I'm running the Chicago Marathon!
May 02, 2017
BENEFITING: American Red Cross
ORGANIZER: American Red Cross Chicago Chapter
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
It's my first marathon!!! I'm excited to participate in the greatest of all marathon traditions - the 'Charity Bib'! This tradition was born out of Greece's need for food and supplies after the war, when Stylianos Kyriakides ran (and WON) the Boston Marathon to raise awareness and funds to bring food home to his starving country after WWII. It is an honor to carry on that tradition, and I can't think of a more deserving charitable organization than American Red Cross. Thank you for your support!
From Red Cross:
Team Red Cross brings together runners of all ages and abilities in support of the American Red Cross. Team Red Cross prepares runners for success in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon while providing a rewarding charitable-giving experience.
The funds raised by Team Red Cross go directly to support the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. The Red Cross focuses on five (5) lines of service:
- Blood Services
- Disaster Relief
- International Relief
- Preparedness, Health & Safety
- Service to the Armed Forces
All funds raised by Team Red Cross benefit American Red Cross programs and services throughout Chicago & Northern Illinois. When a child needs a blanket after a disaster, when a blood transfusion is received for a cancer patient, when a member of the armed forces receives support for their family, when a life is saved by CPR, the Red Cross is there because of the generosity of people like YOU.
Thank you for generously supporting the American Red Cross. If you have any questions about the Red Cross or our Chicago Marathon running team, please contact Stephanie Patton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-729-6135.