BENEFITING: American Red Cross
ORGANIZER: American Red Cross Chicago Chapter
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls,
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! Whether you’re able to donate or just browse through and read the sensational stories from those running this year’s Chicago marathon, thank you!
For those who know me, I am not a runner! But, I have been fortunate enough to complete 3 marathons in my life with a sole purpose of driving awareness for an amazing cause. I am excited to share with you that on October 8th 2017 I will be doing this again in Chicago.
2017 has been a pivotal year so far in our world’s history and behind all the political changes lies something truly terrible: 65.6 million (yes, million) people have been forcibly displaced from their homes in 2017 alone. The continued conflicts in countries such as Syria will only lead to an increase in this number. For many of us, this is an unfathomable idea; our homes, families and freedoms are elements of our lives we take for granted.
The American Red Cross has played a pivotal role in providing safety, shelter and security for those individuals forcibly displaced across the globe. They continue to support all families and individuals through providing financial and human resources and can only continue do so based on the generous support of individuals like you and me.
This year I am enormously proud to be running alongside others who share my passion and enthusiasm in highlighting and supporting the great work the American Red Cross does around the world. Anything you can donate, whether it be a financial contribution, a prayer or a well wished thought would mean the world to me and impact those millions of people facing hardship across the world.
Thank you for your support,