BENEFITING: Imerman Angels
ORGANIZER: Imerman Angels
EVENT DATE: Oct 12, 2014
As many of you know I run a lot of races each year but none as important as the Chicago Marathon where I raise money and run on Team Imerman angels. I personally have seen the work that this organization does and I have met many of the people who are touched by the work that is done here. I am so greatful to have my health and be able to use my talents to raise money for this wonderful cause.
I have been touched this year by family and close friends who are battling cancer and some that we have even lost this year. I also have had a few teammates pass away during our training this year and also a few of our mentors who are currently battling cancer again.
Imerman angels is based in Chicago and started by a good friend and the mission is to provide one on one connections to match a cancer survivor with someone battling the same type of cancer. Even if you have friends or family while you are fighting cancer no one can exactly know what you are going through except for someone who has went through the same thing. No one should have to fight cancer alone. This service is absolutely free and if you know anyone who can benefit from this please have them check out the website. It costs Imerman angels $350 to offer this service free and that is why I have set a goal of $2,000 so I can help pay for 6 connections to be made.
I would ask that any amount you could give would greatly help me to reach my goal for the marathon and most importantly will be helping us to provide support to those in need. I think almost every one of us has been touched by cancer in one way or the other.