Donate to the 11th Annual McLaren Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

11th Annual McLaren Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fundraiser

10% raised of $20,000 goal

11th Annual McLaren 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.
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.  


88% raised of $1,000 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:


11% raised of $2,000 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.


1% raised of $5,000 goal
Sheriff PAL Program


2% raised of $2,000 goal
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!


41% raised of $1,000 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.


11% raised of $1,000 goal
March of Dimes


7% raised of $2,000 goal
The Rainbow Connection


10% raised of $2,500 goal
10% raised of $20,000 goal