This year MITM is proud to support the Shining Stars Foundation. For each registration we will be donating $5 to this worthy orgainization. Please visit their website at www.shiningstarsfoundation.org to learn more about this group and the important work they do. Mission of the Shining Stars Foundation To provide sport, recreational, cultural, and outreach programs for children and young adults with cancer and life threatening diseases at no cost to the child or their family. In order to accomplish our mission, the Shining Stars Foundation has established the following goals: To introduce children and young adults with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses to recreation and sports programs, through which they can gain self-confidence, physical endurance, independence and self-determination. Most importantly we try to instill the â€œwill to liveâ€ for these challenged youngsters who so often see no hope for their future. To create and foster an ongoing support network through diversified outreach programs for these children and their families so that they learn from their shared experiences and lean on each other in times of need. To partner with local schools and the "Kids Helping Kids" program in order to engage students in helping the Shining Stars Foundation and develop the importance of philanthropy and volunteering as well as promoting understanding of children with cancer and life threatening diseases.