Our mission at RAM Racing is not only to raise funds to support our official charities but also to promote, raise awareness and support the mission of the organization.
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish® is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and 33,000 volunteers across the U.S., grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has granted more than 285,000 wishes to children in the U.S. and its territories; more than 15,300 in 2016 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish® America, visit wish.org.
Make-a-Wish $3 Donation Tab
New to this year's Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k and 5k race is the Make-a-Wish $3 Donation Tab! Attached to your bib is a $3 Donation Tab, which allows you to donate $3 by dropping the tab in a Make-a-Wish bucket on race day. The $3 will be charged to the credit card used for registration within 7-10 days after the race.
Your support can help grant wishes for kids like Avery.
After surgery to remove a half-pound tumor, Avery needed something positive in her life – something that wasn’t another surgery, checkup or round of chemotherapy. A hospital case worker created a spark of optimism for Avery by referring her for a Make-A-Wish® experience. To the surprise of many people who live in snowy climates, Avery wished to see snow and build a snowman. That’s something she doesn’t get to do in Florida.
Make-A-Wish® volunteers planned an incredible trip to Vermont so Avery could enjoy all the best aspects of winter – building a snowman, riding in a sleigh, hurling snowballs and capping it all off with hot chocolate.
Today, Avery and her family can all enjoy the memories of their time in the snow. And even better, they celebrated the end of six months of chemotherapy and a long period of remission. “Avery’s amazement at the snow was priceless and the memories we were able to create were phenomenal,” said her mother, Shelby. “We cannot thank you enough!”
Please click below to donate to Make-A-Wish®!