity has entries into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile only. 

Vail Place is a community resource center for adults with serious mental illnesses. Their mission is to help these people avoid crisis, achieve stability, and pursue active, fulfilling lives based on their individual abilities.  

Want to join their team?

Contact Katee Crawford:

[email protected]

952-945-4270 

Vail Place

Venture focuses their efforts on marginalized communities to address systemic injustices. They work to address immediate needs while simultaneously developing long-term programs that will break cycles of starvation, lack of education, human trafficking, and more. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Amanda Stank:

[email protected]

920-321-6807 

Venture

Major Charities

Wildflyer Coffee has a mission to create employment opportunities for youth experiencing homelessness and housing instability through the cultivation of life skills and personal empowerment. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Julia Miller:

[email protected]

917-439-5437 

Wildflyer Coffee

Associate Charities

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MAC-V) aims to end Veteran homelessness in Minnesota. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Shaun Riffe

[email protected]

612-249-7098 

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans 

Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Zach Orner:

[email protected]

763-317-1308 

Parkinson’s Foundation 

The Bond Between wakes up every morning saying YES to connection people and animals, caring for them, and helping them fill each other’s heart.

Want to join their team?

Contact Katie Hedin:

 [email protected]

952-873-1557

The Bond Between

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis unites and empowers the international spinal cord injury community to cure paralysis through advocacy, education, and support for research. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Lucia Webb:

[email protected]

888-564-2228 

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis 

Partnering Charities

American Cancer Society strives to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Jessica Bloodgood:

[email protected]

312-967-8107 

American Cancer Society

Bolder Options provides wellness-based mentoring for middle school youth, who focus on holistic personal development through weekly activities hosted by staff. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Ryan Foss:

[email protected]

952-201-2130 

Bolder Options 

Brain Injury Recovery Foundation has a mission to support those who have suffered Brain or Spinal Cord Injuries as well as their family, friends, and caregivers by providing programs built to meet their specific needs so that they can achieve their goals.  

Want to join their team?

Contact Kim Hann:

[email protected]

918-829-6336 

Brain Injury Recovery Foundation 

Breast Cancer Research Foundation aims to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Christine Ward:

[email protected]

646-497-2638 

Breast Cancer Research Foundation 

The Danny Did Epilepsy Foundation works to urgently advance public awareness and education about epilepsy - a condition that impacts 1 in 26 Americans - and to improve communication about the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, or SUDEP.  Danny Did was founded by Chicago parents after the death of their four-year-old son Danny.

Want to join their team?

Contact Mary Duffy:

[email protected]

773-414-2113 

Danny Did Epilepsy Foundation 

George Floyd Global Memorial exists to conserve stories of resistance to racial injustice and to curate spaces for all people to grieve, pay respect, and be a voice for justice.

Want to join their team?

Contact Jeanelle Austin:

[email protected]

612-900-2340

George Floyd Global Memorial

Herren Project provides free resources and support for the treatment, recovery and prevention of substance use disorder.  

Want to join their team?

Contact Pam Rickard:

[email protected]

540-238-7187 

Herren Project 

Metro Meals on Wheels leads the effort to make sure people in the Twin Cities metro area community receive the nutritious meals and the human connection they need to help them live independently.  

Want to join their team?

Contact Madisen Vukich:

[email protected]

612-623-3363 

Metro Meals on Wheels 

Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies strives to improve infant health outcomes by ensuring that medically vulnerable babies in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest have access to safely pasteurized life-giving donor human milk when mother’s milk is unavailable or in low supply.

Want to join their team?

Contact Leah Mortenson:

[email protected]

763-519-5382

Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies

National Brain Tumor Society unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes, and unites the brain tumor community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and caregivers. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Nikki Margeson:

[email protected]

617-247-1744 

National Brain Tumor Society

OneVillage Partners aims to enhance collective wellbeing across Sierra Leone by investing in people and communities through partnerships.

 

Want to join their team?

Contact Laura Skubic:

[email protected]

218-780-3203 

OneVillage Partners 

Open Arms of Minnesota nourishes their clients and builds community by providing food as medicine. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Dana Kuehn:

[email protected]

612-677-2562 

Open Arms of Minnesota

Project Purple was created to raise awareness, support patients and families affected by the disease, and fund research efforts to defeat pancreatic cancer. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Vin Kampf:

[email protected]

203-714-6052 

Project Purple

QUEERSPACE Collective creates space for LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe and empowered to their true selves. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Elizabeth Olson:

 [email protected]

651-269-8381 

QUEERSPACE Collective

Ruff Start Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of animals in need. They improve animal welfare in communities through adoption, education, and providing resources for people and pets. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Brittany Murnan:

 [email protected]

763-355-3981 

Ruff Start Rescue

Special Olympics Minnesota has a mission to create a new world of inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities by providing year-round sports training and athletic competitions, inclusive healthcare programs, leadership and advocacy training, and inclusive school programs. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Heather Fleetwood:

 [email protected]

763-270-7143 

Special Olympics Minnesota

Strong Girls United has a mission to empower girls to be strong, confident, and resilient through sport and physical activity alongside mental heath and well-being activities.

Want to join their team?

Contact Lani Silversides: 

[email protected]

207-337-0884

Strong Girls United

TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) aims to improve the lives of those who are living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, by raising critical funds to support the programs of AIDS Foundation Chicago. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Jonathan Harris:

 [email protected]

312-434-0967 

TEAM TO END AIDS (T2)

USO (United Service Organizations) works to strengthen the well-being of the people serving in America’s military and their families.

 

Want to join their team?

Contact Josh Sova:

[email protected]

414-379-3097 

USO 

USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s grown on every level in the U.S. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Vanessa Sexton:

 [email protected]

952-358-3281 

USTA Northern

Way to Grow Minneapolis provides free, year-round family support and educational programming for families in Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs.  

Want to join their team?

Contact Jessica Waller:

 [email protected]

612-874-4740 

Way to Grow Minneapolis 

Contributing Charities

Girls on the Run Minnesota inspires girls in the 3rd to 5th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident by combining training for a 3.1 mile race with important lessons about body image, healthy living, friendship and more. It takes an entire community to empower young girls to live to their potential.  

Liz Gallardo, [email protected], 612-417-4472

Girls on the Run Minnesota

Minnesota Distance Elite is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Distance Training Center is a coordinated effort to bring local resources together to improve post-collegiate American distance running and develop Olympians. It was formed in January 2001 and began selecting athletes - primarily from Minnesota and the Upper Midwest - in April of that year. The Minnesota Distance Elite Training Center builds on the state's long and proud history of producing talented runners and Olympians.  

Dave Smisek, [email protected], 651-208-5453 

Minnesota Distance Elite

TCM Community Partners

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The 2024 Charity Program is now seeking Marathon & 10 Mile participants! 

Looking for the courage to sign up for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or Medtronic TC 10 Mile, or the motivation to make it to the finish line? We have you covered!

 

Twin Cities In Motion’s Charity Program has a variety of causes to ignite your fitness journey at Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend. Add meaning to your miles by participating in our community and charity program.

 

Sign up with one of our official charity partners of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Medtronic TC 10 Mile by finding their contact info below. 

Questions? Please email [email protected] for more information. 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation empowers current and future food and nutrition practitioners to optimize global health, through philanthropy. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Paul Slomski:

[email protected]

847-624-4694 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation 

Achieving Cures Together has a mission to save lives by advancing microbiome research. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Christie Lansdowne:

 [email protected]

763-259-5766 

Achieving Cures Together 

debra of America’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). 

Want to join their team?

Contact Jason Kelly:

[email protected]

212-868-1573 

debra of America

Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disable while serving in the United States Armed Forces, as well as first responders. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Rachel Snyder:

 [email protected]

815-520-2153 

Folds of Honor Minnesota 

Jack’s Basket celebrates babies with Down syndrome. They strive to ensure that every new and expectant parent is provided resources and avenues of support within the community. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Carissa Carroll:

[email protected]

651-456-8321 

Jack's Basket

JDRF strives to improve the lives of every person affected by Type 1 Diabetes by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing the disease. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Megan Engelhard:

[email protected]

763-486-6717 

JDRF 

Mental Health Minnesota works to advance mental health and well-being for all, increase access to mental health treatment and services, and provide education, resources and support across Minnesota. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Shannah Mulvihill:

[email protected]

651-493-6634 

Mental Health Minnesota

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists because there are people with MS. Their vision is a world free of MS. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Shannon Feeney:

[email protected]

708-724-7811 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

NMDP (formerly known as Be the Match) aims to save lives through cellular therapy. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Chloe Walbruch:

[email protected]

763-406-4202 

NMDP 

Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) is a nonprofit rape crisis center in southern St. Louis that helps area residents cope with the aftermath of sexual violence. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Amanda Hosch:

[email protected]

218-726-1442 

Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault 

Save the Boundary Waters is leading the effort to ensure permanent protection for the Wilderness from toxic sulfide-ore copper mining. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Amy Yoelin:

[email protected]

713-818-5384 

Save the Boundary Waters 

Urban Roots has a mission to cultivate and empower youth through nature, healthy food, and community. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Sara Johnson:

[email protected]

651-789-3588 

Urban Roots 

Youth Frontiers has a mission to provide experiences that inspire character, civility, and community. 

Want to join their team?

Contact Riley Moynihan:

 [email protected]

952-922-0352 

Youth Frontiers

Participating Charities

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