BENEFITING: CHICAGO FIRE FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: CHICAGO FIRE FOUNDATION
I will be running my second marathon on October 12, 2014 to help raise funds for the Chicago Fire Foundation. I was not originally planning on running the Chicago Marathon this year, but due to a change of events, I am taking on this challenge. With less than two months notice, I believe that I could train enough to be in great shape for this marathon. My goal is to finish the marathon with no injuries this year and to run the whole thing. (If you have been talking to me, you know how strict of a diet and running schedule I have been working with!)
My finishing time for the 2012 Chicago Marathon was 4:57:37. My finishing time for the 2014 Magnificent Mile Half Marathon was 2:10:52. I was placed 713 our of 2581 and 57 out of 223 in my division. I’m hoping to run a 4:20:00 marathon this year!
Why the Chicago Fire Foundation, you ask?
I have been a huge fan of the Chicago Fire since 2006. I have been playing soccer since I was in grade school. Now, I am a street team member for the Chicago Fire and working for the club has showed me how much of an impact the team has on the community. With only a few weeks notice, I decided that my way to give back to the community would be to run for the Foundation. I am a strong believer in encouraging the youth to stay active. Seeing kids play soccer at tournaments made me realize that every child should have the opportunity to get that chance no matter what circumstances they are in.
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The Chicago Fire's goal on the field is to play hard and win. Its goal off the field is to contribute to the quality of life in Chicago and its surrounding communities. Through the Chicago Fire Foundation, the Fire is able to give back to the community by developing programs that reach out to Chicagoland's community. Since 1998, the Chicago Fire Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer Team, has made significant contributions to enhance the lives of disadvantaged youth throughout Chicagoland.
Each year, the Chicago Fire Foundation renews its commitment to improve the quality of life for youth and communities throughout Chicagoland by promoting health and wellness, education and the environment. The Foundation also supports organizations that share this vision so as to further extend the investment needed to make a meaningful impact on the lives of our children.
The Chicago Fire Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps the Chicago Fire contribute to the community through grants and contributions. With great pride, the Foundation has contributed more than $1.7 million to the Chicagoland community since its inception in 1998. This outstanding achievement gives the Chicago Fire Foundation even more reason to set its sights on grander projects for the future.
Help me towards my goal to give back to the community!
The funds raised as a part of Team CFF will help support the many endeavors of the Chicago Fire Foundation including the P.L.A.Y.S., Kicks for Kids and Passback Programs.