Events + Activities

Save the Date — Coming up in 2020

Thank you for a fantastic set of 2019 community events. More opportunities to support our mission are coming your way in 2020! Plan on joining us at one of our favorite annual events, or contact Stuart at stuart@charleysfund.org if you want to start a new one of your own.

Hustle for Muscle Sunset 5K & Happy Hour
Mark your calendars for the 4th annual Hustle for Muscle. Our fastest growing event, “H4M” is a Sunset 5K and Happy hour that brings serious runners, serious walkers, and serious happy-hour’ers alike together to urgently raise funds and awareness for Duchenne research. Start recruiting your team now! Registration will open in early spring and our top fundraisers will win awesome prizes.

 

 

Small kids. BIG Change!Sign up for Small Kids. BIG Change!
Young kids, 4-12(ish), around the country have been taking to the sidewalks and web to help make BIG change for Charley. Our coin collection fundraising campaign teaches small kids that you can make a difference in the world no matter your age. Sign up today to stay up to date on the 2020 SKBC. The 4th official campaign runs from Oct 1 — Dec 1,  but if you are eager to make big change, contact us and we can help you setup a campaign whenever you’re ready. For more information visit: bit.ly/smallkidsbigchange

 

Sip + Shop at Liana Boutique
Join us this spring in saying ‘goodbye to the drab and hello to the fab’ at our second Sip + Shop event at the popular Liana Boutique on NYC’s Upper West Side. You’ll get a first look at the spring collection at this fun, casual shopping event that includes sips, snacks and style. Best of all, a portion of all proceeds will come to Charley’s Fund. Stay tuned for more details and contact us if you’d like to bring a Sip + Shop to a retailer near you!

 


Cheers for Charley Happy Hour

Thirsty for a breakthrough? Then this NYC Charley’s Fund happy hour is for you. Join us this fall as we raise a glass and raise for research at this open-bar event you can feel good about. Keep an eye out for this year’s date and location. If you’re interested in getting more involved, reach out to Stuart for more information about joining the host committee.

Past Events

A BIG thank you to all the kids and families who participated in Small Kids BIG Change 2019. Together we raised more than $16,000 to defeat Duchenne. Missed this year’s campaign? Don’t worry — we’ll be back for year 4 in 2020. Our main campaign starts October 1, but it’s always a good time to make change. Contact us, and we can help you run a program whenever you like. For more information or to sign up for next year’s campaign early, click here or email Stuart at stuart@charleysfund.org.

Thank you for joining us for a very special 10th anniversary Race Against Time on November 23. With your help, what began as a small community event has grown to raise nearly $1.4 million for our mission to defeat Duchenne. We are grateful to everyone who joined us for this year’s special 10 week ‘Race to Raise’ and celebratory gathering at Dwight. Thank you to all who came out to raise and celebrate, and to our sponsors for helping us make this year’s festive food hall and fundraising prize extravaganza possible. Stay tuned for more information about Race 2020.

Special thank you to Ellen Wilner, board member and Race Against Time founder, for making 10 years of Racing possible.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out for our first Cheers for Charley bar night at the Ainsworth on NYC’s Lower East Side. With your help we raised more than $6,000 for research. Thank you for helping us fueling the fight to make Duchenne history.

Special thanks to our host committee who made this night possible. Interested in joining next year’s host committee or bringing Cheers for Charley to a local bar near you? Reach out to Stuart at stuart@charleysfund.org. Stay tuned for details for next year!

 

 

Thank you for knocking it out of the park!

Everyone knows that the third time’s supposedly a charm, but does it actually work that way? It most certainly did for our 3rd annual Hustle for Muscle 5K and Happy Hour! Held on May 2 in NYC’s Riverside Park, we had a larger crowd than ever before (200+), the rain held out until everyone was under cover, and — most important — we exceeded our fundraising goal! Repeat runners and new faces came together to run (or walk) the course, raise a glass, and come through with a grand total of $83,200 to help defeat Duchenne. Our top fundraisers competed for fantastic prizes including dinner for 10 at Del Friscos steakhouse, a weekend getaway to the Berkshires, and a guided wine tasting with snacks at Tribeca hotspot Terroir.

Huge thanks to our top fundraisers Jeremy Chase, Jami Moore, Doreen Meyers and Samantha Kaplan. Each of our awesome teams brought something extra-special to the table, but we have to share two favorite highlights from our top fundraising teams. “I’ve Got The Runs” definitely wins for best team name. “Chachi’s Cheerleaders” gets big-time credit for bringing the most people (80 plus teammates!!

Want to join us in 2020? Mark your calendar’s – HUSTLE is back May 7th in Riverside Park!

Join us Dec 6th at Liana on NYC's UWS for a sip + shop to benefit Charley's Fund!

A giant thank you to Liana and board member Ellen Wilner for a fantastic Sip + Shop event at Liana Boutique on New York’s Upper West Side! More than $3,500 was raised for research — and a great time had by all, sipping and shopping with our wonderful supporters.

Interested in organizing your own Sip + Shop event? It’s one of our favorite new ways to speed research progress! Contact Stuart at Stuart[at]charleysfund.org.

2018 Race Against Time

This year’s 2018 Race Against Time raised nearly $150,000 for research! Thank you to all our participants, donors, supporters, and volunteers for making this year’s carnival-themed race a massive success. Stay tuned for updates on our 2019 race! And in the meantime, please visit our Facebook page for pictures from the 2018 event.

THANK YOU for a BLOCKBUSTER 2018 Hustle for Muscle! Our second annual sunset 5K and happy hour in Riverside Park was another night to remember — and a massive boost for our mission — with our biggest crowd and fundraising total yet… more than $63,000 to defeat Duchenne!

Ready to help us rock the next Hustle for Muscle? Mark your calendars – 2019 H4M is happening Thursday May 2! More details coming soon.

And click here to check out some of our favorite 2018 photos on facebook!

Charley’s Fund 2017 Hustle for Muscle 5K & Happy Hour

Date: Thursday, May 4th

Location: Riverside Park, NYC

Thank you to everyone who participated! We crushed our $25,000 goal and raised almost $40,000. We look forward to hustling with you again next year. To view pictures, visit our Facebook page.