August 24, 2019
 
Falmouth Road Race Nets $2.9M for 86 Massachusetts Nonprofits

September 23, 2014 — More than 1,600 runners raised a record setting $2,977,779 for 86 Massachusetts nonprofits during the 43rd annual running of the Falmouth Road Race last month, surpassing last year’s total by more than $300,000, race officials announced today.

A total of 1,640 of the 11,103 runners who completed the New Balance Falmouth Road Race, as it is officially known, ran for nonprofits on Aug. 15, or 17% more than the 1,407 runners who raised funds for nonprofits last year. The race covered seven miles, starting at the Woods Hole Community Center and ending at Falmouth Heights Beach.

The Falmouth Road Race introduced the nonprofit fundraising component in the mid-1990s, and has included every year since then.

“We tightened up the process this year, which helped us raise more” explained Race Relations Manager Jennifer Edwards, who noted that for many nonprofits the road race is their largest annual fundraising event.

Helping to boost this year’s fundraising results, she said, were an organization meeting held in April for all participating nonprofit groups, continuous communication with each group leading up to the race, and a newly introduced incentive program that awarded bracelets, beach towels, and a Falmouth Road Race buoy, depending on amounts raised.

Edwards said working closely with FirstGiving, the race’s official fundraising sponsor, which tracks donations, helped ensure that all nonprofit participants keep their fundraising efforts on track.

The Road Race organization charged nonprofits $150 for each runner’s bib they would use. Those organizations then used different approaches to raise funds, with some asking each runner to raise a minimum of $750. Edwards said that, typically, each runner raised more than $1,000.

Of the 12 Falmouth-based nonprofit groups fielding runners, Compassionate Care ALS raised the most with $412,755, while, overall, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston raised the most funds, bringing in $640,236.

The deadline to apply to run in the 2015 race is Oct. 31.

Following are funds raised from 86 of the 87 nonprofits that fielded runners. Additional donations are expected through the fall. Bold faced names denote Falmouth nonprofits.
  • Accelerated Cure Project for MS – $8,405
  • Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter – $38,532
  • American Liver Foundation – $14,670
  • Animal Rescue League of Boston – $23,446
  • Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation – $5,098
  • Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts – $17,647
  • Beat NB Cancer Foundation – $170,000
  • Be Like Brit – $10,052
  • Boston Children's Hospital – $133,016
  • Boston Ronald McDonald House – $140,408
  • Brain Injury Association of MA – $6,500
  • Bridgewater State University Parents Association – $5,320
  • Braintree Fund for Education, Inc. – $4,550
  • Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity – $3,000
  • Cancer Support Community--‐MA South Shore – $36,000
  • Cape Abilities – $12,261
  • Cape and Islands Suicide Coalition/Cape Cod Foundation – $16,798
  • Cape Cod Center for Women – $16,783
  • Cape Cod Children's Museum – $3,005
  • Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts, Inc. – $5,895
  • Children's Cove – $3,710
  • Children's School of Science – $2,500
  • CJ's Fund Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium – $23,000
  • Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech – $2,965
  • Cold Noses Foundation, Inc. – $3,545
  • Compassionate Care ALS – $412,755
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – $60,000
  • Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation – $6,655
  • Dana‐Farber Cancer Institute – $640,236
  • Dream Day on Cape Cod – $9,675
  • Easter Seals Massachusetts – $11,405
  • Expect Miracles Foundation – $6,056
  • Falmouth Housing Trust, Inc. – $5,373
  • Falmouth Military Support Group – $7,660
  • Falmouth Service Center – $2,905
  • Foundation for Faces of Children – $10,399
  • Genesis Club – $39,681
  • Gosnold on Cape Cod – $28,000
  • Gronk's Team‐Gronk Nation Foundation for Children – $9,046
  • Heroes In Transition – $11,134
  • Hope Health – $4,793
  • Independence House – $15,168
  • JDRF New England-Bay State – $18,065
  • Joe Andruzzi Foundation – $108,762
  • Joslin Diabetes Center – $29,000
  • Junior Achievement of Northern New England, Inc. – $10,230
  • Kristen M Ettensohn Scholarship Fund – $17,706
  • Latham Centers – $26,812
  • Lupus Foundation New England – $9,781
  • Lymphoma Research Foundation – $24,287
  • Make-A‐Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island – $11,400
  • March of Dimes – $6,000
  • Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress – $45,042
  • Matthew Houlihan Foundation – $45,000
  • MAY Institute – $11,500
  • National Kidney Foundation – $11,063
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society – $30,144
  • Neurofibromatosis, Inc., Northeast – $16,218
  • New England Organ Bank – $40,000
  • Next Step – $34,558
  • One Mission, Inc – $8,065
  • Oyster Pond Environmental Trust – $3,560
  • Rawkstars, Inc. – $23,898
  • Recovery Without Walls – $22,500
  • Shawn Thornton Foundation – $38,046
  • Spaulding of Cape Cod – $37,850
  • Spina Bifida Association of Greater NE – $33,500
  • Technology For Autism Now, Inc – $11,521
  • Tedy's Team – $45,000
  • The 300 Committee Land Trust, Inc – $7,581
  • The Arthritis Foundation, New England Region – $31,336
  • The Cam Neely Foundation – $11,453
  • The Decibels Foundation – $8,040
  • The Friends of the Lurie Center, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children – $38,952
  • The Genesis Foundation for Children – $13,000
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – $38,303
  • The New England Center for Children – $12,652
  • The Progeria Research Foundation – $9,026
  • The Thomas E. Smith Foundation – $12,249
  • Title IX Girls Running Club – $13,300
  • Upper Cape Spartans – $4,225
  • Walker School – $5,305
  • We Beat Cancer – $53,008
  • West Falmouth Library – $4,915
  • Why Me & Sherry's House – $4,322
  • Williams Syndrome Association – $2,557

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