We're proud to have two official charities of the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k St. Louis! Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis is the official charity of the 15k, and GO! St. Louis is the official charity of the 5k.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of St. Louis is to provide a “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at St. Louis-area hospitals. RMHC St. Louis’ three Houses and eight long-term apartments provide comfort and care for up to 59 families each night and nearly 2,000 families annually. An additional 12,500 families are served each year in one of three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms located inside area hospitals. These special rooms serve as an oasis within the hospital, providing both local and out-of-town families with the basic essentials of home. For more information, including how you can help, visit http://www.rmhcstl.com/. To make a donation, click here.
GO! St. Louis
GO! St. Louis, a local non-profit organization, encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis region to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle year round. The organization accomplishes this through community collaborations, school based programming and the creation of new and fun fitness events. In addition to putting on high quality events, GO! St. Louis offers unique and nationally recognized youth programs to students of all ages in the region. As a local non-profit, GO! St. Louis is charged with creating not only fitness events for runners and walkers, but to encourage the next generation in the St. Louis community to engage in healthy lifestyles. For more information on how to help keep St. Louis active, visit http://gostlouis.org/. You can also help out by making a donation here.