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To assist individuals with disabilities participate in the sports: running, cycling and swimming. This is accomplished by providing adaptive equipment, training opportunities, race support, guides/handlers and a triathlon club. 


Girls on the Run is an afterschool program for girl’s ages 8-13 years old. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Our program is offered throughout WNY every fall and spring. Running is used as an activity to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness and build confidence through accomplishment. At the end of each season, with the support from family, friends, coaches, running buddies and volunteers, the girls complete a celebratory, non-competitive 5K event. Girls on the Run of Buffalo is proud to support the John Beishline Memorial 5k as the official volunteer group. We fondly remember John Beishline and Tom Donnelly who guided the Girls on the Run 5k since its inception. We will be enthusiastically cheering everyone on in true Girls on the Run spirit….and remember the finish line is just the beginning!

The Police Athletic League is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) created to provide children with leadership, direction, and opportunity by affording them structured, supervised, and organized activities, opportunities, and programs in a climate which they can accomplish individual and common goals; enabling them to become responsible, successful adults.
The PAL, through open gym programs at seven Community Centers in Buffalo, provides neighborhood kids with the opportunity of interacting with other area youths in a safe and supervised venue. In addition to open gym and game room activities, Community Center Supervisors organize flag football, basketball, and other programs, set up arts and craft projects, schedule bowling and pool parties and other fun and educational excursion to sporting events, cultural attractions, or field trips to interesting and unique places.
Baseball and Basketball Leagues and Camps and Clinics are open to youth throughout Western New York and interaction between teams from all over Erie County and beyond offers a unique opportunity for some kids to build relationships and learn to get along with people outside of their own environment. Athletic enrichment is only one aspect of PAL programming. The larger issue is to help each child develop life skills in setting goals and working hard to achieve them therefore, PAL has placed a greater emphasis on educational programming to complement the athletic and recreational endeavors.

Hospice Buffalo provides medical care, emotional and spiritual support services to assist patients and their families facing serious, progressive illness. We help patients and their families to maintain independence and comfort during a serious illness. Hospice Buffalo has a team of compassionate professionals who make home visits to assist in the care of your loved one. We also have hospice care available in more than 40 area nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Erie County. Clinical studies show that hospice patients, on average, live longer than similar patients who don’t choose hospice care. All hospice care, and all medications and equipment related to the patient’s hospice care, are fully covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans. Donations raised through the Buffalo Marathon support patient care.


Checkers Athletic Club promotes a positive, healthy physical and mental well-being primarily through the sport of running. Members consist of runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, who interact athletically and socially to achieve their personal goals.


The Buffalo Marathon is proud to sponsor the Bisons in the Buffalo Zoo.

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.

Alzheimer's Association, WNY

The Buffalo Equestrian Center is a member organization. The center provides education of both horsesand riders at all levels and creates opportunities to improve horsemanship skills.

Mission Statement : On a small but meaningful scale wewant to make a difference and have animpact in easing the pain of familieswho are faced with the tragedy of theloss of a child. Borrowing from our ownexperiences, we see where there areneeds or where improvements can bemade to help the healing processes offamilies. Our goal is to provide groups,hospital's and families the necessarytools to help them on their journey ofgrief.

The mission of the SPCA is to create a caring and kind community that encourages fair and humane treatment of all creatures. Our knowledgeable, caring, and open-minded team of staff and volunteers achieves that mission through proactive efforts to address the current status of animals in our community, education of adults and children, rescue and sheltering of animals in need, and placement of animals into appropriate homes.

Win the morning. Win the day

The objectives of the Society (among others):The advancement of engineering knowledge and practice. To administer a fund to use the income or principal for the provision of scholarships.

The Geoff Richter Performing Arts Award is dedicated to assisting college students from Western New York jump-start their careers in the performing arts. Through hard work and determination, dreams do come true!

The Corporation is formed for the charitable purpose of organizing, developing, and completing community events and activities in order to raise and dispense funds to deserving persons, organizations, and entities,

Our mission is to provide a comfortable and supportive home away from home for patients and their families. As America’s first healthcare hospitality house, our vision is to set the standard for compassionate guest care.

Illuminating pathways toward opportunity, possibility, wellness and independence.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

The mission of Yogis in Service is to create connection by creating access to yoga and mindfulness as a set of self-care tools through community-based classes in schools, hospitals, universities, community centers, and treatment centers. Through these tools, Yogis in Service believes that we are empowering, inspiring, and developing our communities.

Empowering adolescents and families to live a life free from the disease of addiction through community outreach, education and early intervention.

A leader and innovator in dyslexia education with a commitment to the values of kindness, respect, honesty and hard work, since 1926 The Gow School has been helping students with language-based learning differences develop the skills and confidence to succeed in higher education and beyond as creative, compassionate adults and engaged citizens.

Ujima is a community asset, a true model of collective creativity, innovative collaboration, and cultural relevance. Their mission – to preserve, perpetuate and perform work in the African-American canon – has been a pillar of Buffalo’s theater community since 1978. This new black box theater marks a new chapter of opportunities, and with this fantastic new production, makes a statement of survival.

The Buffalo Skating Club is committed to promoting and encouraging all levels of interest in the sport of figure skating.

Our Tradition: An Education For The Future, Values For Life. Inspired by our founder and first teacher, St. John Neumann, Saints Peter and Paul School educates children of all faiths in a Catholic, Christ-centered tradition. Since 1836, dedication to our core values - academic excellence, living faith, serving God and others - has provided our students a strong foundation for live

5K on Saturday May 18 at 6:00 PM !