Twin Cities In Motion (TCM), together with its Community Partners and Charity Program teams, raised a grand total of $759,462 for charity in 2012, exceeding its 2011 fundraising total by nearly a quarter of a million dollars. The funds were raised via race entry fundraisers, individual donations and contributions to the Friends of TCM program which supports youth fitness.
The majority of money raised came through the efforts of teams participating in TCM’s Charity Program. Twenty charity teams used the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon for their fundraising efforts, using race entries and pledges to gather more than $586,000 for their respective causes.
TCM’s Youth Fitness Partners raised money through late entry fundraisers, donations given during registration as well as with fundraising teams. Bolder Options, Girls on the Run, MIGIZI Communications and the YWCA of Minneapolis work together with TCM to promote health and fitness not only through their youth programs, but also through their reach into areas of the Twin Cities most in need of resources. Athlete Development Partner Team USA Minnesota also raised funds to develop post-collegiate long distance runners through TCM.
In addition to monetary donations, goods were donated to TCM’s In-Kind Community Partners. TCM donated over 36,000 pounds of food to the Emergency Foodshelf Network. Over 3,600 pounds of clothing was donated or recycled through WearEver Recycling, while $15,000 worth of new shirts were shipped overseas through Hand In Hand Together.