Causes

The San Diego Half Marathon is a non-profit 501c3 with 100% of our net proceeds committed to local community service projects and charities. We proud to partner with the following amazing organizations. In addition to running for a particular cause or volunteering, you are able to donate directly to each charity during the registration process. We hope you will join us in supporting these worthy causes!

Individual Fundraising Pages Now Available!

Support your favorite cause below by raising funds with your very own fundraising page! Simply complete the form below, and our technology partner, Mogiv, will create a fundraising page for you. Now, your friends and family can give directly to your designated charity partner through the San Diego Half Marathon.

Cause Partners

ALS Association, Greater San Diego Chapter

The ALS Association (ALSA) is the only national not-for-profit voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (often called Lou Gehrig’s disease). The mission of The ALS Association is to find a cure for and improve living with ALS.

 

Huntington’s Disease Society Of America

Huntington’s disease is a genetically caused brain disorder that systematically robs people of their ability to walk, talk, eat, and think. Eventually, people with Huntington’s become totally dependent upon others. There is no effective treatment or cure. We offer hope. Our award-winning chapter supports affected individuals and their families, raises public awareness, and funds research towards a cure. On this website you can learn about our challenges and goals, including the stories of people’s brave struggles against the disease and dedicated researchers’ quest for scientific advances.

We invite you to join the many caring companies, individual donors, and volunteers who have made a difference in people’s lives. With your help we can end Huntington’s forever.

 

Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego

We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

 

National Foundation for Autism Research

Every twenty minutes, a child is diagnosed with autism in America. The National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) understands the impact of autism on children, families and their communities, dedicating its efforts to the development of innovative treatments, social and educational programs and much-needed services that improve the quality of life for children with autism right here in San Diego. From early diagnosis and materials for hundreds of local classrooms to adult transition options, NFAR is helping make a difference for thousands of San Diego children.

 

San Diego Police Officers Association Widows & Orphans Fund

The Widows & Orphans Fund provides monetary support to a fallen member’s beneficiaries and also provides assistance to members themselves in the case that they are faced with the loss of a spouse or child. In just these past two years, six San Diego Police Officers, their spouses, or children have been victims of a tragic death; including the recent line-of-duty deaths of Officer Jeremy Henwood and Officer Chris Wilson who were serving to keep our communities safe. Their dependents need our help.

 

Team Red, White & Blue

Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) assists in combat veteran re-integration through physical fitness and personal connectivity. They build strong, enduring communities of citizens and veterans that participate in fitness and social activities. Within those communities, they also provide 1-on-1 advocate programs for wounded veterans.

 

Toys For Joy

Toys for Joy seeks to impact the lives of area children through providing a toy and food for their family during the Christmas Holiday Season. Over the past 15 years, Toys for Joy has served over 35,000 children and their families. The event is organized by the Rock Church in partnership with schools, businesses, community organizations and other local churches.

The Skinny Gene Project

79 million people have prediabetes and most don’t even know it. If not stopped , they will soon develop full-blown diabetes . We are committed to educating those at-risk and empowering them to make positive lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Sienna’s PlayGarden 

Sienna’s PlayGarden is a local playground renovation project born out of immense love for Sienna Marie Palkovic who passed away unexpectedly in 2012. With their daughter as their inspiration, the Palkovic Family is spearheading the effort to revitalize Sienna’s favorite neighborhood playground, Rolling Hills Park.  Initially built in the ’70s, it is in dire need of upgrades.  Share in the transformation into a beautified gathering place that promotes togetherness, outdoor play, and well-being!

Mama’s Kitchen 

At Mama’s Kitchen we believe that every person is entitled to the basic necessity of life — nutritious food. As a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization, we prepare and deliver food to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS or cancer