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$1,236.17

Raise money for Mario Lemieux Foundation

Join the Mario Lemieux Foundation for the 2020 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, receive great prizes and help us raise funds for the Foundation's cancer research, patient care and Austin's Playrooms initiatives!

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.  The Mario Lemieux Foundation was created in 1993 by hockey legend Mario Lemieux.  In that year, Mario was enjoying the greatest season of his brilliant career and on pace to establish a new NHL scoring record. Then he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease.  After a successful battle with Hodgkin's, Mario is now 26 years cancer free and his experience led him to focus on ways to assist those not so fortunate.  He devotes much of his time to the Foundation raising funds to help reach the ultimate goal: a cure for cancer.


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Minimum Fundraising Requirements:

- Full Marathon - $500

- Half Marathon - $400

- $1,000 Marathon Relay Team

- $150 5K

- $50 Kids Marathon

- $50 Toddler Trot

- $50 Pet Walk


Hit the specific fundraising minimum above and receive:
- Lemieux Foundation Running Shirt

- Lemieux Foundation Drawstring Backpack


Hit the fundraising amounts below and receive these prize packages:

$1001-$2499

- Lemieux Foundation Running Shirt

- Lemieux Foundation Drawstring Backpack

- Mario Lemieux Autographed Mini-Helmet


$2500 and Over

- Lemieux Foundation Running Shirt

- Lemieux Foundation Drawstring Backpack

- Mario Lemieux Autographed Mini-Helmet

- Pittsburgh Penguins Jersey Autographed by Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, or Kris Letang (Randomly Selected) 


*Relay Teams will fundraise together using the Team Captain's fundraising page. Please email sspezialetti@mlf66.org if you have any questions. 

Relay Team Fundraising Prize Package:

- Each team member will receive

               - Lemieux Foundation Running Shirt

               - Lemieux Foundation Drawstring Backpack


To learn more about the Mario Lemieux Foundation, visit our website: https://www.mariolemieux.org/ 

Please direct all questions to Stephanie Spezialetti in the Mario Lemieux Foundation office at 412-281-3466 or by emailing sspezialetti@mlf66.org. 

Thank you for your support! 


Thank you for your donation! 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. For more information about the Foundation initiatives, please visit: https://www.mariolemieux.org/ 

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Dec 10 Denise Maradei Run like the wind, Luke! Aunt Denise $54.35
Dec 10 Kathryn Deiter- Maradei From the five of us! $54.35
Dec 03 Lynn & John Run Luke, Run! $54.35
Dec 03 Molly Thomas $11.59
Dec 01 Chad Flowers Happy running and good luck from CR $25.00
Nov 30 Scott Elliott $27.63
Nov 30 Kevin Blount Thanks Grandma Marge for the donation help! $32.97
Nov 29 Sandi Flowers Love and good luck to you and Crosby! Mom $75.00
Nov 29 Crosby $87.00
Nov 29 Ann Hunter Best of luck to you Luke as you prepare for the big event!! 💙 $54.35