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BENEFITING: Imerman Angels

ORGANIZER: Erin

EVENT: Team Imerman Angels: 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017

Julie VanEenenaam

THE STORY:

Full disclosure. I don't enjoy running. At all. I have been training for the past 18 weeks and it's been nothing short of insane, grueling, rewarding, inspiring and life changing.  This marathon (my second and last) is important to me because I am doing it to support Imerman Angels. I did it last year and SWORE I was one and done... Never again. But here I am, a year later, training for another 26.2. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?  Simple. I am running for Imerman Angles. I am running for those who can't. I am running for those dealing with a new cancer diagnosis alone. I am running because I can. Imeman has a simple mission. To pair cancer fighters with cancer survivors, making sure that no one faces cancer alone. In the final weeks leading up to the marathon, I am reaching out to my family and friends for support. No donation is too small or too big and EVERY donation matters. Imerman Angles is a small charity and that is another reason I am running for them. I know the support we give them, will really make an impact.   


My goal has been simple. To get to the start line. YUP. Not the finish line, the start line. From there, whatever happens is going to be ok by me. My goal is not to win it... well, obviously. My goal is to have fun, take in all the energy of the great city that is Chicago and all the people who will be there cheering on the runners. As long as I can finish before the sweeper-peeper tries to clear me off the course, I'll be good.     
 

As  I think about the challenges that I face while attempting to run the  26.2, it strikes me that really, it's not a challenge at all compared to  what many have to go through while fighting cancer.

I  get my strength from support from my friends and family. I write the names of all my donors on my running jersey so that they'll be with me  the entire way. I also add the names in of any cancer fighters and  survivors to make sure that they know they are never alone. It's like getting one big hug the whole race.

THANK YOU for your support, love and encouragement. Means the WORLD.  


Why Imerman Angels?

Imerman Angels is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Participating in the Chicago Marathon with Team Imerman Angels is your opportunity to be the difference for anyone seeking cancer support. In 2016, Team Imerman Angels participants raised over $300,000 and created nearly 900 connections between those impacted by cancer and a Mentor Angel. 

 


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To This Fundraiser

$2,870

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rachel & Peter

     

  • Malone Family

    $100

  • Stein Crew

    $100

  • Begovics

    $20

  • Lynn Clary

    $40

  • Jennifer Stoner

     

  • Jenny Maltas

    $100

  • Robbie Puglisi

    $50

  • Lauren Sarnwick

    $50

  • Steins

    $100

  • Dave the Bike

     

  • Penny

    $40

  • Lee & Mollie Hart

    $50

  • Jamie Helmick

    $50

  • Team Horsburgh

    $50

  • Sara McCarthy

    $50

  • Laurie Engle

     

  • Neighborhood Remodelers

    $100

  • Sarrah Oliver

    $50

  • Kurkjian & DeLaCruz Family

    $50

  • jennifer` Espenscheid

    $30

  • Dana Michelle Cook

     

  • Scott & Mary

     

  • Saskia

     

  • Terra Davis

    $30

  • Neenu

    $25

  • Good Luck!!

     

  • Tio Robert and Aunt Boolie

    $50

  • Risha Patel

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Nick & Maria

     

  • bioStrategies Group

    $200

  • Liz & Justin

    $40

  • Xtine

     

  • Phillip Benson

    $50

  • Kathie

    $20

  • Karen Bognich

    $15

  • Matt and Viki

    $100

  • Seth and Morena

    $100

  • Ken Kraus

    $50

  • Stacey Leinheiser

    $20

  • The Dunlops

    $50

  • The Syslo Family

    $50

  • Dad and Sparky

    $75

  • Castiglioni's

    $50

  • The Nance Family

    $25

  • Dennis Stachura

    $25

  • Edith Schell

     

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The Team: $7,111 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Julie VanEenenaam

Amount Raised

$2,870

Fundraiser Title

Erin Schaeffer

Amount Raised

$1,801

 

18% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erika Benson

Amount Raised

$1,440

 

96% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jason Davis

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

joy coombes

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Edith Schell

Edith Schell

2 years ago

Dennis Stachura

Dennis Stachura

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Nance Family

The Nance Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Castiglioni's

Castiglioni's

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dad and Sparky

Dad and Sparky

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

The Syslo Family

The Syslo Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Dunlops

The Dunlops

DONATION: $50

Way to go Julie! 2 years ago

Stacey Leinheiser

Stacey Leinheiser

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Ken Kraus

Ken Kraus

DONATION: $50

Go Julie Go! 2 years ago

Seth and Morena

Seth and Morena

DONATION: $100

2 years ago