Charities
Official Charity Program
The St. George Marathon "Official Charity Program" is designed to assist participating charities to achieve financial support from event participants throughout the Marathon weekend. We encourage all marathon participants to aid in these efforts.

Due to the high volume of Charity Applicants and the limited amount of "Official Marathon Charity" entries The St George Marathon staff has developed a more flexible charitable program to meet the unique needs of each charity chosen by the Event as an Official Marathon Charity. Since 2010 we have been offering a 2-tiered Charity structure to accommodate more charity applicants.

Tier One - Charity Benefit Level :

These following Charities have been selected to receive GUARANTEED marathon entries to assist in their fund raising efforts. Marathon runners who were not selected through the lottery can donate funds to one of the charities below and be eligible to receive a guaranteed entry in to the 2014 St George Marathon (you will still need to pay the $90 registration fee).

Tier Two - Charity Connection Level:

The St George Marathon recognizes the outstanding efforts of the following charities and encourages all marathon participants to run for a cause, get involved and help raise money for charity, collecting pledges and donations from your family, friends and coworkers. Please contact your charity of choice for further details.

If you are interested in becoming an "Official Marathon Charity" please click here


The St. George Marathon "Official Charity Program" is designed to assist participating charities to achieve financial support from event participants throughout the Marathon weekend. We encourage all marathon participants to aid in these efforts.

Due to the high volume of Charity Applicants and the limited amount of "Official Marathon Charity" entries The St George Marathon staff has developed a more flexible charitable program to meet the unique needs of each charity chosen by the Event as an Official Marathon Charity. As of 2010 we will be offering a 2-tiered Charity structure to accommodate more charity applicants.
 
2014 OFFICIAL CHARITIES

Tier One - Charity Benefit Level :

These following Charities have been selected to receive GUARANTEED marathon entries to assist in their fund raising efforts. Marathon runners who were not selected through the lottery can donate funds to one of the charities below and be eligible to receive a guaranteed entry in to the 2013 St George Marathon (you will still need to pay the $85.00 registration fee).
Please contact your charity of choice directly for donation fees and further details.

 

 

Dixie Care & Share

Dixie Care & Share is the homeless shelter and food bank in Washington County. A part-time satelite food bank in Hurricane is maintained for the eastern part of the county, but there is no shelter at that location. For 30 years DCS has served our less fortunate neighbors by gathering community resources and sharing with those in need. DCS provides shelter, food, clothing and life skills education in times of personal crisis; we also facilitate access to employment and social services.


Contact:
Donna Ricci
PO Box 460612
Leeds, Utah, 84746
rundixie@gmail.com


 

 
The Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation

The Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation exists to save lives and end the repeated, intergenerational trauma of domestic violence by providing homeless survivors the time, housing and empowerment support to strengthen resiliency, enhance safety, increase education, boost incomes and create healthy, loving, non-violent families. Peace on earth begins at H.O.M.E. Since opening our doors in 2002, the Foundation has provided over 150,000 nights of safe shelter in apartment settings for families fleeing violence in southwestern Utah.


Contact:
Janice Crum
Advancement Coordinator
The Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation
(435) 494-1356
Email: janice.erinkimball@gmail.com
Website: www.erinkimball.org


 

 
Simply Because Foundation

The Simply Because Foundation is dedicated to making a positive difference by providing relief to families that face the daily challenges of childhood illness and disease, who would simply never ask.

The Simply Because Foundation has been established to assist families that face the challenges of childhood illness and disease. It is our mission to find families that are of the moderate to low social economic status who are currently strained financially, physically or emotionally and provide relief to them.


Contact:
Rick Nelson
435-703-1435
Email: rick.nelson@sgcity.org
or
Website: www.simplybecausefoundation.org

 

 
Assistance League of Southern Utah

Assistance League of Southern Utah is dedicated to enriching the lives of Washington County children in need. Our signature program is Operation School Bell® which provides new clothing to financially disadvantaged children. They can then attend school with pride and confidence in themselves.

Our first year as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, we clothed 240 children; this past year that number grew to 500. We are looking to expand our program to include more children, and to serve additional needs they have.

Assistance League works with local school district administrators to ensure we reach those children with the greatest need. With your help we can do more, and help these children stay in school so they can build a future for themselves.


Contact:
Martha Heuer
435-688-9399
Email: info@alofsu.org
Website: www.alofsu.org

 

 
The Southwest Utah Public Health Foundation

The Southwest Utah Public Health Foundation has been established to elevate the overall health and well being of everyone in the five county region served by the Southwest Utah Public Health Department. The focus of the Foundation is to support programs that promote health and disease prevention among adults and children.


Contact:
Jeff Shumway
Southwest Utah Public Health Foundation
620 South 400 East, Suite 400
St George. UT 84770
Office: 435-986-2585
Fax: 435-628-6425
Email: jshumway@swuhealth.org
 

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

Southern Utah matches children in our program with a professionally supported caring adult mentor who spends quality one on one time to help build self esteem, teach life skills, and build fun memories. Little Moments, Big Magic!

Contact:
Teri Iverson
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Utah
435-986-9776
Fax 435-986-9792
Email: teri.iverson@bbbsu.org

Website: www.bbbsu.org.

 
 

Tier Two - Charity Connection Level:

The below charities DO NOT have entries into the St George Marathon

The St George Marathon recognizes the outstanding efforts of the following charities and encourages all marathon participants to run for a cause, get involved and help raise money for charity, collecting pledges and donations from your family, friends and coworkers. Please contact your charity of choice for further details.

 

 
Lynn Lybbert Childrens Fund

The Lynne Lybbert Childrens Fund (LLCF) works to restore and preserve the wonders of childhood. The LLCF pursues its mission through grants and volunteer service that support charities that share this commitment to children. As a member of the Ten-Year Club, Lynne Lybbert loved the St. George Marathon, and were proud to be an official charity of this great race.


Contact:
Bruce Lybbert
Email: llchildrensfund@gmail.com

 

 
Christmas Box International

The Christmas Box International is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of abused and neglected children who have been removed from their family environments. We believe in partnering with local, national and international organizations in providing services to children and families. For more information about The Christmas Box International.


Contact:
Gina Barker
Email: gina@thechristmasboxhouse.org
Website: www.thechristmasboxhouse.org.

 

 
The Walker Tournament

The Marion Walker Golf Tournament for Hydrocephalus Research, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established in 2009 by Dr. Marion L. Walker, neurosurgeon at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our goal is to generate critical funding for the world-class medical research being conducted at PCMC, researching the causes and potential improvement for the treatment of hydrocephalus. We also desire to increase public awareness for this debilitating and potentially life-threatening condition that affects millions of children every year.

Through the solicitation of volunteers, sponsors, and event participants, we conduct an annual charity golf tournament and auction, held at The Salt Lake Country Club. Our typical participant is very active in the philanthropic community and tends to lead an active lifestyle, contributing to our ability to attract our city's sports lovers.

Jennifer L. Dailey, Event Coordinator
(801) 502-1889
j.dailey@mac.com
The Walker Tournament
100 N. Mario Capecchi Dr., Suite 1475
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113
Website: www.hrf.golfregistrations.com

 

 
Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read Utah is dedicated to making literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. Our 20-year old, evidence-based program builds on the pediatric well-child checkup system and the unique doctor-parent relationship. Through the program, participating doctors (1) provide free books to underprivileged children ages 6 months through 5 years, (2) educate parents about the benefits of reading with their children, and (3) encourage parents to read with their children daily. Through Reach Out and Read Utah, doctors give away over 81,000 books to more than 46,000 Utah children annually.




Contact:
Wendy Hobson-Rohrer
Email: wendyh@rorutah.org
Telephone: 801-585-6585
Website: Reach Out and Read

 

 

The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE),

A 501 c (3) nonprofit, has been a statewide leader in promoting high quality environmental education in Utah since 1981. USEE aims to encourage environmental literacy by teaching Utahans how to think, not what to think about the environment. To achieve this goal, USEE serves as an umbrella organization and information resource for environmental educators, K-12 teachers, higher education and the Utah community at large. These efforts will help ensure economic, social and environmental sustainability for Utah. To support USEE or for more information browse www.usee.org, check out the daily blog greenforkutah.blogspot.com

Contact: (801) 328-1549
Website: www.usee.org/

 

 

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to developing cures for spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. With Team Reeve, our athletic fundraising program, we are inspired by the words of Christopher Reeve, "So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable." Be a member of Team Reeve and help us keep the hopes and dreams of Chris, Dana and the millions of people worldwide living with paralysis shining bright! If you are interested in joining Team Reeve, please email TeamReeve@ChristopherReeve.org or call us at 1-800-225-0292 and ask for the Team Reeve Manager.

Website: www.TeamReeve.org/

 

 
Huntsman Hometown Heroes:

a program designed to help you reach your endurance goals while raising much-needed funds for cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute. The Hometown Heroes program provides participants with a fundraising web page, personal coaching and a performance team jersey. Be a hero for cancer research. We are the Huntsman Hometown Heroes. We are a reason to hope.


Contact:
Jen Murano
Phone: 801-584-5815
Email: events@huntsmancancerfoundation.org
Website: www.huntsmancancerfoundation.org/hhh

 

 


The American Association of University Woman (AAUW)

The American Association of University Woman (AAUW), St George Branch is dedicated to education and equality for women and girls. Our Ways and Means committee's 501C3 is currently supporting the eSMART (exploring Science, Math and Related Tech) summer camps for girls, a joint project with Dixie State College. Our objective is to encourage girls to pursue STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering and Math) curriculums through high schools, college and then STEM careers. The camp provides educational and fun workshops in the STEM subjects taught by women with STEM careers. College STEM students, acting as counselors and mentors, are assigned to teams of girls. We started in 2010, with one 2-day (one night in college dorms) camp for 40 girls. We doubled in 2011. Plans for 2012 will increase each of the two camps to 3 days with 2 nights in the dorms.


Contact:
Gloria Prahl
Phone: 435-674-2824
Email: gmp@infowest.com


 

 


Tiny Tim's Foundation for Kids

There are 500 million children around the world who have never had a toy; those children most likely never will have a toy. Tiny Tim's Foundation for Kids believes that those 500 million children deserve a reason to smile. That is why Tiny Tim's Foundation for Kids builds and delivers 36,000 toys every year to needy children around the globe. These toys have been delivered to many countries including; Iraq, Afghanistan, Ghana, Thailand, Korea, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, the Dominican Republic and needy children inside the United States. They are also sent to hospitals where patients can play with and keep them; including Primary Children's and Shriner's hospitals. Wherever they have been sent, the same story returns. They bring smiles to the children's faces and cultural, linguistic, and social barriers fade away.


Contact:
Alton Thacker
Phone: 801-815-4602
Or
Emilee Johnson
801-520-0921


 

 
American Cancer Society

The DetermiNation program is the American Cancer Society's nation of athletes determined to end cancer. This powerful and inspiring movement saves lives by enabling athletes to dedicate their training and participation in marathons, triathlons, cycling races, and other endurance events to a lifesaving effort to fight a disease that has already taken too many lives. Over the years, thousands of athletes have had an experience of a lifetime while raising millions for the fight against all types of cancer. With every step taken and every mile conquered, these determined athletes are helping create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.


Go here to register and begin raising money to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays!

Contact:
Cidne Christensen
Community Relationship Manager
American Cancer Society, Great West Division
941 East 3300 South
SLC, UT 84106
801-493-4717
Email: cidne.christensen@cancer.org
Website: determination.acsevents.org/stgeorge2011