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Just People 11-03-2012 08:22 PM

Are Disney Running Events Charity Fundraisers?
 
I've always wondered since usually most running events raise money for a cause. I always hear different podcasts talk about them but have never heard if they raise money for a cause or if they are profit making ventures.

iwynlea 11-03-2012 08:37 PM

I know the Tower of Terror 10-miler benefitted Autism Speaks as its charity, but I'm sure runDisney is also quite a profit for the Disney company, and only a percentage goes to the charity.

Just People 11-03-2012 09:20 PM

Oh, that's Pbbly why they don't put the cause of each run front and center.

Gretta 11-03-2012 10:34 PM

I just found this on the rundisney.com website:


Beneficiary: The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancers. With the yearly support of thousands of volunteers, the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend has helped Team In Training®(TNT) raise millions of dollars for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. TNT, the world's largest endurance sports training program, supports The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by raising funds to aid the organization's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend is its largest fund-raising event. Over $11 million was raised during the 2009 race alone. To learn more, visit www.leukemia.org.


Looks like they raise quite a bit of money for charity,
Gretta


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