The Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon partners with the following charity and community partners. Join one of our official charity training partners to fundraiser and train for the race or support a community group who will provide race day volunteers in return for a charitable donation.
National Charity Partner
American Diabetes AssociationAmerican Diabetes Association is a nonprofit organization that works to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes, funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, and delivers services to hundreds of communities. The Association also gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Click here to register to run for free by raising money for the American Diabetes Association.
Official Charity Partners
Lend your lung power and join Team A Breath Away at the 2017 Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon & 2017 Hallowine 5K
When you join us you will help the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) raise funds for lung cancer research and patient services, help us reach our immediate goal of increasing survival rates and provide hope to those fighting lung cancer.
“Empowered patients live longer. Our message is simple… we want to LIVE.”
– Bonnie J. Addario; ALCF Founder & lung cancer survivor
Official Community Partners
Founded in 1875, the Native Sons of the Golden West is an organization with a rich history of historical preservation, which began in 1890 with the purchase of Sutter’s Fort when that landmark faced demolition and which continues to this day. The Native Sons was formed as a lasting monument to the men and women of California’s Gold Rush.<
Today the Native Sons of the Golden West maintain a strong sense of community building and help ensure a bright future through charitable endeavors and educational involvement. The Native Sons serve a crucial role in our races, managing parking and traffic flow, among other duties.
Learn more at nsgwca.com
Runners often have to dig deep and find some unnamed source of strength, perseverance, and determination. Finns have a name for that; it’s called “sisu”. Located in Sonoma, FAHA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, residential and recreational cultural facility providing 48 subsidized and 16 moderate income apartments for qualified senior and disabled residents.
FAHA welcomes diversity and has an uncompromising commitment to and belief in inclusivity, providing housing regardless of culture, abilities, or ethnicity. Founded over 40 years ago by first-generation Finnish immigrants, today FAHA works to preserve its cultural heritage and build community under our name, Finnish American Home Association, through concerts, midsummer and harvest celebrations, and classes.
You may meet FAHA volunteers at registration or along the course, but you are sure to find us after you cross the finish line as we’ll be ready to hand you your wine glass.
Find some of your sisu at fahausa.org