Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run & Family Walk
The Mario Lemieux Foundation and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation thank all Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K and 3.3K Participants! Nearly 6,000 people joined us today and 300 participated around the world in the virtual race! A special thanks to all of our Fundraisers who raised over $75,000 for the Lemieux Foundation and Penguins Foundation.
See you all next year!
Created in 1993 by Mario Lemieux, Hockey Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Penguins Owner, the Mario Lemieux Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin’s Playrooms, an initiative that creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities. Since 1998, the Lemieux Foundation has committed over $30 million to cancer research and patient care initiatives in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. Additionally, the Lemieux Foundation has opened 34 Austin’s Playrooms in western Pennsylvania as well as three military playrooms across the country.
Founded in 2010, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is the 501c3 philanthropic hand of the 5X Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. With the belief that “Kids Are The Future,” the Penguins Foundation focuses its efforts on making an impact on the lives of the littlest fans of the Penguins team and organization. Through programs related to the Penguins Foundation’s pillars of playing, growing, helping and learning, the Foundation has been able to make countless assists to the community in just a few short seasons including an overall contribution of $37 million to charitable causes since 2010.