Rally Foundation is a US 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with the headquarters in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Through volunteers across the country, the foundation raises awareness and funds specifically for childhood cancer research to find better treatments and to find a cure for childhood cancer research. The biggest fundraiser is the Rally for Ryder at Dodgen Middle School (AKA The School of Excellence).
Rally Foundation is recognized with the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. This seal is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.
In its first three years, Rally Foundation has provided more than $1 million in childhood cancer research grants, second year research awards for young investigators, research nurses and fellowships supporting thirty-nine projects in twenty-two hospitals nationwide. For every dollar Rally receives, ninety-three cents goes to support Rally’s mission according to our audited financials. Rally Foundation supports all phases of childhood cancer research from science at the bench (very early research) to Phase I, II, and III clinical trials including targeted therapy, DNA studies and survivorship studies.
- Brian McCann (baseball) and wife Ashley (Atlanta Braves)
- Corey Peters (Atlanta Falcons)
- Curtis Lofton (Atlanta Falcons)
- Todd Weiner (Atlanta Falcons)
- Tom Glavine (Former Atlanta Braves Player)