The Syracuse Festival of Races is pleased to let our participants determine which non-profit organizations benefit from our event.  The following is the most current list of area non-profits planning to raise funds and visibility for their programs and services through their participation in this year's Tops Friendly Markets Community Walk and the other three events of the Syracuse Festival of Races.

Once again this year, we're delighted to include the option of online donations via  The CrowdRise platform offers a convenient source for information about our beneficiaries at  Also adding convenience is donation by credit card, enabling individuals to support deserving non-profits while reaping credit card rewards at the same time.

If you're affiliated with a non-profit group that you'd like us to add to our list, please contact Dave Oja at

If you're a runner, walker, volunteer, spectator, or Web surfer who'd like to support one of the groups listed below, please call the contact person for that organization or just click on the contact person's e-mail address to send that person an e-mail indicating your interest.

Thanks to all of you who are combining your pursuit of personal fitness or athletic achievement with support for our area's non-profit organizations at the Syracuse Festival of Races!

ARISE Gigina Long 315-671-4643

Cpl. Kyle R. Schneider Freedom Team Lorie Schneider 315-678-2356
Ed Smith Elementary School PTO Kristin Baker 315-478-8718

HOPE For Bereaved Walter Stein 315-475-9675
It's About Childhood & Family, Inc. Michael Gilbert 315-382-0541
Jonathan Cancer Fund Marcia Bellinger 315-423-7747
Jowonio School Kim Doto 315-445-4010
Learning Disabilities Association of CNY Paulette Purdy 315-432-0665
L'Arche of Syracuse Peggy Harper 315-479-8088

Best wishes to all of the organizations who will benefit from this year's SFoR!
Thanks for all that you do to improve the quality of life in our community!