Best Buddies Illinois
Best Buddies in Illinois offers One-to-One Friendship, Integrated Employment, and Leadership Development programs – positively impacting nearly 78,170 individuals with and without disabilities in Illinois.
Girls with Sole
Girls With Sole is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization based in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, whose mission is to use free fitness and wellness programs to empower the minds, bodies and souls of girls who are at-risk or have experienced abuse of any kind. We envision a world where every girl thinks of herself as an athlete – and is inspired and nurtured in mind, body and soul – to achieve her fullest potential and inner most success.
Special Olympics Minnesota
Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community. We aim to build a culture that accepts and welcomes every single person regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place—one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.
Kelleigh’s Cause, Inc. is a Not-For-Profit Charity Founded by Kelleigh Gustafson to Raise Awareness of the Rare and Life Threatening Disease Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs).
AVMs are defects of the circulatory system that are generally believed to arise during embryonic or fetal development or soon after birth. They are comprised of snarled tangles of arteries and veins. The absence of capillaries—small blood vessels that connect arteries to veins—creates a shortcut for blood to pass directly from arteries to veins. Although AVMs can develop in many different sites, those located in the brain or spinal cord—the two parts of the central nervous system—can have especially widespread effects on the body. Simply put, it is a birth defect that causes abnormal blood vessel growth.
Special Olympics Illinois
Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.