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2016 Chicago Marathon

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owner profile imageMy story and why I run for Open Heart Magic
September 26, 2016

       I was first diagnosed with left ventricular cardiomyopathy just after memorial day weekend in 2013.  I was 37 at the time and had  See more

BENEFITING: OPEN HEART MAGIC

ORGANIZER: OPEN HEART MAGIC

EVENT: 2016 Open Heart Magic Charity Team

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016

Craig Schultz

THE STORY:

OPEN HEART MAGIC wrote -

Be a Hero for Kids! Run for Charity. Take on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Your hard work will help bring magic and smiles to thousands of kids and their families at their bedsides and help grow programs at ten hospitals in the Chicago area in 2016.The funds raised by the Charity Team will fund expansion to new hospital partners and allow for significant growth – which means we get to see more kids. The Charity Team is one of the main reasons we were able to reach over 9,400 kids one-on-one at their bedside in 2014. Your participation will have a huge impact.

Our runners and athletes come from all walks of life. From serious Crossfit athletes & marathoners to first time runners who want to run for charity, they all make the choice to be awesome.

When you join the team and run for charity, your efforts will help kids and their families at the following hospitals:

  • Advocate Children’s Hospital – Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Children’s Hospital – Park Ridge
  • Alexian Brothers Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Central DuPage Hospital
  • Lurie’s Children’s Hospital
  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • NorthShore Evanston Hospital
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital

About OHM

Open Heart Magic has pioneered an innovative way to reach children who are being treated for serious illness through the surprise, excitement and wonder of magic performed at their hospital bedside.

Our personalized interactions help children feel special, more confident and empowered during a scary and stressful time. By inviting them to be a part of the interaction, we energize kids and help them find the strength they need to heal. Because our Bedside Magic performances are one-on-one, we’re able to work with kids of all ages, regardless of physical or developmental restrictions. Our performances benefit the parents and siblings of these patients who are experiencing stress as well.

Open Heart Magic has seen incredible growth since it’s inception in 2004. The community of rock star volunteer magicians has grown drastically. In 2012 there were 38 magicians. And beginning in 2016, there are 120 magicians changing the hospital experience across Chicago. 

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To This Fundraiser

$400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Amanda Taylor

    $25

  • Dan Doyle

    $35

  • Melanie Koreman

    $10

  • Kim Ryan

    $50

  • Lindsay Hirschfield

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ed & Nancy Reyes

    $25

  • Frank White

    $25

  • Lynn Starr

    $20

  • Bronson & Betty Gibertini

    $50

  • Valerie Gonzalez

    $25

  • Steve Pimental

    $25

  • Tracy Rosenstiehl

    $35

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The Team: $88,855 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Lesak

Amount Raised

$12,160

 

122% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Justin Samaniego

Amount Raised

$6,983

 

116% Raised of$6,000 Goal

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Sue Walton

Amount Raised

$2,700

Fundraiser Title

Sean McNamara

Amount Raised

$2,667

 

178% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Ryan Carpenter

Amount Raised

$2,275

Fundraiser Title

Brian Emmerick

Amount Raised

$1,901

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Brianna Weyers

Amount Raised

$1,894

 

146% Raised of$1,300 Goal

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Kelly Walker

Amount Raised

$1,875

Donor Comments

Tracy Rosenstiehl

Tracy Rosenstiehl

DONATION: $35

Congratulations, Craig, on a fine first Marathon finish! 3 years ago

Steve Pimental

Steve Pimental

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Valerie Gonzalez

Valerie Gonzalez

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Bronson & Betty Gibertini

Bronson & Betty Gibertini

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Lynn Starr

Lynn Starr

DONATION: $20

You are so ready for this Craig!! 3 years ago

Frank White

Frank White

DONATION: $25

Enjoyed running with you this year! Run your own race, you are so ready for this! Oct. 9 is right around the corner! ........ We're gettin' there :) 3 years ago

Ed & Nancy Reyes

Ed & Nancy Reyes

DONATION: $25

I'm not going to tell you Good Luck because you are not going to need it. Get it on Sun and enjoy the accomplishment. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Craig, You are amazing and wish you the best of luck! Brings back memories with my son and I applaud you for running with this charity. 3 years ago

Kim Ryan

Kim Ryan

DONATION: $50

Craig, what a story. You are such an inspiration. Congrats to you on getting healthy and strong. You are so ready for Oct 9th! 3 years ago

Lindsay Hirschfield

Lindsay Hirschfield

DONATION: $25

Craig, you are such an inspiration! It's amazing that you were faced with a life-threatening situation and not only pulled through, but came out healthier than before! You are proof that anything is possible with hard work and a positive attitude. I'm so lucky to know you and thank you for inspiring me to start running again. You are going to do awesome at the marathon!! 3 years ago