Charities

The Bridge of Flowers Road Race Requests Proposals from Charity Partners
 
​​​​​​​      The Bridge of Flowers Road Race is in its 39th year of operation and its 9th year of actively partnering with area charities to help raise awareness and funds for building stronger communities. The Race Committee handles organizing the entire event, which generally draws 1,000+ runners, joggers, and walkers. Charity partners are able to use the race as a platform for their own fundraising. Partners provide volunteers to help with certain race duties and encourage their support base to walk or run in one of 2 races (3K or 10K) and collect pledges that go to the partner charities.
 

Supporting Local Charities

The race has a long history of donating race proceeds to local non-profits, and the race currently partners with several charities to use the race as a fundraising platform.

Runners have 3 engagement options this year:

  1. You can state that you are happy the race supports good works, and not direct funds to any specific charity.
  2. You can specifically direct funds to one of the participating charities
  3. You can actively fundraise through a customized pledge page.

The 2017 Charity Partners are: (in order of joining the race)

DIALselflogoDIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services is a community-based non-profit agency that has been serving the youth and communities of Western MA since 1977. Providing a wide array of services that foster youth empowerment and community service. Over the course of the last three decades, thousands of area youth have been served by the agency in Franklin and Hampshire Counties and the North Quabbin Region.

cancerconnectionCancer Connection provides a haven where people with cancer, their loved ones and caregivers can learn to cope with the physical and emotional turmoil that is part of a cancer diagnosis and to explore ways to enhance their strength, their hope and their care through support groups, integrative therapies, creative activities and education. All services are offered free of charge. 

art gardenThe Art Garden serves the rural hilltowns of western Massachusetts, creating a bridge between community art practices and contemporary art thinking. They provide low-cost, sliding scale, and free cultural programming for the community. They create a nurturing, non-judgmental, and inspirational environment where people of all ages and experience engage in the creative process, and explore and exchange ideas through individual and collaborative art-making.

Academy at Charlemont

The Academy at Charlemont is an independent, coeducational day school for grades 7-12 located in Charlemont, Massachusetts. It combines the best of the classical academic tradition with a visible commitment to rigor and balance, student leadership and good citizenship, and to building and sustaining community. The elements that draw many students to The Academy is our small size, inclusive culture, studio block program (fine and studio arts, and music), drama program, and commitment to our greater community.  

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Friends of Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of hundreds of children each year by working to bring security and hope to abused and neglected children in the foster care system. The mission of Friends of Children is to serve the needs of children through individual case advocacy and support of coordinated programs and policies to improve their lives. Our vision is that all children, especially those who are most vulnerable, have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. We believe all children have the right to safe, consistent and nurturing homes in which to live, as well as access to essential services and quality educational opportunities that will allow them to succeed.

 

Race Sponsors

Thank You To Our Sponsors

The next time you are in the area, please show your appreciation and visit them!

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