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 Maddi.
In 2016, Maddi’s mom Laura, began to find bruises all over the toddler’s body. They seemed to appear out of nowhere. Then a small scratch at daycare wouldn’t stop bleeding.
A trip to the local clinic lead to a hospital visit, where they discovered that 23-month-old Maddi had leukemia. Since her diagnosis she has endured fevers, infections, transplants and hospital stays.
Maddi missed being able to play at the beach, so she knew right away what her one true wish was when Make-A-Wish® Minnesota asked. In March 2018, the Mound, MN resident and her family headed to Fort Meyers Beach to spend a week in the sun, sand and surf.
“This wish enabled us to truly enjoy this amazing time as a family and celebrate Maddi,” Laura said.