We are proud to contribute a portion of The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler proceeds to the following non-profits:
Amazement Square is Central Virginia’s first multidisciplinary, hands-on children·s museum! Climb, slide & discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities & programs. Visitors of all ages, backgrounds & abilities can explore global & regional topics, the arts & humanities, science & health-related themes, as well as expand their creativity. For every $15 donated, a deserving local youth will receive a scholarship entry into the Amazing Mile Children’s Run.
CHAP’s mission is to educate the public about the nature, prevention, treatment and impact of HIV/ AIDS, to coordinate efforts of existing public or private resources for persons living with HIV/AIDS, to discover unmet needs of people with HIV/AIDS and their families, and to stimulate and support community responses to meet those needs.
Girls on the Run helps girls take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. We teach girls that there are no limits and no constraints to whom and what they can be and that there are so many opportunities to be remarkable. We also incorporate running into our curriculum. We use this activity to inspire and motivate girls throughout the 12-week program, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies from all over Central Virginia complete a 5k running event.
Lynchburg Daily Bread serves a free hot meal every day of the year to the homeless and hungry of our community. We are celebrating our 30th year of serving those in need. Daily Bread only exists because of the generosity of our community. Nearly all of the food served is donated. We average 150 guest per day, including recently unemployed, those with temporary or part-time jobs that can’t make ends meet, elderly, disabled on fixed incomes, families, and persons with mental health challenges.
Miriam’s House is dedicated to ending homelessness through the empowerment of women and families. Both our on-site housing program and our community-based rental assistance program are aimed at quickly connecting homeless women and children to safe and affordable permanent housing. All services offered are free to the families and rooted in the belief that ending a family’s homelessness quickly and providing for their most basic needs will empower them to achieve goals in other areas.
Interfaith Outreach Association is a non-profit located in downtown Lynchburg that strives to relieve distress and improve the quality of life for our neighbors in need by providing programs that offer education, guidance, and support. For 33 years, IOA has served as a vehicle for interfaith cooperation with 79 member congregations to help those less fortunate in Central Virginia. IOA serves the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and city of Lynchburg.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Central Virginia recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. The CASA program is based on the concept that every child has a right to a safe, permanent home. Judges can appoint a CASA volunteer to a case involving a child who is a victim of abuse and/or neglect. CASA volunteers work alongside attorneys, social workers, therapists and other service providers, advocating exclusively for the child’s best interests. CASA volunteers offer children hope and trust by explaining the events that are happening, the reasons they are in court, and the roles of the judge, lawyers, and social workers. The CASA volunteers submit their recommendations and research in a report to the court.
M.A.A.M. (Mammograms Annually A Must) is a committee of the Centra Foundation with a mission to raise awareness of the importance of screening mammograms. M.A.A.M. helps to fun and organize free mammography screening days for the community and supports media campaigns to build awareness about mammography.
- Congrats to all the runners and walkers – we did it! I have to say in all my races, this was by far the most challenging course. You should be ridiculously proud of your accomplishment! I was so proud to see my friends from work at the finish line. And wow… what a great group of voluntee...0Comments30.09.2016
- As we prepare for race day (can you believe it?!), lets remember 3 key things I’ve learned over my time training for the Virginia 10 Miler: Race day gear. Danny Boyers, the course director, says, “I highly encourage moisture wicking material – material that pulls moisture away from...0Comments21.09.2016
- We’re heading into week 8 of my journey… also known as RACE WEEK! It’s here folks and I couldn’t be more excited! Here’s what I’ll be tackling this week: Sunday – Off Monday – 2-3 miles Tuesday – 3-4 miles Wednesday – 1-2 miles Thursday...0Comments18.09.2016