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.
This is going to be the 3rd Chicago Marathon I will be participating in, and I have been in love with the people and the energy during the 18-week training. I started running to stay active and healthy, however, after I ran my first marathon it was so exciting; crossing the finish line felt like a huge accomplishment, and that adrenaline and energy is why I continue to run and choose to give up my summers for that special day in October.
This year I decided to Run 4 Latinos because I felt an urgency to be active in my community and for issues that I am passionate about after the recent presidential election. I thought it would be best to enjoy one of my favorite hobbies while I, also, run for my community and a great organization that has similar goals as I do.