BENEFITING: CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: CHICAGO POLICE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
On October 9, 2016, I'll be standing with 45,000 runners, all of whom are anxiously waiting to cross the starting line of the 39th annual Chicago Marathon. As we run through the streets of Chicago, we will be greeted by enormous crowds of fans, but we will be kept safe by the brave men and women of the Chicago Police Department. These officers spend each and every day taking care of this city. They risk their lives to make sure that we can go through our day not worrying about what if we don't make it home. But that worry is very real to our Chicago Police Officers. To the men and women who have died protecting this city, I have nothing but gratitude for them and their families.
I'm dedicating my 5th Chicago Marathon to my brother. He selflessly puts on his uniform day in and day out, claiming it is really "no big deal" and heads to work. He never complains about the work and I know he doesn't want this notoriety. He just wants to do the best job he can as an officer. To him and the whole Chicago Police Department, I will never be able to thank you enough for your service to Chicago.
This year, I'm so excited to be fundraising for The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. This is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives of our fallen heroes. The Foundation provides support and financial assistance to the families of Chicago police officers who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. These families need our support as they must continue their lives without a loved one. Please consider dontating to this great cause.