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 Leona.
Leona, 6, began chemotherapy treatments last summer after being diagnosed with leukemia, but it didn’t stop her from dreaming of great adventures. Known for her “feisty” spirit, Leona braved her illness with a take-no-prisoners attitude.
On a family trip to her favorite theme park, Leona became spellbound with the allure of pirates. When asked what her best day ever would be, she envisioned a life-size pirate ship playhouse in her very own backyard.
Leona’s wish was more than just a playhouse… it represented an escape for a child battling cancer. It provided peace of mind for her family dealing with the restrictions of her rigorous treatment. It will serve as a beacon of hope and strength for a brave little girl and her family for years to come.