List of health-related charity fundraisers
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This list of health related charity fundraisers includes events designed to raise funds to fight disease and improve health.
|Aids/Lifecycle||Raise funds for San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Jeffery Goodman Clinic of Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center to support those who do not have health insurance||1994 as California Aids Ride - changed to Aids/Lifecycle in 2002||San Francisco to Los Angeles - 545 miles - 1 week.||$3,000 per person to participate|
|Vegas In 24||Raises funds for low-income, uninsured and underinsured women in need of breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment||April 2016||Los Angeles to Las Vegas - 365 Miles - 1 Day||None|
|London to Brighton Bike Ride||Fundraising for British Heart Foundation||1980 (for BHF)||London||None|
|Pelotonia||Cancer Research at James Cancer Hospital||2008||Columbus and central Ohio||$1200|
|Illini 4000 for Cancer||Fundraiser for cancer research and patient support services||2006||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign||$3500|
|Ride for Heart||Heart and stroke research||1987||Toronto||None|
|Ride for the Cure||Curing breast cancer||2006
|Paepcke Park, Aspen, Colorado
Ann Arbor, Michigan
|Sydney Body Art Ride||funding children's cancer research||?||Sydney, Australia||all participants donate $2|
|Volvo Best Buddies Challenge||enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities||?||Boston and Northern California, United States||?|
|Ride For A Cause||AIDS and breast cancer||2006||International: Galway, Ireland; Marche Italy; Catalonia, Spain; other locations.||Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 with 100% going to the charities.|
|Norwood Challenge International Bike Ride||Helping mentally and physically disabled people, underprivileged children and their families||1992||International: Israel, Rajasthan India, Cape Town South Africa, Cambodia-Vietnam, Trans-America, Cuba, others||Participants are required to pay an entry fee of £450 and then raise a minimum of £2500 for the Israel bike ride or £2750 for the others|
|Colomba Chemo Classic||Charity bike ride in aid of Cancer Research UK||2009||Richmond, North Yorkshire||£15 entry fee|
|ALS TDI Tri-State Trek||The ride to End ALS||6/27-6/29 2014||Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT||$185 Reg / $1800 Fundraising|
|London Bikeathon||Charity bike ride dedicated to blood cancer research||1997||London, England||£25 for 26 mile route, £50 for 100 mile route|
|Closer to Free||Ride to raise money for cancer research at Yale New Haven Hospital||?||New Haven, CT||$100 Child, $200 Adult|
|Climb to Fight Breast Cancer||Support breast cancer research and to increase awareness for the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer.||1997||12 mountains: Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Iztaccihuatl, Pico de Orizaba, Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, Mount Shasta, Mount St. Helens, and Everest Base Camp.||$200 or $500 registration fee depending on peak climbed. Minimum fund raising amount $3,000|
Note that all runs allow jogging and walking.
|Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk For Women||to raise awareness and fund women's cancers research, counseling and outreach programs||1993||Los Angeles, California and New York, New York||$25 registration fee|
|Father's Day Run/Walk||Support research to fight prostate cancer||?||Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Toronto||None|
|Miles for Men (men only)||Raise funds for cancer charities||2012||United Kingdom||None|
|Race for Life (women only)||cancer research||?||United Kingdom||?|
|Race for the Cure||curing breast cancer||1983||125 locations across the United States and three international races||some locations charge entry fees|
|Run for Moore (men only)||fight bowel cancer||?||United Kingdom||?|
|Run for the Cure||Support research to fight breast cancer||1992||53 communities across Canada (2007)||None|
|Roparun||helping people with Cancer||1992||Between Paris and Rotterdam||?|
|Team in Training||Leukemia & Lymphoma Society||?||?||?|
|Train to End Stroke||ending strokes||?||?||minimums vary by location|
|World AIDS Marathon ||helping people with AIDS||2004||2004: Kenya; 2005: Gainesville, Florida; 2006: multiple locations||entry fee|
|AIDS Walk||fight AIDS||1987||75+ locations across the United States||no minimum; "Star Walkers" are participants who pledge to raise $1,000+|
|Avon Walk for Breast Cancer||Curing breast cancer||2003||9 cities: Houston, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Rocky Mountains, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Charlotte||participants are required to raise a minimum of $1,800|
|Be The Match Walk+Run ||Raising funds to help patients with blood cancers||Unknown||13 cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbus, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Long Beach, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Richmond, San Jose, St. Louis, and Tampa||Entry fees apply (varies by age and day of registration)|
|Glam-A-THON ||Curing breast cancer||2003||1 city: Ft. Lauderdale||Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye |
|Shine||Shine is a night-time walking marathon which uses light as a symbol of hope and progress in the fight against cancer.||2010||Glasgow, Manchester and London (2011)||Entry fee|
|Light The Night Walk||cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma||?||?||?|
|MDA Muscle Walk||awareness, support and research for curing muscular dystrophy||2010||multiple locations across the United States||No minimum, though donations are recommended.|
|March for Babies (formerly WalkAmerica)||prevent premature births||1970||1,100 the United States||no minimum|
|Memory Walk ||awareness, support and research for curing Alzheimer's disease||Memory Walk is an event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.||no minimum to participate|
|MS Challenge Walk||curing multiple sclerosis||2002||multiple locations across the United States||participants are required to raise a minimum of $1,500|
|National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk||raise funds to fight kidney disease nationwide||2008||multiple locations across the United States||no minimum|
|Relay For Life||raise awareness and funds for cancer||1986||4,800+ locations across the United States||no minimum; there is a $10 registration fee|
|Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes||Fund diabetes research||1990||200+ locations across the United States||no minimum|
|Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure||raise awareness and funds for breast cancer||2003||14 locations across the United States (2008)||walk participants are required to raise $2,200; crew members register for $90; volunteers participate free|
|Weekend to End Breast Cancer||Curing Breast Cancer||2003||Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg||participants are required to raise a minimum of $2,000|
|Walk For A Cause||Fighting AIDS and Breast Cancer||2006||International: Galway, Ireland; Marche Italy; Catalonia, Spain; other locations.||Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 with 100% going to the charities.|
|Walk For Wishes||Bringing wishes to kids with life-threatening illnesses.||2000s||multiple locations across the United States.||ADULTS: $15. KIDS: $10. WISHKIDS and VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS: Free |
Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100.
|Walk For PKD||Raise awareness and funds for polycystic kidney disease||2001||50+ locations across the US, starting in September||no minimum, no registration fee|
|National Psoriasis Walk for Awareness||generate awareness about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis||2007||8 locations across the United States and a "Virtual Walk"||participants are asked to raise $100; there is a $25 registration fee|
|Walk to End MS||raise awareness, generate funds for the national research program and find a cure for multiple sclerosis||1991||24 locations in British Columbia & the Yukon, 12 locations in Alberta, 16 locations in Saskatchewan, 10 locations in Manitoba, 58 locations in Ontario, 22 locations in Quebec, 13 locations in Atlantic Canada||?|
|Team in Training||Leukemia & Lymphoma Society||?||?||?|
|The Kidney Foundation of Canada's Give the Gift of Life Walk||Generate awareness about, and raise funds for, kidney disease and organ and tissue donation||2006||Grassroots initiative with over 30 walk locations across Ontario during the month of September||No minimum fee|
|Chance for Life||Pediatric Cancer Research||2004||Washington D.C.||Spectator $125|
|ZUMBATHON||various: (breast cancer, earthquake relief, Croh's and colitis)||2010||various US cities||typically $10–$20|
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- "Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes". stepout.diabetes.org. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
- "Walk for Wishes". Make a Wish America.
- "Polycystic kidney disease | PKD Foundation". PKD Foundation. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
- "2013 Walk to Cure Psoriasis - National Psoriasis Foundation | Walk to Cure Psoriasis". walk.psoriasis.org. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
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