Run Wild Benefiting the California Wildfire Relief Fund
Bay to Breakers is proud to be donating a portion of 2021 race proceeds to the California Wildfire Relief Fund. We encourage all of you, if able, to donate along with us in support of their efforts. All donations to this fund will support relief and recovery efforts for Californians affected by the wildfires.
The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund supports immediate, mid- and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as support for animals affected by wildfires. Since the Wildfire Relief Fund opened in 2003, we have granted more than $24 million to support relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of devastating California wildfires. Grants for the Wildfire Relief Fund have supported those who were displaced or lost housing, belongings and/or employment, or suffered physical or mental health problems; helped to rebuild homes; provided case management services, basic needs assistance, mental health services and financial assistance; upgraded 2-1-1 phone and information system; assisted California wildfire victims with follow-up medical care and supplies; and provided firefighters with updated safety equipment.
Bay to Breakers is proud to have partnered with four incredible organizations that benefited from the 2018 race as official Community partners:
Rise Together, Mo’ MAGIC, The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the National Kidney Foundation. Each organization aligns with the race’s vision to have a positive impact within the community, in the classroom and with people’s health that reaches beyond San Francisco.
Learn more about our Community Partners below.
Rise Together works with over 200 partners across the region to change the fact that 1 in 4 Bay Area families struggle to make ends meet and access basic needs such as affordable housing and food. We leverage the power of 9 counties to create economic opportunity and prosperity for all through collaboration and leadership development to shift systems that are no longer working and to scale what is. Together we can redefine what is possible for Bay Area residents.
“Rise Together is honored to be partnering with Bay to Breakers this year. We are thrilled to engage our Bay Area neighbors in working together to create opportunity for all. Your support helps us work together to create the thriving community we all envision. Collectively we can make a difference in the lives of thousands of residents.”
– Megan Joseph, Executive Director, Rise Together
For more information about Rise Together please visit www.risetogetherbayarea.org.
Mo’ MAGIC creates opportunities for youth to grow and thrive in a safe and healthy environment. Through collaboration and strong partnerships we reach thousands of youth each year offering countless hours of recreation, academic enrichment and leadership development. The community has been transformed through the magic of collaboration.
“I am excited for the opportunity to partner with Bay to Breakers again this year. Our team of parents, youth and community volunteers had so much fun! It is awesome to participate in an event that speaks to the rich history of San Francisco and its resilient spirit.”
– Sheryl Davis, Director of Mo’ Magic
For more information about Mo’ Magic please visit www.momagic.org.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, empowers kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to build healthier environments for millions of children.
“Educating and inspiring kids and families to develop lifelong, healthy habits is at the core of what we aim to do at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. We are thrilled to partner with Bay to Breakers and are excited about the opportunity to spread a message we both are passionate about—physical activity can be both meaningful and fun.”
– Patty Lane, Director, Team Healthier Generation
For more information about the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, please visit www.HealthierGeneration.org.
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.
“One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease but a healthy lifestyle can change those statistics. That’s why the National Kidney Foundation is delighted to partner with the Bay to Breakers.”
-Nichole Ringer, Executive Director, National Kidney Foundation Northern California
“Joining forces with the Bay to Breakers provides a great platform for the National Kidney Foundation to raise awareness about how an active lifestyle keeps our kidneys healthy.”
-Anne Barr, Board President, National Kidney Foundation Northern California & CIO, Sutter Health Bay Area
For more information about the National Kidney Foundation, please visit www.kidney.org.
Bay to Breakers is more than just the most epic race and the best day of the year. It is a means to make a positive impact on the city that so many of us love. The 2018 Community Partners were vital to this vision of having a positive impact within the community, in the classroom and with people’s health in and beyond San Francisco.
And we need you. Turn your 2019 race into a fundraiser for one of our Community Partners today. We’ve teamed up with everydayhero so you can run and fundraise for your favorite cause.
It’s simple. Once you register (which opens in October), choose your cause and create a fundraising page. Share your page with friends, ask for support, track your training, and make a difference.
To start your own fundraiser, visit our Run For A Cause page by clicking HERE.