I am one lucky girl. I have a pretty amazing life: a super patient and loving husband, 3 perfect kiddos, a career that I love and allows me to stay home, and every now and then, I get to run marathons. But time has tought me to understand how blessed I am to have ALL of these things. Especially my children. I have learned first hand that for many families the miracle of childbirth is TRULY a miracle. There are too just many women in my life that have felt the pain and struggles and despair of infertility.
Thanks to my dear friend Katie O’Connor, founder of Shine: A Light On Fertility, I learned that there is a strong, generous community out there ready to support and empower all of these women and their families.
So this is my chance to give a little to my friends and family members that have not lost hope to have a child of their own. By running this marathon with the small but strong team of Shine I hope to shed light on the wonderful mission of this foundation. I know that there are dozens for great charity opportunities out there but this is one that the needs our help and our attention. I will be honored to run my 6th Chicago Marathon along with Katie and team Shine!
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