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Michael Smiley's Fundraiser:

Bernie's Des Plaines River Trail Marathon

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BENEFITING: Bernie's Book Bank

ORGANIZER: Bernie's Book Bank

EVENT DATE: Oct 20, 2012

Michael Smiley


Bernie's Book Bank wrote -


Friends and Family,

This October I will be running a Marathon, my first in over 20 years, with my good friends Brian and Amy.  All three of us have been training all summer for this race, preparing for it, and though it will be difficult, with the inevitable "wall" at some point on the course, working together we will pull each other through those tough times.  As individuals, and together, we'll conquer a great goal in running 26.2 miles.  

Bernie's Book Bank shows the power of team work in the most meaningful way possible, every day, by giving age-appropriate books to thousands of children who otherwise might not have them in their home. They accomplish their ambitious goals through a huge amount of teamwork and dedication. Please help me join them in their mission by making a donation - it will directly help children in our area. $3 per child per year gets them 12 quality books, hand delivered. Each child we serve becomes part of a long-term, sustainable program aimed at providing them with quality, advancing levels of books that grow over time with the child’s reading level.

One thing that will help us get through the rough points in this race, is thinking of the children who we'll be helping.  We need your support as well though to make this happen!  At just $3 per child, you can also sponsor an entire classroom for $75, or a whole grade for $450.  

Please if you can, help out Bernie's Book Bank - financial support is important, but prayers and moral support is just as crucial!

Thank you for your help and support! It really means a lot.




Fundraiser Title

Bernie's Book Bank

Amount Raised



10% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Smiley

Amount Raised


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