Philadelphia: Charities

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The Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Help the Cancer Center at CHOP fight childhood cancer!

 

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The Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is ranked number one in the nation, according to Parents magazine’s 2013 report of 10 Best Children’s Hospitals and U.S.News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital survey for 2012-13.  The Cancer Center at CHOP provides the best, most compassionate care available.  CHOP treats more than 500 new patients and more than 4,000 previously treated patients each year.  Some of the world’s most renowned pediatric oncologists head the Cancer Center, and they have expertise in every area of childhood cancer.  The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia houses the nation’s first pediatric survivorship program, which monitors late effects and promotes health after cancer.

Please consider becoming a CHOP Champion by raising funds on behalf of The Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital. Your participation can make a difference for kids who have been touched by cancer. Simply sign-up and create a personalized fundraising page. Customize your page with pictures and your personal story. Email friends and family asking them to support you by making a donation to your page. Click here to get started. Your fundraising efforts could result in some fantastic prizes!

To learn more about The Cancer Center, or to make a donation using another method, contact:  Kevin McMahon at 215-426-6517 or  mcmahonkm@email.chop.edu.

Your support is invaluable to our mission!

 

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)

Team Challenge is one of the premier endurance training programs in the country. As a Team, we will challenge ourselves, change lives and fundraise for cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – two painful, debilitating, and seldom-discussed digestive diseases. Check out our video here

Never Done A Triathlon Before?

No worries! Both novice and expert athletes can complete this sprint or intermediate triathlon course – we have a 100% race day success rate! A triathlon consists of swimming, biking, and running, consecutively, in that order. For first-timers, sprints are very doable and for experienced athletes, it’s a chance to challenge yourself with the intermediate distance!

How Does Team Challenge Triathlon Work?

  • We help you get ready for race day through training by professional coaches over 16 weeks at a venue near you. You will be coached to perform at your best for all sections of the event, including open water swim coaching.
  • A series of clinics on open water swimming, bike safety, T1 and T2 transitions, nutrition, hydration, and injury prevention will prepare participants for all legs of this event.
  • While training, you’ll also be raising funds to support research, education, and support programs for the 1.4 million Americans with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two painful digestive diseases. You’ll receive all the tools and help you need – you’ll even get your own personal fundraising web page to help reach your goals.
  • You’ll make new friends and great memories as you train and race with your team. Not only will you test your limits, but you’ll also give countless patients hope for a life without Crohn’s or colitis.

Join Us in Philly!  To Get Started With This Great New Program, Call 866-931-2611!

 

TEAM IN TRAINING

We are thrilled that Team in Training has chosen to enter “Teams” from around the country in the 2014 TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon. For more information and to find a “Team” near you, click here.

Team in Training (TNT) is the world’s largest endurance sports training program. We provide you with the coaching, training and even the travel opportunities to make your athletic goals a reality. It’s an unbeatable offer with great personal rewards.

What’s the deal? In exchange for training and support, you raise money toward cures for leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma – deadly blood cancers.

Coaching Staff

Todd Wiley- Head Team In Training Coach has trained more than 600 local Team In Training participants in the last six years. His experience as a professional athlete has gained him many accolades at running and triathlon events including Ironman competitions. Todd is personally rewarded by helping first time triathletes complete a life goal. Train with the TEAM and complete your first triathlon or improve your current triathlon experience with a worthy cause!

To learn more about Team In Training Call 800-482-TEAM (8326) or visit www.teamintraining.org, or contact local representative Andrea Griffith at andrea.griffith@lls.org, or 610-238-0360 x262.

 

CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION

 

 

It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.

For more information, call 858-866-0959, email caf@challengedathletes.org or visit. http://www.challengedathletes.org

 
 

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