Whether you’re training for the Buffalo full, 1/2, or relay, dedicate your effort to Girls on the Run by becoming a SoleMate!

SoleMates is the charity running arm of Girls on the Run, 100% of your donations will go directly to the Girls on the Run Scholarship Fund, which provides girls on our community the opportunity to participate in this life changing program.  Sign up.

Run for Roswell Park Cancer Institute!

Take the Team Cure Challenge at the Buffalo Marathon and support critically needed research to find cures at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Participants receive free entry into the Buffalo Marathon race of your choice, a Team Cure Challenge cinch bag to carry all of your running gear and the tools and support needed to help meet your fundraising goals. For more information and to register visit our training page

For the 17 million people around the world living with Cerebral Palsy, the challenge of getting from place to place is something that at times can be simply exhausting. For some, the thrill of running is something they may never come to know. That is why Team Footsteps of WNY will be running the Buffalo NY Marathon; to run for those who cannot.

Funds raised by the team are spent locally to provide charitable assistance to individuals in Western New York with Cerebral Palsy. Last year our team helped fund over 110 weeks of physical, occupational and speech therapy sessions to those in need.

Our team stepping up again in 2019 so that others in Western New York living with Cerebral Palsy may someday be able to step forward.

To take the next step with us visit our team page footstepsofwny.org or email footstepsofwny@gmail.com or call Marty Gregoire at 716-864-6701.

The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now! Finish MS offers runners, cyclists, swimmers and endurance athletes of all types and abilities the chance to create a world free of MS while pushing their own personal limits. Register here to run at the Buffalo Marathon with the Finish MS team to help ensure that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost, and end MS forever. Contact nyrevents@nmss.org. Training Page.


Vanishing White Matter disease (VWM) is a very rare neurological condition that destroys myelin, the brain’s white matter. In doing so, it permanently affects transmission of brain signals to the rest of the body.

VWM primarily affects children and is untreatable, incurable and terminal. It is also incredibly rare, with only 170 known living less than 250 known cases worldwide, meaning that little funding is available for research.

In 2016, the VWM Families Foundation was formed to raise awareness of VWM, to raise money for research and to support families living with VWM within the United States and worldwide.

Contact Allyson Buck with any questions: vwmfoundation@gmail.com