Has raised more than $2 million since 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 20, 2016) — The 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Charity Module Program has raised nearly $200,000 in 2016 for local charities. Overall, 33 different charitable organizations benefitted from the program by having individual runners and running teams participate in the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana on April 30. The Charity Module has raised more than $2 million since its inception in 2005.
The charities will be recognized at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Audubon Country Club. A check will be presented to all organizations for the monies they raised over the course of the 2016 Charity Module Program.
House of Ruth, a Louisville charity that offers housing and support services with a holistic focus on individuals who are HIV-positive, will also be recognized as the “Charity of Year” for this year’s program. The “Charity of the Year” is determined by the best charity to administer the program through recruitment, retention and fundraising. 2016 was the fourth consecutive year House of Ruth participated in the program, and they raised more than $5,000.