Charity

Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin

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Please consider helping the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon and the Badgerland Striders in making a difference to girls in grades 3-8 by supporting this worthy cause.  We have been proud supporters of GOTR for the past 8 years through financial donations, equipment use, volunteers and awareness partnerships.  100% of funds donated will be presented on YOUR behalf (yes, we will provide names-but not contact information) to this group, whose mission is to build self-awareness and confidence throught the sport of running to young women.  Girls on the Run in turn will use these funds to offer scholarships based on financial ablity into their after-school programs and/or to purchase running shoes for those who cannot afford them.  Check out their website: https://www.girlsontherunsoutheasternwi.org for more information and to get involved.  Donations will be collected on the registration site.  Thank you for the consideration.



The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness.

Founded in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society has been saving the lives of animals in need for more than 140 years. WHS is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates animal shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door and Brown Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. WHS annually serves 40,000 animals. We receive no general government funding and we are not part of any national umbrella organization. As the largest shelter in the state of Wisconsin, WHS offers the following specialized services:

  • A comprehensive adoption program that matches 13,000 homeless animals with new families; there are no time or space limits for any animals in our adoption program.
  • Affordable spay/neuter services open to the public at the WHS Spay/Neuter Clinic in West Allis.
  • A pet food bank to assist families with pets through tough financial times.
  • Youth programs for children and adults designed to teach compassion, respect, and care for animals.
  • Outreach programming to serve families with pets in underserved areas.
  • A foster program for animals in domestic violence situations.
  • Dog training classes for dogs and puppies.
  • A Wildlife Rehabilitation Center that provides rescue, rehabilitation, and release for 5,000 wild animals annually, at our Milwaukee Campus.

Please view our website: www.wihumane.org for more information and other ways you can help us help animals.



The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. The Foundation is a beacon for those affected by these blinding diseases.

The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon asks you to please consider learning more about this mission, encourage the runners supporting the cause and donating valuable resources…including your time!

Check this out:  Foundation Fighting Blindness website