Circle of Hope is a 501 (c) 3 non profit formed in 2010. It is volunteer driven and run by a Coordinator and Board of Directors. (http://www.circleofhopeduluth.org)
1 out of 8 women go on to get breast cancer. Men get breast cancer as well! It is often genetic in men. The organization serves northern MN and northern WI based on funds in accounts. Many patients have to quit work to receive life saving treatments. Patients have daily living expenses that need to be met. Some have insurance issues and unpaid co-pays. Circle of Hope also funds Stage IV breast cancer research locally through the Medical School.
Circle of Hope's goal is to raise $10,000.00 with each runner raising a minimum of $400.00.
Circle of Hope will have some items that you can earn for different levels of money raised. For example, raising the minimum of $400.00 as your total would be a Grandma's Marathon Spaghetti Dinner the night before. Allotments past this would be a total raised of $500.00 ($20.00 gift card from Tortoise and Hare), $600.00 ($25.00 gift card from the Duluth Grill), $700.00 ($30.00 Credit to Cross Fit), $800.00 ($35.00 gift card from Walmart), $900.00 ($40.00 gift card from SuperOne), $1,000.00 ($50.00 Texas Road House gift card), $1250.00 ($60.00 gas card from Kwik Trip). Who ever raises "the most" will get a surprise worth $100.00 or more! We appreciate all the runners efforts for helping us with this important cause!
How to Qualify as a Charity Runner:
1. Sign up by contacting the charity of your choice via the CrowdRise page. Include your full name, e-mail, and phone number, so that the organization can send you the guidelines to review.
2. Agree to the fundraising committement and create a fundraising page off of their site, CrowdRise.
3. Earn your Grandma's Marathon Race weekend code.
4. Offically register to run using the link below to provide the code given to you by the charity.