Our mission is simple; to help those families with small children pay their medical bills.
Running River Benefits was started in 2008 as a fundraiser for the founder’s son who was born with a birth defect to help pay for the medical bills. It was then when he saw the potential to help others in similar situations with children in need of medical care and families struggling to pay for it.
He named the organization after his son, River, and began to organize (with much help from his family) events oriented around sporting activities. The goal was to use fun engaging activities for adults to facilitate an event that could raise funds for any particular family that may need assistance. Since then the events have grown more numerous and varied.
We try to help, in a small monetary way, families with young children that have experienced some sort of illness or tragedy that requires significant medical compensation. When we are notified of a particular family, we do an informal meeting/info gathering and make a decision on where the funds from a particular event will be donated.
Running River Benefits is a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization chartered in the State of Colorado.
None of the board of directors or volunteers are compensated for their time.
All proceeds go to the beneficiary once direct event costs are covered.