The Dallas Marathon board of trustees today presented a donation of $250,000 to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC), the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. Funds contributed to TSRHC are from corporate partnerships, online fundraising, individual gifts and year-round activities including the 2014 Dallas Marathon. TSRHC patients and their families, hospital volunteers and staff, Dallas Marathon representatives, partners and individual fundraisers attended an awards ceremony to commemorate the donation and recognize key figures in the running community, Meb Keflezighi and Joe Bacon, with individual awards.
“Supporting our longtime partner and primary beneficiary, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, is an important focus as we work to deliver a unique and entertaining experience at each of our organization’s year-round events,” said Patrick Byerly, president of the Dallas Marathon. “TSRHC is truly an amazing place that helps so many children in the Dallas area and beyond reach their full potential. We’re very proud to help support their mission through this year’s donation and look forward to working with the hospital in 2015 and beyond.”
Contributions from the Dallas Marathon – which is a 501(c)(3) organization – go toward general patient care at TSRHC.
“We are so grateful for the generosity we’ve seen over the past 19 years from the Dallas Marathon organization,” said Bob Walker, president and CEO of TSRHC. “Our hospital, including the patients, their families, and our staff members, are touched every day in a positive way by the impact of the Dallas Marathon’s giving.”
In addition to the $250,000 donation to TSRHC, the marathon board bestowed its annual individual awards including:
Registration for the 2015 Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay will open on May 20. For more information, visit dallasmarathon.com.