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Fundraising & Special Events

Kennedy Krieger Institute events are uplifting, enjoyable and a great way to bring family and community together. With a variety of fundraisers, professional conferences and special events related to the important work done at Kennedy Krieger Institute, you're sure find a number of areas in which you can get involved. From continuing education conferences for both professionals and caregivers, to major fundraising events and local organization meetings, there are numerous opportunities from which you can choose. Please take a moment to explore all of the exciting things that are happening and make plans to attend and support our work.

Several Institute events, such as Festival of Trees and ROAR for Autism, help raise significant funding for our programs. The success of these events relies heavily on much appreciated corporate sponsorships, volunteers and your continued support.

Featured Event:


Baltimore Running Festival 2015

Baltimore Running Festival Logo


Registration for our 4th annual Kennedy Krieger Institute's Baltimore Running Festival Charity Team is now open! This year's Baltimore Running Festival is taking place on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Learn more.

Run for THEIR Lives

Run for Their Lives


The Zombie Run is a is a national series of runs including: The Zombie Run, The Zombie Run: Extreme, and Black Ops. But don't just run from zombies, run for their lives — kids battling brain injuries and disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Learn more.

Volunteers are Always Welcome

Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and corporations who are interested in donating their time and talents. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" Volunteering can be a very rewarding answer to that question. Volunteers are needed for all of our special events and are always welcome and much appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering for these or any other events, please contact events@kennedykrieger.org to keep your address up-to-date in our database.

If you are interested in obtaining more information about these events, please contact the Special Events Team at 443-923-7300. If you are interested in helping Kennedy Krieger by organizing a benefit or by volunteering as a fundraiser, please visit our "Plan Your Event" page.