These are challenging and uncertain times, but one thing we know for sure, is that our ability to help others and make a difference in our community remains. If you have already registered for the 2020 Madison Marathon presented by SSM Health we hope that participants will consider generously donating their race entry to one of Madison Marathon presented by SSM Health’s official event charities, myTEAM TRIUMPH and Affordable Dental Care. 100% of your registration fee will be donated to the charity of your choosing and can be used as a tax write-off. Although we cannot race together in person this year, we can still work together to make a difference in our community. To donate your entry fee to one of our charities please click here.
What is myTEAMTRIUMPH?
MyTEAMTRIUMPH exists to provide the support for people with diverse abilities to come together in training, racing and social events with the aim to address social isolation through a teamwork approach of endurance athletics. One of the biggest challenges people with disabilities face is social isolation. Being able to connect with others who are positive and life giving is essential for their wellbeing. myTEAMTRIUMPH provides a teamwork approach where people of diverse abilities come tougher, cross the finish line and build relationships that go beyond the race. The result is a more inclusive community.
Your donationto mTT can directly support the Chair Rental Program:
A race chair brings freedom of the outdoors to people with disabilities and enhances physical and mental health. With your help, we will provide people with disabilities complimentary use of our adaptive wheel chairs so they can get outdoors and connect with others during this time. We will offer this opportunity to family members in the same home and then eventually to friends and family outside of the home. Every $50 donation provides a chair for a Captain for one month!
What is Affordable Dental Care?
Affordable Dental Care, Inc., is an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit dental clinic based in Madison, WI providing affordable and grant dental care. Their mission is to restore hope, health, and opportunity through quality dentistry to the uninsured, at-risk population in a nonprofit, partner-powered model that treats any individual who has put off dental care due to financial, physical, or educational hardship. They do not accept insurance and do not compete with private practice dentistry or government community healthcare, rather exist to fill the gap of patients who fall into neither of those categories.
If you are interested in still running a race, there is an option being organized by Affordable Dental Care that we encourage you to explore. Although the Madison Marathon presented by SSM Health supports our charity partners and their efforts, this virtual event is not part of, sponsored, or affiliated with the Madison Marathon presented by SSM Health. Each year, Affordable Dental Care organizes a team of runners to participate in the Madison Marathon presented by SSM Health while also raising awareness and funds for their mission. This year, despite the cancellation of the Madison Marathon presented by SSM Health, their team’s runners will still be running “Miles for Smiles” on November 8th, in fun ADC jersey gear, wherever they are! If you want to join the team and run “together apart” on race day, learn more here: http://www.affordablesmiles.org/adc-runners.html