When you support or become a Finathon® fundraiser,  you take the future of our ocean into your own hands. There’s no set formula for the Finathon – the possibilities are as vast as the ocean. Just choose the fundraising challenge that is right for you and get started or check out our awesome participants for inspiration! 

Not sure how and when to start? Support or start a fundraising challenge this #EndangeredSpeciesDay, May 19 to raise awareness and critical funds for a thriving ocean.

Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all walks of life to celebrate the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions we can all take to help protect them.

With alarming reports that more than 1,200 species are affected by marine litter and one quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™,  it’s time to get a lot tougher for ocean protection.

Across the planet, ocean lovers are harnessing their passion and getting down and dirty to raise funds for ocean protection with Project AWARE®’s first Global Tough Mudder Team. They are training hard to endure challenging obstacle courses, deep gooey mud and exhaustion as they battle it out to help save endangered species.  Marathon runners in Chicago and New York City have already committed to their fundraising goals to show their support. Other fundraisers choose swimathons, bakeathons, cyclethons and reach out to friends and family to ask for support for their chosen challenge.

What will your challenge be? Join forces with Project AWARE and show the world your concern for marine species this Endangered Species Day and everyday. Start now by clicking Signup at the top of this page or choose a Finathon fundraiser or team that you would like to support.

Your support helps Project AWARE:

  • Fight to stop the ugly journey of our trash
  • Insist on full protections for the most vulnerable shark and ray species
  • Negotiate policies that ensure a sustainable future for our ocean and its wildlife

Over the past 25 years, we’ve stayed at the forefront of emerging ocean issues and pressing global challenges. Together we are proof that even in the face of tremendous conservation challenges we can connect as a community, drive action and influence positive change. Every shared victory, challenge and story keeps us inspired, motivated and pressing forward to the next.

Our Finathon Fundraisers’ dedication and creativity fuel grassroots action and policy change necessary to ensure a clean, healthy ocean planet today and in the future.

This Endangered Species Day become a Finathon® fundraiser!


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