The Weaver Challenge
While fundraising is not required to participate in DONNA events, it is encouraged. Funds go to The DONNA Foundation to provide financial assistance and support to families living with breast cancer and fund ground breaking breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic. This year, when you raise $500 you’ll receive a refund on entry fees. Fundraising programs launch in September2020 with more fun perks for those who choose to fundraise. More info to come! #TogetherWeWill #EverywhereTogether
Jacksonville philanthropists Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver CHALLENGE you!
You raise $300,000 for a $100,000 match.
Anyone can fundraise. Here’s how it works »
We are thrilled to announce a multi-year grant from the Weaver Family Foundation, challenging us to raise $300,000 for a $100,000 match every year through 2021. There’s only one way for us to reach this goal: Together.
The continuation of the Weaver Challenge for the 2020 DONNA Marathon Weekend marks the 9th year of this unique gift. Since it was first issued in 2012, the Weaver Challenge has encouraged those individuals who serve as fundraisers for the annual race through a matching of funds. With the fulfillment of this match, the Weavers will have donated $900,000 to The DONNA Foundation, which in turn has generated more than $2.4 million to finish breast cancer since the inception of the program.
“Finishing breast cancer will take the effort of all of us, and Wayne and I hope that this challenge will motivate even more support for this critical work. We want to encourage everyone to contribute to The DONNA Foundation so that we can support those living with this terrible disease and accelerate the research that will eradicate it.” – Delores Barr Weaver
“There are no hearts bigger in this community that those of Wayne and Delores Weaver. I’m so incredibly grateful for their continued support. They challenge all of us to dig deeper, to give more of ourselves, and in doing so to make the lives of our neighbors better. They also take the time to be on the race course every year cheering on our runners. It’s become a highlight of the day for me. True treasures.” – Donna Deegan