Team M.A.D. Charities An IRS-Recognized 501(c)(3) Community Partnership Program

Since 2006, Team M.A.D. has raised close to $250,000 for CT-based nonprofits!

Team M.A.D. was formed by an ad hoc group of dedicated volunteers in 2006 and is a 501(c)(3)!

From 2006 to 2016, we served as an official Hartford Marathon Foundation charity and trained runners to complete the half marathon (13.1 miles) or marathon (26.2 miles) while raising money for an annually designated charity.

In 2017, we decided that we wanted to try to make an even bigger impact. So, we organized the first Steam Train Half Marathon & Relay.

In 2022 we will be returning to our roots and running in multiple events including the UCONN Health Half Marathon, The Old Wethersfield 5k/10k and The Hartford Marathon.  We are hopeful we can Make a Difference for several local non-profits.


 2020 -2021

 Inactive Due to Covid-19


 Community Health Resources

Donation Amount: $6,000

Deep River Fire Department

Donation Amount: $1,500

Deep River Ambulance

Donation Amount: $1,500

Connecticut River Museum

Donation Amount: $3,000




Community Health Resources

Donation Amount: $10,000

We were on board from the first time we met and learned of Team MAD’s mission and their innovative idea to launch the Steam Train Half Marathon. The event in 2017 was spectacular and attracted runners from across the country. CHR was so proud to be part of the first event and look forward to once again being a beneficiary and supporting the 2018 Half Marathon!

In addition, we are extremely grateful for the generous donation Team MAD presented to CHR! As a non-profit behavioral healthcare agency, we rely on charitable donations to help continue and enhance life-saving programs for children, families and adults whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addictions or trauma. Like Team MAD, we believe in the power of exercise to change and improve lives and deeply appreciate Team MAD’s commitment to a help people in our community lead happier, healthier lives.

Maureen McGuire



Donation Amount: $3,215

On Flag Day, June 14, 2008, a dedicated team of runners ran across America from Fort Irwin, CA to Arlington National Cemetery, one mile for every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For ten weeks, team members marked each mile with an American flag and sign card in an apolitical reflection of remembrance of each service member.

Each year since the run across America, runners from around the world have joined Run for the Fallen in remembering our fallen. Over 50,000+ participants and over 200,000+ miles have been collectively run in remembrance of those fallen in OIF and OEF.

Run for the Fallen CT is dedicated to honoring Connecticut’s fallen heroes through public events and community outreach. It also serves as a larger reflection of all United States service men and women killed in all conflicts to ensure our heroes are never forgotten.

The annual memorial run is an apolitical remembrance gathering in support of the families, friends, and comrades of service members killed in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and other post-9/11 conflicts.


Donation Amount: $3,215

OutRUN 38 is people helping people; their goals are to promote fitness and healthy living, heighten international awareness of Cystic Fibrosis, and generate a financial backing to meet their ultimate goal of finding a cure. One small action for a friend can evolve into a world of good.



Donation Amount: $8,989

KNOX was started by city councilwoman Betty Knox in 1966 when she established a trust fund to help improve the city. Following her death, during its first decade, KNOX developed two areas of focus – funding community development and operating “greening” programs.

KNOX coordinates a variety of greening programs, including workforce training, Community Gardening Program, Blooms Planters, Trees for Hartford Neighborhoods, Green Team, and Hartford Cleans Up. KNOX is an ever-growing coalition of residents, volunteers, corporate partners, and community organizations that support Hartford’s people and environment.



Donation Amount: $9,519

The Baby Alex Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which provides grants for pediatric brain injury research and pediatric brain injury patient and family support.


The Baby Alex Foundation is dedicated to support the neurological health of children. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation raises funds for grants to researchers engaged in pediatric brain injury research, to include:

  1. Brain injury prevention.
  2. Brain injury rehabilitation.
  3. Interventions for cognitive, motor and neurological impairments.
  4. Patient and family education and support.


  1. To support the underfunded research into the causes, preventions, interventions and therapies that would give newborns, babies, children and young adults who suffer brain injuries an improved prognosis.
  2. To support pediatric brain injury patients and their families through the establishment of Alex’s Libraries in NICU’s and PICU’s around the country.



Donation Amount: $11,643

Founded in January 2000, the House of Heroes™ is a nonprofit organization serving our nation’s military and public safety veterans (and their spouses) who are disabled, living on a fixed income, or facing other physical/financial challenges. Volunteers perform minor repairs and make improvements to the homes of veterans and their spouses at no cost to the veteran th]rough the generosity of individuals, civic organizations, and corporations.



Donation Amount: $11,990

Mission: The mission of the Children’s Advancement Fund, Inc. is to help children with special needs realize their highest potential for a more independent life as they become active participants in our society without placing a financial burden on families. It is the goal of CAF to eventually provide every child with the therapies that are needed but have not been able to afford such services.

Background: Children with special needs in Hartford and Middlesex will now have access to therapies that were once out of their reach due to the lack of medical coverage because of the formation of the Children’s Advancement Fund (CAF) Inc. The nonprofit organization will provide funding for Occupation, Physical and Speech and Language therapies to children with special needs whose families cannot afford them.



Donation Amount: $11,686

Crayons for Cancer’s mission is to be passionately committed to helping ease the financial burdens of families whose children are currently suffering from the devastating effects of cancer. Their goal is to raise money by selling fun and cute-shaped crayons to replenish Family Funds and Treasure Chests at children’s hospitals nation-wide while teaching children the value of helping others. Team MAD raised $11,686 that was used to support these funds including at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, CT.



Donation Amount: $18,460

American Warrior began in 2006 when their founder had the opportunity to visit the the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. During the visit Christopher Coutu realized the one thing missing from the Memorial was World War II Veterans. Chris knew that most Veterans were unable to see their memorial as his grandfather and six great uncles never had the opportunity. From his experience, Chris Coutu had a vision to motivate hundreds to make a patriotic difference and send these CT heroes to their Memorial. In 2010, Team MAD contributed $18,460 to this vision.



Donation Amount: $22,076

The NICU at St. Francis Hospital is a place where sophisticated medical technology and human compassion are united.  The NICU provides the most advanced care available for high-risk newborns.  Team MAD donated $22,076 to the NICU for the purchase of a critical piece of equipment that aids in the detection of seizure activity in their tiniest patients.



Donation Amount: $31,420

My Sisters’ Place was founded in 1982 as shelter to provide a safe and nurturing place for single women and women with infants and children in Hartford who had nowhere else to turn. Today, the organization has grown to encompass three permanent sites, which provide a wide-range of transitional and supportive housing and housing coordination/rapid re-housing services for women, children and men throughout the Greater Hartford community.

Even though the scope of our services has expanded over time, our mission still remains the same as it did over three decades ago: to end homelessness by empowering people through new, innovative cost-effective and compassionate approaches



Our mission is to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome, by promoting equity, opportunities, inclusion, and by empowering them and their families in all aspects of life.

We believe every person has inherent worth and dignity regardless of ability or disability.

All individuals have the right to direct their future; have control over how they live their lives, where, and with whom; and have authority over the resources that support them.

Individuals who have Down syndrome, their families, professionals, service providers and the general public should receive accurate and timely information about the rich lives of individuals who have Down syndrome from prenatal diagnosis through birth, childhood and adulthood.

Everyone concerned for individuals who have Down syndrome and for those who have similar needs should work together for the common good of all and speak with a unified voice to our legislators and public officials.

Individuals who have Down syndrome should be educated, be employed, live and play in the same classrooms, the same enterprises, the same living spaces and the same activities where people would go if they did not have Down syndrome. Toward this end, DS ACT supports federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies that provide accommodations and supports in natural community settings.