Charities that R4T supports
Run for Tomorrow supports the following causes and charities:
We want to emphasize that 100% of all donations that individuals commit to our Run for Tomorrow charities are directed to the respective charity in the country and region requested by the donor. Details will be posted on this website soon on how to contribute to these causes before the 'Big Run' begins in April 2014.
Heart and Stroke
Volunteer-based health charities around the world have a mission to eliminate heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact on people’s lives. One of the ways they do that is to promote healthy living.
Associations worldwide are supporting research to fight Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and help people with diabetes live healthy lives.
National community-based organizations of volunteers are working to eliminate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer.http://www.cancer.ca/
Poverty and Education
The InnovativeCommunities.Org Foundation enables positive social change by using innovative methods to eliminate poverty and to advance education. The Foundation has projects around the world and new ones continually emerging. The Foundation seeks to foster community development through education and innovation, and in keeping with its philosophy of transparency, it shares its processes and results with the world. All this is done with volunteer Team Members who handle its administration and management, and the field support on ICO Initiatives. ICO also covers 100% of its overhead from its investments. This enables ICO to ensure that 100% of donations go to the ICO Initiative that its donors choose to support. R4T is an Initiative of ICO and is working with our Partnering Charities to really make a difference throughout the World.www.innovativecommunities.org
Children and Youth
The Big Change Charitable Trust
The Big Change Charitable Trust is based in the United Kingdom. It was founded by 5 friends who share a goal of making a difference to the lives of young people. In 2010 they were part of a 34-strong team who broke the world record for the most people to run a marathon tied together. In the process they raised £280,000. It was out of this adventure that Big Change was born. “We want to provide a platform to inspire courageous people to carry our caterpillar torch and raise money for some special youth related projects.”
Big Change is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to:
- Help handpicked ‘everyday heroes’ who undertake amazing tasks to raise money and awareness.
- Give grants to projects working with young people.
- Work to develop young people’s skills, capacities and capabilities.
The 100 Mile Club®
The US-based 100 Mile Club®provides children with the opportunity to run or walk 100 miles at school during a single school year. This has been shown to improve children's school readiness to learn and creates better educational outcomes, and builds self-esteem and the overall health in the lives of children and others. The Club has been operating since 1992, when the Founder, special education teacher Kara Lubin, used the dream of becoming an Olympic gold medalist to inspire her hard-to-motivate students. The 100 Mile Club® was born from a simple idea - run 100 miles and earn a medal. Incentives are given out along the way, including a unique milestone t-shirt. Lessons in goal-setting, determination, and team spirit are delivered alongside exercise. Research evidence shows that physically active kids do better academically and behaviorally, and schools are a great place for boosting children’s physical activity. The program is safe, fun and consistent and can be modified to fit the needs of all children. Working towards the goal of running or walking 100 miles provides students with an easy, fun and safe way to add physical fitness into their daily lives. The Club's goal to inspire its students to want to keep fitness in their lives now and into adulthood.