Charities

100% of event proceeds benefit four charities that provide direct services to the Miami Valley:

The Miami Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1982 by a small group of family members who were seeking not only information about Alzheimer’s disease, but mutual support in coping with their affected loved ones. It is estimated that today, over 30,000 people affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another related dementia reside within a 50 mile radius of Dayton. The Miami Valley Chapter serves Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan,Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties. Services include a toll free help line; family assistance programs; respite care; support groups; and educational programs.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is driven by parents of children with type 1 diabetes a disease which strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Locally, the Southwest Ohio JDRF Chapter offers newly diagnosed children a Bag of Hope with support from a mentor family, monthly networking activity for kids and families, a young adult luncheon series, one-to-one connections and 24 hour web based support , practical information and updates on the latest research, support in negotiating diabetes health care in the schools, fundraising events including our Ride to Cure Diabetes and advocacy activities to support families living with diabetes and move us toward our goal of a cure.

South Community Inc., certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health, is a private not-for-profit corporation providing behavioral health care and related services in the greater Miami Valley. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Equal Provider of Services supported by the Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board and the Montgomery County Human Services Levy.

United Rehabilitation Services (URS) is a nonprofit agency with a 55-year history of serving children and adults with disabilities in the Miami Valley.  URS was originally founded as the Dayton Chapter of United Cerebral Palsy and today provides programs and services to more than 300 children and adults each day with Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and many other disabilities.

URS’s unique and critical services include Special Needs Childcare, Adult Daycare, Senior Daycare, Vocational Training, Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapies, In-Home Personal Care, Respite Care, Community Employment, Latchkey Center , Parent Education Program and The Berry Hearing Center.  For more information on URS, visit www.ursdayton.org.