BENEFITING: LATINOS PROGRESANDO
ORGANIZER: LATINOS PROGRESANDO
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
For five consecutive years, Latinos Progresando (LP) has organized the Run 4 Latinos campaign. Run 4 Latinos brings together a group of dedicated individuals, who collectively form “Team Latinos,” to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and make a difference in the Latino community.
In 2017, Team Latinos is larger than ever. With a total of 23 runners, we are excited to maximize our positive impact for the Latino community.
All proceeds from the Run 4 Latinos campaign will benefit Latinos Progresando’s programs, including providing a path to legal residency, and liberating and empowering immigrant victims of domestic violence through the VAWA Project.
Your support of our runners goes a long way to ensuring that the community has access to the information and resources necessary to thrive.
First - let me just say that I'm not the person who you hear say "I Love Running" - I actually run because I love to do Happy Hours and eat Hot Wings. Four years ago I signed up for my first 5K in Texas, I was so nervous about it, but I finished. Since then my running has continued to a 10K, a half-marathon, and now my second (God willing) Chicago Marathon!
These are tough times for the Latino community - for the immigrant community in general. The work that Latinos Progresando does at a ground level is more important than ever. My family and myself benefited from similar services and I want to make sure that as many families that need help, get it. This is my way of chipping in.