The DONNA Foundation is a non-profit organization in Northeast Florida producing the only marathon in the U.S. dedicated to breast cancer research, awareness and care. Its mission is to provide financial assistance and support to individuals living with breast cancer and fund ground breaking breast cancer research.
The DONNA Foundation provides financial assistance for the critical needs of women and men living with breast cancer. To date, The DONNA Foundation has served more than 10,000 families. The DONNA Foundation also helped to develop and maintain the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program. Ongoing funding from the foundation make it possible for the laboratory team not only to conduct state of the art breast cancer research, including the widely publicized Triple Negative Breast Cancer Vaccine Trials, but also provide genomics support for studies in all cancers.
Held annually on the second weekend in February, DONNA Marathon Weekend attracts runners and supporters from all 50 states and 20 countries. In addition to funding The DONNA Foundation, DONNA Marathon Weekend drives close to $5 million in economic impact to the community each year.
Since the Inaugural race in 2008, The DONNA Foundation has dispersed $5 million of race proceeds towards its vision to finish breast cancer.
The 10th Anniversary DONNA National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer will be held Friday, February 10 – Sunday, February 12, 2017.