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2016 Chicago Marathon

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BENEFITING: OPEN HEART MAGIC

ORGANIZER: OPEN HEART MAGIC

EVENT: 2016 Open Heart Magic Charity Team

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016

Justin Samaniego

THE STORY:

I'm training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October!  And I'm super excited that my efforts will help raise money for Open Heart Magic, an amazingly awesome charity that has done so much for hospitalized kids in Chicago!

My training and running 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 my Charity Team will fund expansion to new hospital partners and allow for significant growth – which means we get to see more kids. My Charity Team is one of the main reasons we were able to reach over 9,400 kids one-on-one at their bedside in 2015. And I know my participation will have a huge impact on their continued success in 2016!

My fellow runners and athletes come from all walks of life. From serious Crossfit athletes & marathoners to first-time runners who want to run for charity, all ultimately making the choice to be awesome.

My 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 over the years and has completely changed the ultimate hospital experience across Chicago since it’s inception in 2004. The community of rock-star, volunteer magicians has grown drastically, beginning with 38 "pioneer" magicians in 2012 and showing up strong with an astounding 120 magicians at the onset of 2016.

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To This Fundraiser

$6,983

MONEY RAISED
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  • Justin

    $100

  • Charles Alter

    $100

  • Mike & Megan Mason

    $50

  • Emily & John Wilson

    $100

  • E Z Samaniego

    $50

  • Kenny

    $250

  • Chase C.

    $25

  • Anna Volpe

    $25

  • Denard Robinson

    $100

  • Paul Rho

    $50

  • Philip de Guzman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • James Gorrell

    $50

  • Grainger Matching

    $300

  • Lindsay Schultz

    $50

  • D & K Samaniego

    $50

  • John Borta

    $100

  • Chanti Aldana

    $25

  • Mike Bullock

    $100

  • T Ryan

    $50

  • Ray Schlechter

    $50

  • Kiki Katz

    $50

  • Hilary Rubeck

    $25

  • Grainger

    $525

  • Karen Magnuson

    $50

  • Ron Li

    $25

  • Wendy Baker

    $25

  • Catherine Frances Napier

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Grainger

    $75

  • Grainger

    $150

  • Shalini

    $50

  • Grainger

    $162

  • Michael Gooding

    $50

  • Joe A.

    $26.20

  • Dana and Kathi Yearian

    $100

  • Bob Arnone

    $50

  • Dinna

    $25

  • Yumi S.

    $25

  • Rob & Alexis Calice

    $50

  • Katie Wolf

    $25

  • Marisol Martinez

     

  • Grainger

    $525

  • EXFO America, Inc

    $250

  • Pamela Marsh

    $25

  • Maeve McCartin

     

  • Prajwala Rai

    $25

  • Jackie D

    $25

  • Nathan Cheng

    $25

  • Kiel Fitzgerald

    $50

  • Jon Paucke

    $100

  • Grainger

    $300

  • Tom Cahill

    $50

  • Catherine & Peyton Roock

    $100

  • Rinkal Thakker

     

  • Marta Singer

    $25

  • Grainger

    $150

  • Julie Fleskes

    $50

  • Jason Johnson

    $25

  • Pinto Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $262

  • Dallas and Matt Martin

    $50

  • Suzy

    $25

  • Doug Lenzo

    $25

  • M'Balz Ezhari

    $25

  • Fonda Peters

    $25

  • Chrissy Bilyk

    $25

  • Lisa and Joe Yager

    $25

  • Mike Novak

     

  • William Dix

     

  • Sarah Ellis

    $25

  • Nuveen Investments matching donation

    $50

  • Katie McLean Gilbert

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rob Hoffman

    $100

  • Monica Vajani

    $25

  • Peter Goodrich

    $25

  • Patrick & Kely

    $50

  • Nikki Schutz

    $100

  • Stephanie Petropoulos

    $25

  • The Duffy Family

    $26.20

  • The Franceschina Family

    $25

  • Ryan Bormet

    $26.22

  • Jerelle Samaniego

     

  • Nisha Haran

    $100

  • Erika Samaniego

    $50

  • Adrian Pellen

    $50

  • Jenny Greanias

    $50

  • Vivek Ojha

    $25

  • Mercado family

    $40

  • Kyle Tomaska

    $25

  • Dash & Teddy

     

  • Hilal Tamrat

    $100

  • Ben Wallace

    $26.22

  • Laura Q

    $20

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116% Raised of$6,000 Goal

The Team: $88,855 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Lesak

Amount Raised

$12,160

 

122% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Justin Samaniego

Amount Raised

$6,983

 

116% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sue Walton

Amount Raised

$2,700

Fundraiser Title

Sean McNamara

Amount Raised

$2,667

 

178% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Walker

Amount Raised

$1,875

Donor Comments

Laura Q

Laura Q

DONATION: $20

Congratulations! 3 years ago

Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace

DONATION: $26.22

You go girl!!!!! 3 years ago

Hilal Tamrat

Hilal Tamrat

DONATION: $100

Making us proud Justin! 3 years ago

Dash & Teddy

Dash & Teddy

3 years ago

Kyle Tomaska

Kyle Tomaska

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Mercado family

Mercado family

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Vivek Ojha

Vivek Ojha

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jenny Greanias

Jenny Greanias

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Adrian Pellen

Adrian Pellen

DONATION: $50

Go get em champ 3 years ago

Erika Samaniego

Erika Samaniego

DONATION: $50

Good luck my love! So proud of you! 3 years ago