American Red Cross and American Cancer Society debut as Gold Charity Partners
BOSTON, MASS. (July 21, 2022) – Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and extreme wellness brand, announced GoFundraise will be the Official Fundraising Platform for Spartan Race. The American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society serve as the inaugural Gold Charity Partners for Spartan Race.
“Spartans around the world have endless reasons for ‘why they race’. This partnership gives racers the unique opportunity to fundraise for a cause that is near to their hearts, while simultaneously taking on the transformational experience that is a Spartan Race – pushing themselves on the course while concurrently doing good off the course.” Allie Stone, Director of NAM Event Performance at Spartan Race.
“Spartan’s mission is to change 100 million lives and Spartan fundraising – powered by GoFundraise, aims to raise $100 million for charity.” Joe De Sena, CEO & Founder of Spartan Race.
Thanks to GoFundraise the Spartan community can expect to have access to the ability to fundraise for any charity of their choice including American Cancer Society and the Red Cross upon registration for their Spartan Race. Participants can have fun and make a difference at the same time through sharing their fundraising page with their friends, family and colleagues.
The partnership with the Red Cross includes integration on Spartan’s digital platforms and social media streams as well as serving as the Presenting Partner for the Fenway Park Stadion Race on November 12-13th. Additionally, the Red Cross will provide unique rewards for racers who hit fundraising goals; racers who fundraise $100 and they receive a Red Cross t-shirt and branded shoelaces, fundraise $500 and they receive a Red Cross duffel bag and if they fundraise $1,000 they will receive a Red Cross folding chair
The partnership with American Cancer Society also includes integration on Spartan’s digital platforms and social media streams as well as serving as the Presenting Partner for the San Jose Spartan Race on November 12-13th. By joining Team DetermiNation, you can expect the following benefits:
· Raise $300 and receive your choice of either a DetermiNation/ACS technical shirt or singlet
· Raise $500 and receive a redemption code for (1) free entry to the 2023 Spartan Race season (must be redeemed by May 31, 2023) + your choice of technical shirt or singlet
· Raise $1000 and receive a DetermiNation sport backpack + a redemption code for (1) free entry to the 2023 Spartan Race season (must be redeemed by May 31, 2023) + your choice of technical shirt or singlet
“GoFundraise is excited to make it easy for Spartan’s to make a difference for their favorite charity while they are challenging themselves and committing to a Spartan Race. “ Stuart Finlayson CEO and Cofounder GoFundraise
“We are proud to partner with Spartan Race to drive support for the American Cancer Society’s mission,” said Paul Purdy, Strategic Director, Endurance Events and Network Fundraising for the American Cancer Society. “Through this collaboration, athletes will have the opportunity to Race for a Cause and raise funds to save lives from cancer.”
“The American Red Cross is honored to become a Spartan Race Gold Charity. Through this partnership, participating athletes will raise funds for the Red Cross, helping us carry out our lifesaving mission, whether that’s providing disaster relief, lifesaving blood, critical services for military families and veterans, training like CPR and water safety or international aid. We look forward to supporting communities and families across the country with Spartan Race.” said Jennifer Warga, VP Consumer Fundraising & Marketing
Spartan is a global experiential sport and wellness brand with a 10 million+ strong community. We create transformational experiences, products, and content to help people, companies and teams tear down boundaries and expand what they believe to be possible. Spartan combines large scale global events with a vibrant digital content and community platform. With 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s leading extreme wellness and endurance brand. Visit spartan.com for more information and registration.
GoFundraise.org is a Global giving platform. Since its formation in 2007 GoFundraise has worked with thousands of charities, events and corporations from across the globe to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for charity. GoFundraise’s mission is to make giving easier, lower cost and to rally people together to make a bigger difference. They achieve this through innovation in digital technology and empowering people to fundraise, donate and support their favorite causes. Funds are sent automatically to the verified charity and tax receipts issued instantly.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. We invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information, visit cancer.org.
About American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.