Neurofibromatosis Northeast (NF Northeast) is a non-profit charity based in Boston, and covers the five New England states and NY. Their mission is to serve families with NF by giving them support and knowledge. They raise funds in all 6 states and use the money to sponsor research, spread awareness, cover operating expenses, provide scholarships, and send kids to an NF Camp in Virginia.
Many of you will recognize Leah Manth as the face of NF2 here in Western New York. Last year she participated in the Buffalo Half Marathon! Every year, Leah's family members and friends participate in the Buffalo Marathon or help with volunteering. The Buffalo Marathon is proud to give back NF2 again this year!
Yogis in Service (YIS) is a nonprofit group dedicated to providing yoga, and the
associated skills for stress management and cultivating well-being, to those who
would not otherwise have access. Specifically, YIS’s primary aim is to provide yoga
instruction to Buffalo community members who do not have access to yoga. All of our classes are free of charge to participants. Our funding comes from donations, grants, and proceeds from sales of your YIS gear.
Team RWB's mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Team Red, White, and Blue is a non-for-profit organization with a local chapter here in Buffalo, NY. Their chapters and communities deliver consistent local opportunities for veterans and the community. They host regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and participate in local races and events together. Veterans can also develop their leadership skills by serving as a volunteer leader in their local chapter. These programs are at the core of Team RWB’s mission. The Buffalo, NY Chapter is comprised of more than 500 veterans, service men and women, as well as civilians. This year the Buffalo Marathon has created a special category, the "Stars and Stripes Relay," specifically for Team RWB. These four member teams must complete the 26.2 mile course while carrying our Nation's Flag. Team RWB is more than an organization, it is a family. Everyone supports one another with a commitment to honoring those that have served.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, founded in 1898 by Dr. Roswell Park, is the nation’s first cancer research, treatment and education center, and is the only comprehensive cancer center in WNY. When you support Roswell Park Cancer Institute, your gift has tremendous impact on cancer research and patient care. Roswell Park is home to world-class research and renowned physicians, and serves more than 30,000 patients each year. Your gift allows us to accelerate the start of new research needed to help save lives. Your gifts also help provide programs to assist patients through their cancer journey. Supporting Roswell Park also has an impact that reaches farther than ever: initial lab research fueled by your generosity allows every dollar donated to generate an additional thirteen dollars in new grant funding.
Boys on the Right Track, 501 (c) (3) hopes to inspire boys through fun games and activities and of course, running. They will learn how to be comfortable being themselves, how to build healthy relationships and to live an active lifestyle. Boys will learn how to communicate more effectively, how to handle peer pressure, celebrate diversity, conflict resolution and therefore will instill greater self-esteem and self-confidence. As a result, they will be empowered to choose healthier behaviors and assist those in the community.
Kevin Guest House is America's first independent healthcare hospitality house, providing a comfortable and supportive home away from home for patients and families traveling to Buffalo for critical medical care. In their 45th year of service, they are in the midst of their first ever expansion campaign to double their occupancy and provide handicap accessibility for the first time. Hear directly from their guests in this short video: https://vimeo.com/189401827