Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race Charity Partner Program

March 11, 2022
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ATLANTA — March 11, 2022 – Dup15q Alliance is proud to announce we have been selected as one of eight non-profit organizations that serve Atlantans for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race Charity Partner Program. Dup15q Alliance will have 5 guaranteed entries into the 53nd Running of the Peachtree, which will take place on July 4 in Atlanta and virtually. Participants will be required to raise a minimum of $1,500 for Dup15q Alliance in exchange for their registration.

“Dup15q Alliance is thankful for organizations like Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race who show their support for non-profits and create opportunities for their Charity Partner Program,” said Naka King, Dup15q Alliance Administrative Director.  “These programs allow our supporters to run for a reason and make the miles count as a fundraiser. With their help, we can empower individuals living with dup15q syndrome and continue to provide family support, promote awareness, research, and targeted treatments. “

“The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race is for everyone,” said Rich Kenah, the Peachtree’s race director. “We are proud of this opportunity for Atlanta’s most cherished tradition to be able to give back to organizations working to make Running City USA a better place.”

To apply as a Charity Runner with the Dup15q Alliance, individuals are required to register as a Charity Runner at www.dup15q.org/charityrunner. Each runner is required to sign a waiver and commitment form with the Dup15q Alliance to be awarded a charity runner bib.  Any questions can be directed to outreach@dup15q.org

To be an Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race Charity Partner, non-profit organizations are required to be a registered 501(c)(3) with a local chapter in Georgia that supports work in the area of animal welfare, environment, healthcare/medicine/research, health/fitness/wellness, homelessness or social justice/equity/access. The 2022 partners are:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Back on My Feet
  • Be The Match, By The Mile ProgramDup15q Alliance
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
  • Dup15q Alliance
  • Kesem
  • Reach Out and Read Georgia
  • Team Maggie for a Cure, Inc.

Applications for the entries will be accepted beginning Monday, with the opening of Atlanta Track Club member registration and registration for the Peachtree lottery.  

About Dup15q Alliance

Dup15q Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to empower individuals living with dup15q syndrome and other related rare diseases to reach their full potential by advancing breakthrough research and life-changing therapeutic treatments, supporting families affected by dup15q and promoting advocacy.  Together with our families, we are working toward a better tomorrow for those affected by dup15q syndrome. 

Dup15q Syndrome is a disorder resulting from extra copies of genes on chromosome 15, region 15q11.2-13.1. People with Dup15q Syndrome have a variety of characteristics that affect their everyday life, including hypotonia, communication deficits, autism, seizures, developmental delay as well as attention and anxiety disorders, sensory disorders, gastrointestinal issues and vision delays. Individuals with Dup15q Syndrome require multi-disciplinary care throughout their lives.

About Atlanta Track Club                                           

Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

With more than 30,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club Foundation also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. 

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