WACO, Texas, April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MaximusLife, a leading social impact platform for companies, nonprofits and individuals, today announced it will be teaming up with Magnolia for the home and lifestyle brand's second annual Silo District Marathon. Magnolia will leverage MaximusLife's virtual fundraising capabilities to connect with those who are unable to be in Waco for this year's marathon. Profits from this year's Silo District Marathon will once again benefit the Brave Like Gabe Foundation and Waco's McClinton Cancer Center.
The Silo District Marathon was started in 2018 by Chip Gaines after a chance encounter with Gabrielle "Gabe" Grunewald, a professional runner who has been battling a few forms of rare cancer for the past 10 years. This chance meeting inspired Chip to set out and train for his first marathon which, thanks to Gabe's ongoing support and encouragement, he was able to complete last year (ie the inaugural Silo District Marathon). The Silo District Marathon returns for its second year on Sunday, April 28. This USATF-certified race is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
"It's amazing that they're taking this cause on with this event, and I totally appreciate that," said Gabrielle Grunewald. "Chip is a guy who just wants to give back to a variety of causes, and I feel very fortunate and grateful that he sees rare cancer research as one of those worthy causes."
Those who wish to get involved are encouraged to join the Silo District Virtual Marathon, where participants will have an opportunity to win a number of unique prizes including a flyaway trip for two to a Silo District Marathon Experience Weekend with an exclusive tour of Waco, more than $1,000 in Magnolia gift cards, a private VIP tour of Magnolia Market at the Silos and much more.
MaximusLife is the leading social impact and fundraising platform for nonprofits, companies and individuals. The platform integrates charitable giving directly with consumer based popular mobile lifestyle apps and devices. MaximusLife users can unlock donations and create social impact simply by walking or 100+ activities. The platform also supports global charities through workplace wellness and CSR programs. For more information, please visit www.maximuslife.com.
Magnolia is a Waco-based home and lifestyle brand founded by Chip and Joanna Gaines in 2003. For the Gaineses, what started as a tiny home decor shop in 2003 has since grown to include a number of businesses included Magnolia Market at the Silos, Magnolia Table, Silos Baking Co. and quarterly magazine, Magnolia Journal, among other ventures.