Run & Give Program

Run & Give


Zazzle Bay to Breakers has expanded its charity partner program for the 2012 race to include additional organizations who will utilize a pledge program for fundraising purposes. The goal of the program is to help participating charities receive much needed financial support through pledge runner participation in the race. In addition, we encourage all of our runners to make their race even more impactful by donating to any one of our charity partners.

There are currently two levels of charity participation, a Preferred or Official level - if you represent an organization that is interested in becoming a charity partner, contact us at [email protected] for more information.

2012 Zazzle Bay to Breakers "Run & Give" Charities

Breathe CaliforniaBreathe California is proud to be back for our third year serving as an official beneficiary of the Bay to Breakers 12K. For more than 100 years, Breathe California has been dedicated to fighting lung disease, advocating for clean air and advancing public health here in the Bay Area. By becoming a Breathe California Pledge Runner, you have the opportunity to help our community breathe easier! Become a Breathe Pledge Runner here.

Daraja AcademyJoin the Daraja Academy and help empower young women to change the world! Nike's Girl Effect has recognized Daraja as one of the most effective and innovative organizations focused on conquering gender inequality in the world. Founded by a local, Bay Area couple, Daraja is a unique boarding secondary school for Kenyan girls with top academic ability and exceptional leaderships skills but no means to continue their education.  As a Daraja fundraiser, you will be partnered with a Daraja girl on campus who will be running the race "with you" on the same day in Kenya! Sign up to become a Daraja fundraiser here.

MMRF Power TeamJoin the MMRF PowerTeam and support the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), recognized as one of the most significant innovators in cancer research. Founder Kathy Giusti was just named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, recognition for her leadership and the MMRF's transformational way of developing and conducting medical research and drug development. The work of the MMRF is dramatically improving the outlook for patients with multiple myeloma and other cancers. Nearly 90% of the MMRF total budget goes directly to research and related programming, one reasons the MMRF consistently earns top rankings from the nation's leading charity evaluators. Sign up to join the MMRF PowerTeam and help fund critical cancer research here.

CancerCareCancerCare provides free, professional support services to individuals, families, caregivers, and the bereaved to help them better cope with and manage the emotional and practical challenges arising from cancer. Our services include counseling and support groups, educational publications and workshops, and financial assistance. All of our services are provided by professional oncology social workers and are offered completely free of charge. CancerCare helps more than 100,000 individuals and families in all 50 states each year and provides $5.1 million in financial assistance to more than 32,100 people annually. Learn about becoming a CancerCare fundraiser here.

SFPAThe San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA) launched in October 2011, and combines San Francisco's two preeminent parks advocacy and support organizations, Neighborhood Parks Council (founded 1996) and San Francisco Parks Trust (founded 1971), to create a new, stronger, more effective voice for parks. SFPA brings together the best in advocacy and philanthropy, combining 55 years of experience toward a common goal—to engage citizens in improving their public spaces and providing healthy, safe recreation for all. We are thrilled to partner with Big 5 Sports and the Zazzle Bay to Breakers to bring needed support to parks in San Francisco, including those along the race course, which contribute so much to the health and quality of life of its residents. To learn more, please visit