Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Named 2011 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation


The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon received the 2011 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation Award from the East Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionalson November 4that the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon at the Champaign Country Club.This event is held annually by the organization to recognize outstanding philanthropists and volunteers in our area.

This award recognizes an Outstanding Philanthropic Organization (civic or service) for its record of financial support for worthwhile non-profit organizations in a community, state or nationally. The criteria for the award includes: corporation provides direct financial support; corporation supports projects in the community or nationally; and the impact of financial support the corporation provides.  Since the inception of the race, more than $62,000 has been donated from the race owners to Developmental Services Center, Larkin’s Place at the Y, the C-U School Foundation and the Eastern Illinois Food Bank.  These funds have helped to make a substantial difference in the lives of people and families in Champaign County. 

“We are truly honored to receive this recognition.  We are so blessed to have numerous local programs, services and resources here in east central Illinois,” said Alan Gleghorn, Christie Clinic’s Chief Executive Officer. “The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon is pleased to be among them, and privileged to be able to give back to those who have given so much to the quality of life in our communities.”

About The East Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
The East Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is one of 220 chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  The organization’s mission is to advance fundraising and philanthropy through education, training, advocacy and recognition.

About the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon

The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon was created by Go Far Events, based in West Fargo, ND, in 2008.  In October 2010, C-U Marathon, LLC was formed by six local community leaders who purchased the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon from Go Far Events.  It is the goal of the owners to keep the marathon as a community-based, health focused road race event.  In the past three years, this event has attracted runners from 47 states and 12 countries, becoming a premier U.S. marathon and half-marathon event.

About Christie Clinic
Christie Clinic has provided health care to the residents of central Illinois for 82 years. It is the oldest multi-specialty medical group practice in central Illinois. Christie Clinic has clinics on University Avenue, Windsor Road, and Fox Drive in Champaign; the Christie Clinic Cancer Center and CU Sleep in Champaign; satellite clinics in Danville, Mahomet, Mattoon, Rantoul, Tuscola, and Urbana; and Convenient Care at Christie on Windsor (Champaign), Christie in Urbana, Christie in Danville on Vermilion, and in County Market on Kirby & Duncan in Champaign. For more information about Christie Clinic, visit