The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents the 39th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.
We are honored to be Bloomsday's 2015 charity of the year. Your donation will help us prepare these children for school and life success.
Amazing technological advances allow children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak. But...
After being fitted with cochlear implants, baha devices, or hearing aids, children will not automatically be able to listen and talk. These skills must be taught.
HOPE School helps children with hearing loss learn to listen and speak by:
You Can Help These Children Have Bright Futures!
With your support, HOPE School can help all children with hearing loss access the listening and spoken language education that will set them on the path toward school and life success.
Thank you Bloomies!
Bloomsday's support of the Northeast Community Center this year is part of an overall commitment to non-profit organizations and programs that benefit the community. Over the years, organizations given Official Bloomsday Charity designation (and funding from donations from Bloomsday participants) have included Friends of the Centennial Trail, Team Parkinson & Parkinson's Regional Center of Spokane, Eastern Washington Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Cancer Patient Care, YMCA/YWCA Capital Campaign, SNAP, Hospice of Spokane, Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center.
The Lilac Bloomsday Association is itself a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission "To promote national and international sports competition and fitness education for the civic betterment, social improvement, and physical well-being of the general public." Among the programs Bloomsday supports as part of this mission is the 10-week Fit For Bloomsday run-jog-walk program that is implemented each year in about 70 elementary schools, with over 7,000 kids participating. Bloomsday also sponsors the All City Elementary Cross Country Meet each fall, where nearly 1,000 children compete. And Bloomsday also sponsors travel each year for 30 of the region's top cross country runners to compete in the Foot Locker West Regional Cross Country Championships in southern California.
In addition, Bloomsday supports nearly 20 non-profits every year by giving them donated booth space in the Trade Show (and paying for setup of those booths). So whether producing an event that encourages health and wellness, supporting youth fitness activities, or giving a boost to other non-profit organizations, Bloomsday remains committed to playing an active role in the life of the Greater Spokane community.