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 Eli.
Six-year-old Eli was born with a skeletal disorder that can affect his mobility. When he learned he would receive a wish, he knew he wanted a quarter midget race car. He spent time sketching the details of his racer. The red and white car would have the insignia of his favorite superhero and his favorite number, #19.
To celebrate his wish, Make-A-Wish hosted Eli’s Race Day. Eli grinned from ear to ear when he was surprised with a jumpsuit that matched his car. He couldn’t wait to get in his car and compete with other local racers. Fans cheered as he crossed the finish line and won the race.
Eli’s mom said, "Racing puts Eli on a level playing field. It gives him the confidence boost he wants and deserves.͟"
Despite the mobility limitations of Eli’s skeletal condition, quarter midget racing gives Eli the freedom and confidence to accomplish the unexpected.