As of 12/1/17, international card orders will no longer be fulfilled.

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See the You Matter Marathon in action here

"Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach."

—Clarissa Pinkola Estes


The Goal Of the You Matter Marathon

Today people crave connection more than ever, yet feel more isolated than ever. We’re all here for a reason. We’re all essential. We need, and are needed by each other.

Especially now.

The You Matter Marathon is creating and enriching positive connections between people and within communities. Last November people from all 50 states and 59 countries shared 431,460 You Matter cards! This year we’re determined to share 1 Million You Matter cards.

How the You Matter Marathon Came About

A colleague gave me a card saying You Matter on it. I was so touched that I immediately ordered a box of my own cards and began giving them out to family, friends and even strangers.

The impact was magical and inspired the You Matter Marathon so others can experience the magic.

(To see the You Matter Marathon in action, click on this 3-minute video.)


Sign Up and Spread the You Matter Magic

Note: As of 12/1/17, international card orders will no longer be fulfilled.

Step 1: Complete the sign up box to the right. Then click on the “Submit” button to participate in the You Matter Marathon. You can participate as an individual or as an ambassador for a group like a school or business.

Individuals who sign up will receive 30 free You Matter cards (while supplies last).

Once you sign up you’ll receive an email confirming your participation, and giving you all the information you need to have a great Marathon.

Step 2: Share the You Matter Cards. By participating in the Marathon you agree to share 30 You Matter cards during November.

I’m in!

If you have extra YM cards from last year, and don’t need more, please email Cheryl at

We respect your privacy and do not tolerate spam and will never sell, rent, lease or give away your information (name, address, email, etc.) to any third party. Nor will we send you unsolicited email.

Please consider making a small donation to help us defray our postage costs.

You Matter Marathon Magic in Words and Pictures


Thanks to our 2017 Corporate Sponsors


You Matter Marathon is a project of the Urban Affairs Coalition, a 501c3 Non-Profit Charitable Organization. The official registration and financial information of the Urban Affairs Coalition may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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