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Better yourself while bettering others - St. Margaret Foundation's Brian Demchak Hope Virtual Challenge

May 16-22, 2021

Join us May 16-22 for the 2021 Brian Demchak Hope Challenge. We come together as one community to support those in need through the St. Margaret Foundation.

Register and start a team, join a team, or participate as an individual. Choose to fundraise for the St. Margaret Foundation to earn swag while getting fit and helping others. You can run, bike, walk, swim at home, in your neighborhood, or at one of our Foundation team's favorite Challenge locations:

Your Way

Challenge Yourself, Your Way - You choose the time, place, and activity - walk, run, bike, hike, dance, yoga, you name it!

Fox Chapel Favorites

Choose one of our favorite locations - O'Hara Community Park, Beechwood Farms, or Hartwood Acres


Not into the physical challenge? Challenge yourself without leaving your couch by setting up a fundraising page!

PURPOSE: The St. Margaret Foundation's mission is to be a valued source of support for UPMC St. Margaret and the health and wellness of the communities it serves. During COVID-19 the Foundation also raised money to support patients, doctors, and clinical workers of St. Margaret Hospital.

When you sign up for the Brian Demchak Hope Challenge, the money you raise supports our initiative of wellness in the community and it helps those who are less fortunate by providing valuable services and resources to help them maintain their health.

Help us help the patients in the community by stocking St. Margaret's:

  • Food Pantry

  • Clothing Closet

  • Transportation vouchers for free transportation to Chemotherapy, Radiation and Other Treatments

  • Pharmacy vouchers for free medication

  • Patient Medical Equipment - Walkers, Hearing Aids, prosthetic devices, special shoes, humidifiers

REGISTER:  Take a look at the registration options below. Simply click "register now" under your choice to be directed to RunSignUp where you will complete your registration. Make sure to enable virtual results and tracking information so your progress is charted. Go the extra mile by creating your own fundraiser on the RunSignUp platform and have friends and family donate money to support your challenge and St. Margaret Foundation! Be sure to download the app for tracking the distance you are logging. Don't want an app to track you? Add your distance to the printable tracking worksheet to keep track of your accomplishment. Complete your choice of challenge between May 16-22 and share your photos with us on Facebook!

Individual:  Pre-registration through May 10: $30; After May 10:  $35

-Hope Challenge t-shirt

-Finishers certificate





Family of Four:  $90

-(4) Hope Challenge t-shirts

-Finishers Certificates




Individual and Fundraising:  Create a fundraising page and raise $50 for FREE registration

-Hope Challenge t-shirt

-Finishers certificate

-Additional incentive prizes based on total raised


ONLINE FUNDRAISING: You can help support our patients, doctors and nurses on the front line even more by creating a fundraising page and asking your family and friends to donate. All fundraisers receive the official Brian Demchak Hope Challenge t-shirt, and your race registration is free if you set up a fundraising page and raise $50. Raise $100 or more and receive a St. Margaret Foundation quarter zip! Not sure how to create a successful fundraising page? Check out our fundraising tips. Once you're ready to set up your page, you can do so here.


Support our mission through a generous corporate or family foundation sponsorship. Opportunities range from $750-$5,000.

In Kind

Contribute a gift or gift certificate to the prizes we award the race winners.

Virtual Run FAQ

Access Frequently Asked Questions and tips for a "virtual run."

Peer Fundraising

Share your support of the race and Foundation to all of your family and friends by creating a Facebook or CrowdRise fundraising page!

How donations helped in 2020:

  • More than 1,000 patients received medication, food pantry essentials, clean clothing upon discharge when their clothes had been destroyed in the Emergency Department during life-saving treatment, medical equipment, transportation to the hospital and doctor’s offices and much more.

  • Four Free Shuttles provided more than 15,000 rides for individuals who could not otherwise get to the hospital or their doctors’ appointments.

  • During the COVID-19 crisis, nurses and employees who are on the frontline for our community every day and had unexpected childcare expenses due to daycare and school closures, received free box lunches for their children.  Employees who face urgent financial hardship receive support throughout the year.

The mission of St. Margaret Foundation is to be a valued source of support for UPMC St. Margaret and the health and wellness of the communities it serves.

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