Beneficiaries

REACH out to your community and ours…

The Reach the Beach Relay is brought to you, in part, through the dedication and support of the many community organizations along the route. We reach out to them as partners and ask you to do the same as you participate in one of the finest adventure relay events in the US. So please accept our invitation to make our community, your community.We are proud to work with the following charity organizations and welcome them into the RTB family.

Beneficiaries

JDRF

We’re REACHIN’ for a Cure!

The JDRF New England Chapter is excited to announce our involvement as a charitable partner of the New Balance Reach the Beach Relay events in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Reach the Beach (RTB) is a relay race that consists of teams, made up of a maximum of 12 members, that rotate through 36 transition areas as they cover the approximate 200 mile distance of the race in just 24 hours! Teams who commit to fundraising a minimum of $4,000 for JDRF will receive FREE ENTRY into RTB: NH. For more information or to register, follow the links.

Not a runner but still interested in supporting JDRF as a charitable partner of the Reach the Beach Relay? JDRF is recruiting volunteers to work as Transition Area Captains at Reach the Beach. These volunteers will be trained by RTB Staff and will receive FREE NEW BALANCE SNEAKERS AND APPAREL TO WEAR ON RACE DAY!! Contact Amy Montalto at (781) 431-0700 or amontalto@jdrf.org for more information on how you can sign-up to be a Transition Area Volunteer Captain. These volunteers are essential to the success of the Reach the Beach Event and the JDRF – RTB Partnership. Please consider joining JDRF as we REACH for the Cure by signing up to be a Transition Area Captain.

Please contact Amy Montalto at (781) 431-0700 or amontalto@jdrf.org with questions.

JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

The JDRF New England Chapter – Bay State Branch serves eastern and central Massachusetts and offers invaluable community outreach, support and education as well as a variety of events throughout the year to raise funds for diabetes research.

Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors working with professional staff and volunteers, the Bay State Branch works to raise funds for a cure through donations, corporation and foundation support and partnerships, and our events: the Walk to Cure Diabetes and the Hearts and Heroes Gala. The Bay State Branch also advocates for increased federal funding for diabetes research, and organizes local diabetes education programs as well as conducts outreach to newly diagnosed families and those living with the disease.

To find out more about JDRF’s research and our progress toward finding a cure, please visit our Research section.

To find out more about how you can participate or partner with JDRF, visit our Get Involved section. Learn about Ways to Support JDRF. To stay connected to the cure, sign up to receive our newsletter and e-updates.

Thank you for your interest and support of JDRF. JDRF was created–and is still led–by people with a personal connection to T1D. That gives us an unrelenting passion and commitment to find better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people with this disease. Together, we are making a difference in the lives and futures of people with T1D.

 

Alzheimer's Association Run for the Memory

Run for the Memory Program

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Run for the Memory program is 10-years strong, raising over $1,400,000 collectively from athletes across the country. Since 2009, the Run for the Memory program has been a charitable partner of the New Hampshire Reach the Beach Relay, raising over $140,000 in total. We are proud to partner with Reach the Beach Relay again in 2011 as a charitable partner of both the Massachusetts and New Hampshire relays.

Visit us online at www.runforthememory.org for more information.

Alzheimer's Association Run for the Memory

Join us at the 2011 New Hampshire Reach the Beach Relay

Run for the Memory team benefits include:

  • Free entry! Teams who commit to raising a minimum of $4,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association receive free entry into the New Hampshire Reach the Beach Relay ($1,160 value!) This is less than $350/runner and registration fees are waived!
  • Training support. Weekly Saturday training runs in the Boston area and access to coaching.
  • Fundraising support. Includes team/individual online fundraising pages and account management tools.

To register your team today:

  • Visit http://alz.kintera.org/fallrtb2011.
  • Click “Registration” and agree to the waiver. Please note the waiver requires teams to commit to raising $4,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association by October 15, 2011.
  • The team captain must be the first to register, and will select “Start a Team.” He/she must provide a credit card and $10 registration fee upon registration.
  • All other team members may register by “Joining an existing team” and selecting the team name created by the team captain. Not fee is required.
  • Teams setup their personal and/or team fundraising web-pages and begin fundraising!
  • Teams must then register on the Reach the Beach Relay website: https://nh.rtbrelay.com/reg_team.php. Team captains, as team entry fees will be waived, select the “payment by check” option. We’ll take it from there!

Teams who have already registered through Reach the Beach Relay may participate in this charity program – and receive a refund on your registration! For more information, please contact Michelle Gonzalez at the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter:

Michelle Gonzalez, Development Officer
Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter
311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Email: Michelle.Gonzalez@alz.org
Direct: 617.393.2047

To make a general donation in support of this program, visit http://alz.kintera.org/fallrtb2011.

About the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter

Founded in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest voluntary health agency dedicated to eradicating Alzheimer’s disease and helping those afflicted with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter serves all of Massachusetts and New Hampshire with its main office in Watertown, and regional offices in Lowell, Raynham, Springfield, Worcester, and Bedford, NH.

Over 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, 140,000 of them in Massachusetts and New Hampshire alone.
Rotary Club of Hampton, New Hampshire

The Rotary Club of Hampton, New Hampshire

Rotary International is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The Hampton Rotary Club is an extremely active club of 70 members who provide compassionate, hands-on service to the communities of Hampton, Hampton Falls,

North Hampton, and Seabrook, New Hampshire. The Hampton Rotary Club Charitable Foundation provides benevolent donations to local and global charitable endeavors.

Fundraising Partners

RTB has reserved almost 3 dozen spots in the upcoming event for fundraising teams. to get them, just click on one of our 2 partners links below. The first 30 teams to sign up and raise $3750 by 8/1 of this year, will get a free team entry into the upcoming. Good luck and thanks for supporting these great organizations!

If you already have a spot in this year’s event and wish to raise money for these charities please visit their website and dedicate your race to raising money for one of these worthy charities*. Thanks.

*This is for charity purposes only, any money raised is in addition to your team entry fee.

New Hampshire State Parks:

The Reach the Beach Relay adventure begins in Franconia Notch State Park at Cannon Mountain Ski Area. As the race gradually progresses over the 200+ mile course, it passes through 4 NH State Parks, concluding on the Atlantic Ocean at Hampton Beach State Park.

As you plan your trip to New Hampshire for the Reach the Beach Relay, come early so that you have extra time to get in some sightseeing. September is a great time of year, with fall foliage just starting. The towns of Franconia and Lincoln have a wide variety of lodging properties with varying amenities. Our website (www.cannonmt.com) has lodging properties listed, as well as links to the area chambers. Reach the Beach Relay Team Members can save $2.00 on an Adult ticket to the Flume Gorge and save $2.00 on an Adult ticket for the Tram. Just email info@cannonmt.com and we will send you discount coupons.

We hope that you will be able to spend some time in Franconia Notch State Park, and we look forward to seeing you in September!

City Year

City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors, and role models, these young leaders make a difference in the lives of children and transform schools and neighborhoods in 19 sites across the United States and in Johannesburg, South Africa. City Year was founded in 1988 to demonstrate that young people in service could be a powerful resource for addressing our nation’s most pressing issues. Today, in partnership with school administrators, corporate supporters, government officials and community members, City Year directly works to address the National Dropout Crisis. Every 27 seconds a students drops out of high school. City Year corps members work to get targeted students back on track academically and socially through one-on-one mentorship, whole class support and offering additional out of school programs.

City Year New Hampshire

Established as the thirteenth City Year site, and part of the AmeriCorps National Service network, City Year New Hampshire was launched on October 11, 2000 as the first non-urban City Year site. Serving in the Seacoast and Merrimack Valley regions of the state, our corps members work primarily with middle school students to get them on-track and engaged in their communities at an early age. Now celebrating our 10th Anniversary year, City Year has made the following impact in New Hampshire:

  • 3,700,000 corps member hours in service to New Hampshire
  • 10,550 New Hampshire middle school youth served in after school programs and community service projects
  • 45,000 hours from Granite State volunteers engaged through City Year
  • 240 Service Partners, schools, community organizations, and youth agencies with whom we partner to meet the needs of New Hampshire communities
  • Over $1,116,000 in scholarships earned by City Year New Hampshire graduates.
Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)

We are pleased to announce that the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is now our official environmental charity. We encourage all our teams to make a generous contribution to the AMC to support all the organization does to enrich our lives and preserve the environment.On Friday, September 18, AMC volunteers will be helping to staff the Transition Area at the AMC’s Highland Center, which in February won the designation as the Best Green Resort in New England. Runners, friends and family are welcome to take one of the scheduled tours of the Center throughout the day. Stop by the AMC’s booth at Cannon on Thursday, September 17, to learn about all the environmental initiatives they have, including the Maine Woods Initiative. We encourage all teams to make a contribution to the AMC at their booth.

New Hampshire Community Organizations:

The following organizations live in and around the communities that the event takes place in. These groups come out to volunteer for the event. In addition to the donation that the RTB Relay makes to their group, many of them take advantage of the opportunity to sell (or request donations for) light food and refreshments to the participants. They are a critical part of this event and we are pleased that they are able to benefit from it multiple ways.Lyndon College, WMRHS JROTC, White Mtn. Milers, Conway Chamber of Commerce, Madison Recreational Dept, Madison Elementary, KA Brett 7th Grade, Tamworth Outing Club, KA Brett, The Community School, Girl Scout Troop 527, Sandwich PTO, Center Harbor Congregational Church, Girl Scout Troop 1015, Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Girl Scout Troop 431, Girl Scout Troop 532/1532, Pittsfield Fire Department, Rochester Runners Club, Allenstown Volunteer Fire Dept., Twin Oaks Girl Scouts, Candia Volunteer Fire Dept., Chester College of NE, Friends of the Sandown Library, the Goffstown Explorers, and the Hampton Lions.

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