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.
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!
Run For Free
Ready to Go the Extra Mile? We’re excited to show you how to make an even bigger difference in your community. Go The Extra Mile by raising additional funds for families in need. Check out these Go The Extra Mile prize incentives:
-Raise $250-$499 – $50 gift card from the official Hot Chocolate Store
-Raise $500-$999 – free race entry
-Raise $1000+ – $50 gift card and free race entry
Fundraising incentives will be awarded on the amount raised by 11:59pm the Sunday prior to the race. Also keep in mind that there’s no minimum on the amount you can fundraise– every bit will make a difference!