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Wendy Stella's Fundraiser:

GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago

ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago

EVENT: GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016

Wendy Stella

THE STORY:

Wow, one year later and I am at it again. I can’t be more excited to be training for my second marathon and to be able to not only raise funds for Girls on the Run but to also to run the 2016 Chicago Marathon in honor of a wonderful friend and mentor who passed earlier this year, Vito Bianco.  I know Vito was proud of the fundraising I did for GOTR last year as well as supporting my effort to realize my marathon dream.  All the while he and his family were facing a new threat to Vito’s life, Peripheral T-Cell non-hodgkins lymphoma.  If anyone was going to face this new threat with a smile and positive attitude, it was Vito. I was blessed to be hired to be Vito’s Assistant in 2010. Through our work pairing and my friendship with he and Linda, I learned to listen, to be patient and how to gracefully conquer the difficulties we all face in our life. He moved on much to soon and at the young age of 77.

Girls on the Run represents and supports these same characteristics and traits. Over 100, 000 volunteers served over 185,000 girls in all 50 states including District of Columbia in 2015. Dedicated GOTR Coaches meet with 3rd – 8th grade girls twice a week in small teams providing a three part curriculum of understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.  Running is the vehicle used to inspire and motivate girls, to encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. The season culminates with a 5k running event each girl and her running buddy take part in. There is nothing like running with a young girl as she runs her first 5k and then crosses her first ever finish line. I encourage anyone interested to experience as a volunteer the wonder of these young girls  as they realize the impossible is possible and that they can. 

I am excited to share with my family once again the thrill of completing the Chicago Marathon, this time in Vito's honor and helping to support the vision and mission of GOTR.

Learn. Dream. Live. Run.

I look forward to seeing you at the finish line October 9, 2016. 

Thank you for your support. 

Vito this runs for you!

 

$1,077

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nancy Bianco Crowe Family

     

  • Steve and Midge (family)

    $100

  • Kwass-Mason family

    $100

  • Virginia Kobilca

    $25

  • Pam Paul

    $100

  • Mike & Kate Sandy

    $50

  • Come Eat Chips

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Leo Athas

    $50

  • Holly Burg

    $25

  • The Bianco and Crowe Families

    $100

  • Darren DeMatoff

    $26.20

  • Lynne Stella

    $100

  • Stephanie Stella

    $100

  • Marlene Golembo

    $100

  • Her BIG brother!!

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lena

    $26.20

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100% Raised of $1,077 Goal

The Team: $277,963 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Katie Shubra

Amount Raised

$2,815

Fundraiser Title

Douglas Marello

Amount Raised

$2,700

Fundraiser Title

Gladys Gonzalez

Amount Raised

$2,270

 

114% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Sichko

Amount Raised

$2,180

 

145% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tegan Chesney

Amount Raised

$2,175

 

109% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jerry Redmond

Amount Raised

$2,155

Fundraiser Title

Rick Dutch

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

105% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Comiskey

Amount Raised

$2,004

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lena

Lena

DONATION: $26.20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

From one of your 9:30s :) 2 years ago

Her BIG brother!!

Her BIG brother!!

DONATION: $50

Run like hell Wen!! 2 years ago

Marlene Golembo

Marlene Golembo

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Stephanie Stella

Stephanie Stella

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Lynne Stella

Lynne Stella

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Darren DeMatoff

Darren DeMatoff

DONATION: $26.20

Celebrating Wendy! 2 years ago

The Bianco and Crowe Families

The Bianco and Crowe Families

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Vito 2 years ago

Holly Burg

Holly Burg

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Leo Athas

Leo Athas

DONATION: $50

2 years ago