I thought my marathon days were over. However on Sunday, October 11th, my dear friend Eddie and I will run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Team Wright-Way. This will be our 3rd marathon together (my 6th marathon). What inspires me to dig deep and do this again (besides being with Eddie)? The opportunity to run for Wright-Way Rescue’s ConnectUS program. I had the wonderful opportunity to be part of the team that helped make this happen and have been touched by the impact daily.
Through a partnership between Wright-Way Rescue and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago children undergoing treatment can view a family of puppies or kittens from their hospital beds (soon this will be interactive). If only for awhile we can help bring some joy to these children while they recover from their illnesses. At the same time rescuing animals across the midwest.
The road to the ConnectUS room is a long and expensive one. My goal is to raise $2,000 (It cost about $3,500 per month to rescue a pet family from an animal control facility, transport them, provide some medical care, maintain the room, feed them, purchase new toys and pay for the technology needed to link the room to the hospital)
By supporting my efforts you are not only helping to rescue these animals but you are giving a child a moment to smile. I know there are so many deserving causes to give to so please know that whatever you can give makes a huge difference. Here is a link to the ConnectUS room. As you watch, know that children at Lurie’s Children Hospital are watching too and are grateful for whatever support you can provide.
What better reason to run 26.2 miles again? Helping children and puppies (oh, yes….and Eddie). Thank you for considering making a donation to my team page.
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