Charity Partners


The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon partners with a number of charities that have race spots available to the public.

Each charity provides their own requirements for entry into the race, primarily through a fundraising program. This is a great way to guarantee your entry into the race and help a worthy cause in the process.

Check out our confirmed 2022 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon charities below. If you are interested in donating or racing for one of these charities, please contact the charity directly via their respective websites linked here. They each have a limited number of slots, so contact them early to secure your spot!

GOLD LEVEL CHARITY PARTNERS


The Healy Foundation (THF) still has entries available for the 2022 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon!!! For information about joining THF's team, please email jamesf@healyfoundation.org.

THF seeks to step in and give under-resourced, high-performing college juniors and seniors the financial means to finish their education at a time when unexpected personal hardship jeopardizes their academic aspirations. Unanticipated adversity (e.g., death of a parent, parental unemployment, family illness) during one’s college education is an undeniable challenge for any student; however, the financial burden of such personal setbacks puts low-income students at increased risk of dropout and academic regression, obscuring their pathway to financial security. For more information, please visit http://www.healyfoundation.org/.

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SILVER LEVEL CHARITY PARTNERS


The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles. CAF believes that participation in physical activity at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $112 million has been raised and over 26,000 funding requests from people with physical challenges in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts impact another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give opportunities and support to those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles.

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The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is the only autism charity that focuses solely on applied research. Funds raised directly support research and programs that help parents, families, and educators in the autism community on a daily basis. Guarantee your entry with the TRI FOR AUTISM. Raise Money. Fund Research. Change Lives.

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BRONZE LEVEL CHARITY PARTNER


The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy and research funding. TeamCindy™ honors the life of Cindy Sherwin who lost her life at age 33 to a brain aneurysm rupture while training for an Ironman. TeamCindy™ is a fundraising arm of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

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In 2013, Team Bright Side started as a fledgling team of six people trying to feel a sense of control after our founder heard those four words that changed her life: "Your child has cancer." Her son is now a cancer survivor, and Team Bright Side is an unstoppable force that will keep racing and raising money until no parent ever hears those four words again. Our team is about staring down that seemingly impossible task right before you and choosing to grow through the experience. Whether you're curing cancer or training for a triathlon, there's a bright side in everything. We'll help you find it.

Over the past nine years, we have trained more than 775 athletes to compete in the sport of triathlon. We've done all this to raise money to fund research that will eradicate pediatric blood cancers once and for all.

Real Options for City Kids, or R.O.C.K. for short, is an award-winning nonprofit organization providing San Francisco children with positive opportunities. R.O.C.K. offers sports and fitness, community service, learning enrichment, leadership training and outdoor adventure programs for girls and boys ages 6 – 17 who need it the most. The mission of R.O.C.K. is to nurture the healthy development of children by listening attentively to their needs and by providing opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access.

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We are dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. SF&AF delivers the resources they need during recovery and transition back to their communities, working to ensure no one is left behind.

The Semper Fi & America’s Fund (SF&AF) is exceptionally rated among veteran nonprofits: We pledge to stay by the service member’s side throughout recovery, to help that service member as they transition back home. We have consistently received an A+ from CharityWatch, one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating, and nine consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, plus a Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar.

For more information about joining the Semper Fi & America’s Fund for the 2021 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, please email john.ploskonka@semperfifund.org.

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