10th Annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fundraiser

4% raised of $100,000 goal

10th Annual Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fundraiser

The Brooksie Way is one of Oakland County’s premier ​quality of life events. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson began the Brooksie Way races to promote Oakland County and encourage people to become more physically active.
OUCARES - OU Center for Autism Outreach
Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES) has a mission of improving the quality of life of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their families, and our larger community by offering quality and comprehensive programming across the lifespan.

We work with over 2,000 individuals impacted by Autism annually by offering recreational sports, social and life skills training, employment skills programs, parents supports, and community events.   OUCARES programming is designed for 3 year olds through adults on the Autism Spectrum.

YOU can make a difference and help improve the quality of life of individuals impacted by Autism by donating to OUCARES. Donations will be used to develop programs, purchase much-needed supplies, offer participant scholarships, and expand our outreach.  

THANK YOU for your generous support!


100% raised of $1,500 goal
North Oakland Family YMCA - YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
The Y is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.


0% raised of $5,000 goal
Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit
Our Program is 100% Free. Whether you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, or have recently lost someone to cancer, there is a place for you at Gilda’s Club. Since 1998, more than 10,000 individuals and families have visited our Clubhouse in Royal Oak or one of our off-site locations with hospital partners around Metro Detroit. Today, we have more than 10,000 members. Our program provides support and networking groups, educational lectures, workshops and social activities for cancer patients, their loved ones, and those who are bereft.


17% raised of $1,000 goal
St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Rochester - "Tiny Homes" Project
In 2017, St. Paul’s members will be participating in the Brooksie Way fundraiser to raise $30,000 to help Cass Community Social Services in Detroit build a tiny house. During the year we plan to have a visit from Rev. Faith Fowler and the future homeowner of the house. We hope to send teams down to Detroit to help build, paint, furnish and decorate someone’s new home.


0% raised of $35,000 goal
Grace Centers of Hope
As a part of our recovery programs at Grace Centers of Hope, we promote health and wellness through physical activity and healthy eating. We recognize exercise as a very important part of the recovery process for those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Our desire is to help our residents establish HEALTHY routines they can embrace for a lifetime! We are encouraging individuals and families in the community to become more physically active as well by joining our residents and staff as we participate in the RACE 4 GRACE at the BROOKSIE WAY.

We invite anyone passionate about promoting health and wellness to RUN with us and/or join us in our fundraising efforts for this event. We anticipate 500+ runners joining us and we encourage them to raise or contribute $300 each to Grace Centers of Hope.


7% raised of $20,000 goal
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA)
OLHSA is proud to once again be a Brooksie Way official charity! Your support means OLHSA will financially benefit and be able to help people and change even more lives, right here in Oakland County.

Thank you for being part of Brooksie Way, and choosing to also benefit OLHSA. 

OLHSA is a Community Action Agency improving the quality of life for people facing crisis while strengthening families, communities, seniors and youth since 1964. Over 209,000 services were provided in 2016 in the pursuit of helping people and changing lives.  


1% raised of $2,500 goal
Teacher’s Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning Together

Teacher's Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning Together is an intervention program that pairs troubled youth with hard-to-adopt shelter dogs for a multi-week workshop in positive, reward-based dog training and behavior modification in an effort to make the dogs more adoptable.  Since 2005, we have worked with more than 2,200 kids and 3,100 dogs in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties!  

The mission of Teacher's Pet is to empower at-risk youth to improve in the areas of empathy, patience, impulse control, perseverance and hope. Participants are paired with hard-to-adopt rescue dogs for positive, reward-based dog training to increase the dogs' chances of becoming adopted and remaining in their homes permanently.   

See Teacher's Pet through the lens of CBS's Eye on Detroit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-S3QW3kpvQ


7% raised of $2,500 goal
Sheriff PAL Program


100% raised of $0 goal
4% raised of $100,000 goal