Giving back to the community has always been a very important part of my life. As an athlete, I wish to be an ambassador for the following charities, to raise awareness and funds, and to inspire and help those who do not have access to the same resources that we do. I am extremely grateful to have my health, racing and professional careers, and an amazing support network of family and friends. Help me help others, read below and click through the logos to donate money or time, and to learn more about these great causes!
As a survivor myself, this charity has a special place in my heart. Sexual violence disrupts the lives of victims and those who care about them. The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) is committed to giving survivors and their families and friends the resources they need to reclaim their lives and begin healing, to raising awareness of the issues survivors face, and to ending sexual violence through healing and social change.
If you have or someone you care about has experienced sexual violence, you are not alone. You may have many questions but are unsure where to find answers. BARCC is here to help.
Since 1976, Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc. (Abby’s House) has provided more than 11,500 homeless women and children with a safe place to stay, regroup, and rebuild. Abby’s House was among the first shelter for women, with or without children, in the U.S. At present, it is one of two family shelters in the area that does not require its guests to be on welfare. With 78 units, Abby’s House is the largest provider of affordable housing in Worcester designed to meet the needs of women and children
Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
Words like values and culture are incredibly important when building an organization. Team RWBhas certainly created a strong culture – one of support, encouragement, and inclusiveness. And they definitely have strong values – transparency, responsibility, and honesty. While just about every organization strives to uphold a certain set of values and to foster a certain culture, Team RWB is special in that they actually live theirs.
Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.
Millions of children with clefts around the world live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Their sustainable model provides training, funding, and resources to empower local doctors in 85+ countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. As a result of their efficiency and with the support of their donors and partners around the world, Smile Train has transformed the lives of more than one million children by giving them the power of a smile.
The Last Call Foundation was born of the determination to ensure that tragedies such as the one on March 26, 2014 never happen again.
The mission of the Last Call Foundation is to provide funding, education and research to advance the safety needs of the Boston firefighting community. We are committed to enhancing the ability of our dedicated firefighting professionals to effectively and safely fight fires and protect the public.
The Last Call Foundation was founded by Kathy Crosby-Bell in honor of her son, fallen Firefighter Michael Ryan Kennedy, who along with Lieutenant Edward Walsh died battling the nine-alarm fire on March 26, 2014 in Boston’s Back Bay. This tragedy highlighted the unique challenges facing Boston’s firefighters. The Last Call Foundation is committed to identifying and addressing these challenges to enhance Boston firefighters’ ability to safely and effectively fight fires and protect each of us. With your help, we can avoid future tragedy and, hopefully, save lives.
"Show the world that something as simple as putting one foot in front of the other will help get us past crisis & towards promise and hope for those affected by the Boston bombings."
One Fund Boston was formed by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas M. Menino on April 16, 2013, with the purpose of helping those most affected by the tragic Boston Marathon bombings. In gratitude for the tremendous support the world has shown, we have gathered encouraging stories of strength, recovery, and hope from survivors. The greatest message we have received is that nothing can stop the generosity, courage, and unconditional love we have for one another.