Run the Pittsburgh Marathon and support the Mario Lemieux Foundation

The Mario Lemieux Foundation has been a participating charity in the Pittsburgh Marathon since the event’s return in 2008. Runners supporting the Mario Lemieux Foundation runners have raised nearly $400,000 for cancer research and patient care. 

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Little Moo

Little Moo merges comfort and luxury to create super soft blankets in three sizes that soothe sleepers of all ages. Crafted from 100% organic cotton and bamboo blends, Little Moo strives to also create staple garments for your little one’s closet all the while giving back to children in need by donating a portion of all sales to Austin’s Playroom, a project of the Mario Lemieux Foundation.

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Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!

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Purchase Toys for Austin's Playrooms

Austin’s Playrooms seek to benefit families and improve the quality of a child’s hospital experience whether as a visitor or patient by establishing cheerful playrooms that are safe, calming and comfortable. You can make a monetary donation that will specifically go towards purchasing toys for our Playrooms. Designate a specific playroom by typing the name of the Playroom in the notes section.

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Combined Federal Campaign

Through the Combined Federal Campaign, federal employees support the Foundation through payroll deductions. Pledges made during the annual campaign season help us to fund Austin’s Military Playrooms. If you’re a federal government or military employee, and you’d like to give through the CFC, please use CFC code #77647.

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Online Auction Events

The Mario Lemieux Foundation holds multiple online auction events each year, featuring memorabilia from Mario Lemieux, the Pittsburgh Penguins and across the sports world.

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The Mario Mosaic

The Mario Mosaic is made up of over 21,000 photos from Pittsburgh Penguins fans and Mario Lemieux Foundation supporters who generously donated to be a part of this tribute. The general public can view the Mosaic in PPG Paints Arena during regular business hours free of charge, even without a ticket to a Penguins game or concert event. There are two kiosks located in PPG Paints Arena with the same search capabilities as Use the kiosks to find your photograph, then locate your picture in the actual Mario Mosaic!

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United Way

The Mario Lemieux Foundation is a registered agency with United Way. The Mario Lemieux Foundation agency code is 9148.

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