Be on my team to raise $100,000.00 for
charity this year!
Please put "Shannon's Run" when
sending in donations to my charities, so that we can keep track on
reaching my goal for this year! Thank you for your support.
will be running the 2006 Badwater 135 mile Ultra Marathon for 4
different charities, and I hope you'll find an interest in one, if not
all 4 and can support me during my 135 mile run in the 120-130 degree
temperatures, as we raise money and bring awareness to these wonderful
causes. Thank you for your interest, support and time. Any
amount is greatly appreciated. I'm always in search of running for
a different cause, if you'd like me to run for your special charity,
please contact me.
The Challenged Athletes Foundation is the official charity of the
Badwater 135 mile race.. The Challenged Athletes Foundation
was created on the belief that people of all abilities should have the
opportunity to pursue a life full of physical activity and of sports. Be
they recreational or in pursuit of a gold medal at the Paralympic Games,
people with a physical disability are limited only by their access to
funding. Since 1994, CAF has raised more than $8 million – allowing the
Foundation to satisfy thousands of funding requests from challenged
athletes in all 50 states and 10 countries. Eighty-nine cents of
every dollar raised by CAF provides funding and programs that get
challenged athletes into the game. Whether it’s a $2,000 handcycle,
helping underwrite a $15,000 running prosthetic or arranging
enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a
similar injury, CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to
live active, competitive lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the
sports they love.
you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, payable to Challenged
Athletes Foundation, and mail it directly to: Challenged Athletes
Foundation, 11199 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite #C, San Diego, CA 92121
Love Our Children
I felt that
I needed to help in some way. As I was searching for a charity to
support these victims, I found Love Our Children USA. Love Our
Children USA is the leading national nonprofit that honors, respects,
and protects children. Our mission is to break the cycle of
violence against children. We work to eliminate behaviors that
keep children from reaching their potential. We redefine parenting by
promoting prevention strategies and positive changes in parenting and
family attitudes and behaviors through public education. Love Our
Children USA works to empower and support children, teens, parents and
families through information, resources, advocacy, and online youth
mentoring. Our goal is to protect children and strengthen families --
our message is positive ... one of prevention and hope.
year over 3 million children are reported as victims of
violence. The actual number is 3 times greater. And
each year almost 1.8 million children are abducted.
We want to think of our children being safe, protected and loved. It's
up to every one of us to make that happen! That's why Love Our Children
USA plays such an important role in the lives of America's children.
of the most effective ways to deal with the problem of violence against
children is through education. Love Our Children USA's education and
communications programs are designed to help parents and children better
understand the forms and effects of violence ... and the benefits of
living in a loving and nurturing environment.
way we treat children today will affect them tomorrow and -- the rest of
their lives. You can be the difference and help protect America's
children and strengthen America's families by supporting Love Our
If you would like to make a
tax-deductible donation, payable to:
Children USA, 220 East 57th Street 9th Floor Suite G, New York , NY
Camp Ronald Mc Donald For Good Times
I run all my races for several different charities. I'm always
looking for more, because there are so many people who I feel I can make their lives
a happier place through my running. I have a special connection
with Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, for so many reasons.
Many years ago when I was an actress, I worked on the show "Highway to
Heaven" and I played a camp counselor...the kids at the camp were
children living with cancer, and they were not acting. I saw myself with
an eating disorder disease and saw these most courageous kids who also
had a disease. I felt at the time, if I could find an inner strength, I
could possibly take control of my eating disorder and overcome this, and
also knew that this couldn't be possible with a disease such as cancer.
They have been my support in getting me through when my times are tough.
I understood they couldn't have the same power
as I did which allowed me to conquer my battles with food, and this is why
I want to do any, and everything I can do to make
their moment, their day, their life, a better place! I am so
fortunate to not only raise money, bring awareness to their cause, but
most gratifying is when I am holding them at the Children's Hospital or
the Ronald McDonald house, and their words to me is what I hear at that
moment, the times when I'm hurting in a race, and most important, right
now! How could I not help others, when I have so much to be
thankful for? The bottom line is...I feel so lucky, not that I can
run 100 miles, but that I can walk one!
If you would like to make a
tax-deductible donation, payable to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times,
and mail it directly to: Camp Ronald McDonald for Good
Times, 1954 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif.
The Chase Foundation
I have so many special
charities that I am involved with and I know in my life I will cross
paths with many more to run for. I will be running my 100 mile
solo run on August 27th, 2005 for The Chase Foundation. For
years, I've been wanting so badly to get involved with the Chase
Foundation, and I knew in my heart that I would find a race and match it
with this cause. There is a personal story behind the Chase
Foundation and when I have neighbors, people, families in my life, who
have had sadness in their life, and to turn something tragic into such a
beautiful place for others, then how could I not want to support special
people who do special things in life. My 100 mile solo run is the
perfect time to get involved with the Chase Foundation since my run will
be in my neighborhood mountains and this special family, are my
neighbors and friends.
Foundation is dedicated to the support of Chase Place, a specially
designed space where hospitalized children participate in the Child
Life Play and Art Therapy program in an atmosphere of love and
respect. With the guidance of a child life specialist and an
artist-in-residence, gravely ill children and their families are
helped to cope with their fears and to gain personal control in an
otherwise threatening environment through therapeutic play and the
magic of creative exploration. In addition, Chase Place on Wheels
brings art and play therapy to bedridden children who are immobilized
or too sick to join in group activities.
Foundation provides interior design, furniture, furnishings and
supplies needed to operate an ongoing Child Life Program. In
addition, The Chase Foundation provides the staff required to operate
the program. Studies have clearly demonstrated that well planned
support programs dramatically influence medical outcomes. The Child
Life Program addresses the emotional, social and developmental needs
of hospitalized children. Therapeutic play and activities are
provided for children individually and in small groups to help them
understand medically related treatments and procedures. The Arts
Program is offered to children and their families, providing
opportunities for creativity and adventures in self-expression.
Workshops introduce techniques such as drawing, painting, ceramics,
video and computer art, poetry writing and improvisational theatre.
can be sent to : The Chase Foundation, 23920 Linden Terrace,
Calabasas, CA 91302. Any inquiries: 818-222-7507.