The Run Montecito Summerland event, in coordination with Charity Corps, is dedicating a portion of funds gathered to kidzforacure.org and the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara (ccsb.org).
Kidz for a Cure was started in 2008 by third grader Madison Lewandowski. The charity raises funds for fighting childhood cancer through monetary donations and by gently used belongings. Kidz for a Cure has a symbiotic relationship with the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara.
The CCSB was founded in 1949 and remains one of the premiere outpatient cancer treatment centers on the west coast. For the RMS event, look for the Cancer Center volunteers stationed at Café Luna as they help with entrant check-ins and after the run as they present Medallions.
Formerly known as Blacksmith Endurance Co, the company rebranded itself as Charity Corps in the fall of 2011 to support its broader interest to develop and host a varying degree of community oriented social experiences with the goal of enriching the lives of our community’s youth. In October of 2012, with the collaborative teamwork of Robert Gilcrest, Christina Shadle, Jesse Bellinger and Tyler Beckert, Charity Corps cemented its footprint and was officially approved by the State of California to incorporate Santa Barbara Charity Corps Foundation. In November 2012 Santa Barbara Charity Corps Foundation Inc. submitted an application to the United States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. On April 12, 2012 the Santa Barbara Charity Corps Foundation Ink (SBCCF) was formally granted its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and currently operates as a private foundation. SBCCF serves as the philanthropic mission of Charity Corps.
Charity Corps is proud to be associated with Kidz for a Cure and the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. See you at the finish line!