FAQ

How can I get involved as a volunteer for MOTR?

Moms on the Run has been very fortunate to be supported by 200 volunteers that put on the various events on Mother’s Day. Currently, we may need a few more Race Marshals for the 10K race route. Go to “ABOUT US” on the top banner and find the VOLUNTEERS & STAFF information and registration area. Someone will contact you and see how you can help Moms on the Run.

What types of cancer do you assist local women with?

We currently assist woman going through treatment for breast cancer and all other women’s cancers.

How do we differ from other cancer fund raisers?

Many outstanding associations exist to help in the research and emotional support of women with various cancers. Moms on the Run has identified the everyday financial needs of a woman impacted by women's cancers such as groceries, rent, car payments, gas, child care and medications, etc. that become family and personal financial impracticalities as a result of the effects of treatments which may impair a women’s ability to work.

What is the farthest point of geographical assistance?

We help women who reside in Northern Nevada.

Why don’t you assist men with cancer?

Currently, our resources are limited and require us to focus our support to our original target of Northern Nevada women with breast cancer and other women's cancers.

How do you apply for assistance?

Click here to download the Financial Assistance Application and mail it to 5995 S. Virginia St., Reno, Nevada 89502.

What other events does MOTR hold to raise money?

All funds for Moms on the Run are raised through our main event which is the 5k/10k Run Walk every Mother's Day. We also hold two other major fund raisers in May: The Runway for Life Fashion Show and the Ride for the Tatas Motorcycle Poker Run. We also hold small fundraisers throughout the year like our "Jewelry for the Jugs" and "Purses for a Purpose" events. You can drop off your used jewelry and purses at any Pinocchio's Restaurant. We will sell the used items at our other fundraising events. Please call 826-5117 for more information.

Who decides on where the money goes?

Ultimately, the board of directors of Moms on the Run is responsible for the allocation of financial assistance. Currently, Moms on the Run receives application of funds through the Reno Cancer Foundation on a monthly basis and approves their distribution based upon their recommendation and the Moms on the Run Financial Assistance Policy.

Is there a limit on how much you’ll give to one recipient?

Currently, no specific maximum limit is specified. Each person’s financial situation is reviewed on an individual basis. Consideration is always given to providing financial aid to the broadest number of women possible.

How can I view Moms on the Run Form 990 Income Tax Returns?

Please contact Barbara at (775) 826-5117 or admin@momsontherun.info to set up an appointment to view our Form 990 Income Tax Returns or you can register and login to GuideStar at www.guidestar.org and search “Mom’s on the Run”. Viewing Form 990’s via GuideStar is easy and free.