“Crisis Nursery gives us a chance to be proactive and to try to prevent child abuse before it happens…That's why we're very passionate about it. If you prevent one kid from being abused, the running is worth it.” –Adam Dill, former Board Member, on running the 2012 Illinois Marathon to raise money for Crisis Nursery
When at full capacity, it costs $1,800 a day to keep the Nursery open. Our goal for the Illinois Marathon Miles for Smiles Team is to raise $12,600-- enough to support one week at the Nursery. We encourage you to set an individual goal (minimum $200 per person) that is appropriate and comfortable for you.
As a thank you for running on Crisis Nursery's behalf, you'll enjoy a variety of team benefits, including:
--Guaranteed lowest race registration fee (After starting your fundraising page, email email@example.com before registering for the Illinois Marathon to get your discount code.)
--Proudly display that you’re on the Miles for Smiles team with a technical running t-shirt
--Customize your personal fundraising webpage to give family, friends, and co-workers an easy way to donate and show their support for you. Plus, campaign tips and letter templates to help you meet and exceed your fundraising goal.
--Access to an online forum to share training tips, ask advice, and stay motivated with fellow runners
-- Let us be your virtual cheering section! We’ll help you spread the word about your commitment to Crisis Nursery through Facebook and Twitter.
--Sign-up fee ($90) waived, plus $5 off your monthly fee at the Refinery
--One free class at Amara Yoga & Arts
--Free day pass and complimentary injury screening at the Mettler Center
--Chances to win gift certificates with monthly promotions and contests
--and more, TBA!
Ready to start FundRacing?! Just click the blue FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button and follow the directions. You'll get your own fundraising page to share with your family and friends. You can also create a page for a group of people if you're running with a team of co-workers, family, friends, etc. and would like to fundraise for Miles for Smiles. Looking to only donate to Miles for Smiles? Simply click the orange DONATE button to make a contribution.
Crisis Nursery creates an "Island of Safety" dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing 24-hour emergency care for children and support to strengthen families in crisis. We depend on generous individuals like you to ensure our doors stay open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. The money you raise will go towards our Safe Children and Strong Families programs.
Thank you for your support! For questions or more information, contact Special Events Coordinator Heather Wienke at 217-337-2731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.