Thanks for visiting my page and supporting Cal's Angels! I am so excited to be running the 2018 Chicago Marathon with such an inspiring group of individuals for such an amazing cause!
I have been running for 25 of my 37 years on this Earth and few things have shaped me mentally, spritually, and physically as much as running has. This is only my second attempt at 26.2 and my first (the 2008 Chicago Marathon) did not go as planned. In spite of excellent preparation, the conditions that hot, humid October day got the better of me and the experience ended up beind more painful than inspiring. A decade later, I have decided to try again but this time, with a very different focus.
Like so many of you, I have seen the battles fought (and sometimes lost) in the face of pediatric cancer. As a parent and as a clinical social worker, there are few causes that touch me more deeply than protecting the health of our chidren. Cal's Angels is a fundrasing leader in the battle against pediatric cancers and I will be running this marathon knowing that each step taken and each mile run is for the benefit of an amazing cause. When the conditions are poor, my legs are fatigued, and my body feels like it can't go any farther, I think of the kids who have no choice but to keep fighting and pushing toward their own finish line. They don't give up and so those of us running with Team Cal's won't either.
I ask you, friends and family, to join me in the fight against Pediatric Cancer and to support Team Cal's Angels in the 2018 Chicago Marathon. My goals is to raise $2,620.00 That is $100 for every mile of the Chicago Marathon. Donations in any amount are so appreicated but, if you are able to, consider sponsering a mile and donating $100. A list of "Mile Sponsers" will be with me on race day and will serve as an additional source of strength on the long journey to 26.2.
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