The Frederick Running Festival is excited to have a number of charity groups in the event. All groups offer the opportunity to raise money for worthwhile causes.
For more information on having your organization join the Run for a Cause program, please contact Sadie McClelland  at [email protected]
Hospice of Frederick County

Hospice of Frederick County is a community based non-profit dedicated to helping others live fully. Our mission is to promote quality of life by providing compassionate medical, emotional spiritual and bereavement support to individuals and their loved ones facing a life limiting illness. Hospice is not a place. It is a patient- centered; family oriented approach to care. For the bereaved in our community, we offer at no charge variety of support groups, individual counseling a camp for children who are grieving. In addition Hospice of Frederick County offers music therapy and veteran services that are not reimbursed through insurance. All of these services are offered thanks to the generous support of our community.

Hospice is provided in the place where the patient calls home including assisted living facilities, nursing homes and at times in hospitals or at our Kline Hospice House.

Hospice services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid, HMO’s, many private insurance plans and personal payments. Through generous donations from the community, Hospice of Frederick County is able to continue the mission of caring for all who need us, regardless of their ability to pay.

Soccer Without Borders

Soccer Without Borders works with newcomer (refugee, immigrant, and asylee) youth in Maryland, using soccer as a vehicle for positive change. SWB provides year-round soccer programming, academic support, mentoring, and leadership opportunities for students from over 25 countries living in Maryland. For more information, please email Engagement Coordinator Stephanie Wolfe at [email protected].

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of Mid and Western Maryland (GOTR/MWMD) inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
What We Do

At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Why It Matters

Girls face social pressures and conflicting messages about how they should act and who they should be. Studies show that by adolescence, girls’ confidence drops about twice as much as boys’. Friendships become more complicated and challenging, girls’ perception of their academic ability declines, the likelihood of anxiety and depression increases and participation in physical activity plummets.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
We believe that EVERY GIRL is inherently FULL OF POWER and POTENTIAL. By knowing they are the leaders of their lives, these are the girls who WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

YOU can help us achieve our goal of reaching even more girls in our community with this positive, transformational youth program!

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