Charities

Make your race more meaningful by running for one of our preferred charities and/or joining their training team. Make a difference while you reach your goal. Join today!

Interested in learning how your charity can get involved? Contact Ryan Conrad to learn more!

2014 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Charities Video

Premier Charity

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One in the Fight Against Cancer

We’re back for 2017!  LIVESTRONG has partnered with the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon for the last five years and has raised more than $500,000 for the fight against cancer.  Our free programs and services have allowed more than 32.5 million people get the free help they need to face the challenges of cancer head-on, and to live life on their own terms.  Join LIVESTRONG President and team captain Greg Lee as we push ourselves further to ensure that everyone who needs help can get it, free of charge.  At LIVESTRONG, we fight to improve the lives of those affected by cancer now, and along every step of their cancer journey.  By joining Team LIVESTRONG, you are joining a family of supporters that strives every day to provide the physical, emotional, financial, and emotional resources that are so crucial to the fight.   

By joining Team LIVESTRONG, you will be directly helping those facing cancer get the support they need to fight today and into the future. 

Join our family in this fight here.

Your Team LIVESTRONG fundraising includes:

  • Guaranteed Race Registration
  • Team LIVESTRONG hat
  • Team LIVESTRONG technical shirt
  • A Team LIVESTRONG Duffle Bag
  • A special VIP Gift Package from LIVESTRONG President and team captain
  • A personalized fundraising website
  • Fundraising tools
  • One-on-one support from LIVESTRONG staff
  • Access to Exclusive VIP Team Dinner during event weekend

Contact teamlivestrong@livestrong.org or to learn more!

 

 

Official Charities

 

Operation Smileweb Operation Smile mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children’s smiles and transform lives across the globe. Founded in 1982, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children’s medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile volunteers have treated more than 160,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities and the organization has a presence in over 60 countries. In addition to contributing free medical treatment, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its partner countries and donates crucial equipment to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency. For more information visit www.operationsmile.org

 

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The smile you may see on a child’s face as they ride down the street with the wind on their face. A memory that so many of us have. There are so many children who have never had that memory, but Preston’s March For Energy is trying to make that dream come true for more parents and their children. Since their Incorporation of Preston’s March For Energy in October 2011, they have been able to present 170 specially adapted bikes to children with all abilities, with each bike specially designed to accommodate the specific needs of each child. Although they have provided 170 bikes so far, there are so many children out there who are still waiting for that one magical moment – right now there are over 96 kiddos on their waiting list all over the country! Last year J&A Racing presented 10 bikes to 10 very special children from the Hampton Roads area during the Shamrock weekend. The smiles that a child has when they hop on their very own bike is absolutely priceless! Check out our webpage at www.prestonsmarch.org or like us on Facebook! 

 

 

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Communities In Schools

The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is helping build a stronger local community where every child is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential.

An affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, CIS of Hampton Roads serves 6,800+ students who have some of the greatest needs but the fewest resources in selected Hampton Roads schools. Through school-based Site Coordinators, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to the relationships and resources they need to be successful in school and beyond. Through early interventions and enrichment opportunities, we work with the community inside schools to help students succeed. To learn more, please visit: www.cisofhamptonroads.org

 Access-Logo-blue-300x127 Access College Foundation is an award-winning, nationally recognized not-for-profit that provides students, who otherwise may not have the opportunity, with the path to attend and complete college. We offer a full range of college access services free of charge to all public school students and parents in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, and Northampton County, Virginia; and support services to college students on 13 Virginia campuses. Our service continuum gives students from grade 7 through college graduation the knowledge, encouragement, and financial resources necessary to achieve their college dreams.

Support Access and help change lives, families and communities- because College Changes EVERYTHING! Visit www.accesscollege.org.