We are excited and honored to share that the Hunter 5K is officially open for registration with all proceeds going to Dell Children’s. The Hunter 5K was created to honor and celebrate the fast and free spirit of Hunter Henderson who tragically passed away in December of 2018. Hunter loved Halloween and dressed up in costume throughout the year so it is only fitting that the Hunter 5K be held on October 31, 2020, Halloween Day! While the race is going virtual this year to keep everyone safe and healthy, we strongly encourage you to dress in your most creative Halloween costumes, run your favorite 5K route, and go for your personal best race time! We also want to enjoy the race fun with you, so please post your Hunter 5K race photos and tag the Henderson family (Hunter 5k) on Facebook and Instagram, and visit https://thehunter5k.com/ to learn more.
The Austin Gives Miles program, presented by Moody Foundation, connects non-profit organizations to passionate race participants willing to fundraise and raise awareness for causes that give back to our local community. Individuals can select a charity to run with and add even more meaning to training and race day miles by supporting a worthy cause, like Dell Children’s Medical Center. Since its inception 7 years ago, the program’s charitable donations total of $3,893,298. For the past four years, Austin Gives Miles has been the proud recipient of a grant from the Moody Foundation to match funds raised by individual runners to their favorite Official Charity.
The World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play generates millions of dollars for local Austin-based charitable organizations. Dell Childrens’ Medical Center officially became a beneficiary of the tournament in 2019. These charitable proceeds are made possible through the incredible support of the Austin community, which has helped sell out the event each of its first four years at Austin Country Club.
The Beck Group in Austin, the integrated architecture and construction firm, through its longstanding relationship with Dell Children’s, learned that the hospital’s music therapy program was in need of support. Beck’s solution was to create a unique event – far beyond the typical golf tournament – that raises money and increases awareness of the benefits of the unique music program. Guitars & Pars is a two-day live music and golf event designed to reflect the mission of Dell Children’s Music Therapy program. It kicks off with a concert at the YETI Flagship store in downtown Austin, featuring Texas country musicians. Day two of Guitars & Pars follows with a golf tournament and post-golf concert at Barton Creek Country Club.
Twice per year, once in the spring and once in the fall, KFC offers a coupon book to customers who donate $1 or more to Dell Children’s Medical Center. The coupon book contains over $30 in savings and raises thousands of dollars annually to support Dell Children’s HERE Campaign.
Mack, Jack & McConaughey
Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) is the joint fundraising effort of Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, ACM Award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and coaching legend Mack Brown. Since the 2-day event launched in 2013, the nonprofit has given over $13 million dollars to charitable organizations. Funds raised through MJ&M 2020 support CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, just keep livin Foundation and The Rise School of Austin. Mack, Jack and Matthew are especially committed to maximizing the return to the community, specifically benefiting these organizations dedicated to children’s education, health and wellness.
Spirit of Children brings fun and funding to local hospitals at Halloween and all year round by providing monetary donations, Halloween costumes, accessories, decorations, and so much more. Their mission is to make hospitals less scary for kids and their families through support of the Child Life department at partner hospitals. Since 2007, Spirit of Children has raised $65 million to provide Child Life funding for art, music, aquatic and pet therapy programs as well as the purchase of educational items and toys used for distraction during medical procedures, and much more. 100% of every dollar donated supports the Child Life Department at Dell Childrens’ Medical Center.