2018 Summer Direct Impact Project

Noah Wilson was diagnosed with cancer in April of 2014 at the age of six, but never let it change his passion to help others. He always had a huge heart and was constantly looking for ways to help people. His love for others did not change even when he was facing a devastating diagnosis. When his treatment began, he found himself getting pokes almost daily. The hospital where he was being treated did not have ‘cool’ bandages, leaving the […]

Half-Giant Half Marathon

Our fourth event of 2018 was the Half-Giant Half Marathon, dedicated with love to the gamekeeper with a huge presence and an equally huge heart. Being concerned as we all are about the care of magical creatures, our two charity partners for this event were Toucan Rescue Ranch, and Goats of Anarchy. Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) focuses on the care, rehabilitation and study of Costa Rican wildlife including toucans, owls and sloths! TRR receives and cares for confiscated, sick and […]

Forgotten 5k

Our third event of 2018 was in honor of our most unlikely hero, Neville Longbottom. Despite the losses he suffered, Neville never forgot about the power of family. With this firmly in mind, our charity partner for the third event of 2018 was the Hispanic Federation and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition, specifically chosen to support the Coalition’s ‘Keeping Families Together Initiative’. All Coalition members work to keep immigrant children and families safe and together. This is a huge undertaking, […]

DA 5k

The second event of 2018 was the DA 5k. Facing impossible odds, the students in D.A. came together to change their future. In January of 2016 the world mourned the loss of Alan Rickman, and we decided to honor him by running for Debate Mate, a charity Alan enthusiastically supported. Many young people face an uncertain future simply because they are growing up in poverty. By the age of seven, children growing up in poverty are more than twice as likely […]

Nargle 9k

We began the 2018 season with the Nargle 9k. Luna warned us of dangers that could not be seen! There are people going through a battle with AIDS, and we have their backs: our charity partner for this event was Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA). BC/EFA helps men, women and children across the country and across the street receive lifesaving medications, health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance. In the ultimate example of Transfiguration in the Muggle World, […]