RUN FOR A CAUSE
San Diego Beach & Bay Half Marathon is proud to support the following Official Charities. Please consider making an additional donation to these great causes. If you are interested in becoming an official charity, please contact email@example.com
Honor Flight San Diego (HFSD) is a non-profit branch of the nationwide Honor Flight Network which consists of over 130 independent “hubs” across America. HFSD escorts veterans to Washington D.C. to see their memorials using monies donated by individuals, foundations, associations, business owners and corporations who wish to recognize their contributions and thank them for their service and sacrifice to the United States and its citizens.
Top priority for our trips is given to the most senior veterans, currently World War II survivors, and to veterans who are terminally ill.
The FREE HUGS PROJECT provides peace activism through motivational speaking at high schools, colleges and for businesses. Ken E. Nwadike Jr., founder of the Free Hugs Project, is a peace activist, inspirational speaker and video journalist popularly known as the Free Hugs Guy.
“While viewing the devastation of the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon, I was determined to be a participant in the next race. I failed to qualify by just 23 seconds, so I decided to attend the event in a different way. I provided free hugs to runners as encouragement along the route. This simple act made national news headlines and lifted runners spirits. Hugs produced smiles and gave runners an extra boost as they ran.”
International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), formerly known as California Bipolar Foundation, was founded in June 2007 in San Diego, California by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder. Well aware of the trauma that bipolar disorder causes for consumers and their families, these parents felt compelled to do something constructive to help.
The mission of International Bipolar Foundation is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education.
The Soldiers Project provides free, confidential, and unlimited mental health services to Post 9/11 Veterans, active duty service members and their loved ones regardless of discharge status, branch of service or deployment. The organization was launched in 2004 by Dr. Judith Broder in Los Angeles, California and has since grown into a national nonprofit, serving the military community in seven states across the country.
The Soldiers Project has a volunteer network of over 500 licensed mental health professionals and has recently launched a clinical internship program to continue providing services in areas they are most needed. All donations raised via this event will go directly to supporting Veterans and military families in the San Diego area.
Wild Willow Farm & Education Center is a six-acre working farm located in the southwest corner of the United States, less than three miles from the Pacific Ocean and two-thirds mile north of the Mexican Border.
Wild Willow Farm is now in its fourth year of developing a farm and growing food while educating local citizenry about sustainable farming, permaculture and how to live sustainably in our region. The farm continues to evolve rapidly both on and off the ground. We grow food, educate and train, promote community, help people, produce, encourage and participate, promote and support.