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Meghan - Team Imerman Angels: 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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September 20, 2017

I want to thank everyone who has donated and/or came to the fundraiser. I couldn't have done this without all of your support. It means the world  See more
Meghan S

THE STORY:

I am running the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Imerman Angels.  As many of you know, my family has been impacted by the big C, Cancer.  The word that no one wants to hear out of their doctor’s mouth.  Many foundations raise funding for cancer research, but Imerman Angels touches on a different aspect of fighting cancer, support.  My mom has said countless times, I wish someone would really tell me how this is going to be, especially with the medicine.  The doctor can list off all the side effects or explain what it will be like.  However, no one gets it like a cancer survivor and this is where Imerman Angels comes in.  They offer a support network for cancer patients, caretakers, and family members, matching them with someone of the same gender and age group with the same cancer.  A survivor can touch on emotional aspects that a doctor can't, empathizing what the patient is going through and providing tips on how to deal with medicine or family members.


I have provided a link to the Imerman Angels foundation, started by Johnny Imerman, a cancer survivor that turned a negative situation into something truly positive.

https://imermanangels.org  


The Chicago Marathon is my way of trying to turn something negative into something positive.  No person should go through cancer alone.  It is incredibly stressful and emotional for the cancer patient and their family.  My marathon journey is nothing compared to the battle that a cancer patient fights.  Every time I want to stop running or think it’s too hard, I remember this is NOTHING compared to what my mom is enduring.  She is my source of inspiration.  She has shown me how to handle adversity with grace, compassion, and strength.  


As I train for the Chicago Marathon, I hope I can make a difference, supporting the Imerman Angels foundation.  I want to thank everyone who has supported me physically, emotionally, and financially through this journey.  I hope I will see all your smiling, supportive faces somewhere along those 26.2 miles on October 8th.


Let's Kick Cancer's Butt and make a difference in this world!


Love,

Meghan


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$4,196

MONEY RAISED
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  • Meghan S

    $100

  • Greg + Katie

    $125

  • Margaret Jones

    $100

  • Connor Sullivan

     

  • Ryan and Annie Liddle

    $100

  • Katie & Brett Hubert

     

  • Christine Sears

    $100

  • Lesley H

    $100

  • Katherine Brandt

     

  • David Moeller

    $100

  • Kate Hughes

    $100

  • Barb Houston

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Christy Anderson

    $25

  • Peter & Ann DuBois

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $26.20

  • Courtney Claussen

     

  • Bob and Maryann Kelman

    $200

  • Austin Andress

    $20

  • Bob and Maryann Kelman

    $200

  • Geoffrey Cella

    $25

  • Fundraising Event

    $1,365

  • Bruce Haas and Phillip Emigh

    $250

  • Kyle Duffy

     

  • Marcie Hemmelstein andDavid Drew

     

  • Bill McCarthy

    $100

  • Meghan Stotler

    $100

  • Margaret Jones (Match from CME Group Community Foundation)

    $100

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280% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Margaret Jones (Match from CME Group Community Foundation)

Margaret Jones (Match from CME Group Community Foundation)

DONATION: $100

6 days ago

Meghan Stotler

Meghan Stotler

DONATION: $100

6 days ago

Bill McCarthy

Bill McCarthy

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Marcie Hemmelstein andDavid Drew

Marcie Hemmelstein andDavid Drew

In honor of Katie Stotler 3 weeks ago

Kyle Duffy

Kyle Duffy

Good Luck Meghan! 3 weeks ago

Bruce Haas and Phillip Emigh

Bruce Haas and Phillip Emigh

DONATION: $250

1 month ago

Fundraising Event

Fundraising Event

DONATION: $1,365

1 month ago

Geoffrey Cella

Geoffrey Cella

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Bob and Maryann Kelman

Bob and Maryann Kelman

DONATION: $200

1 month ago

Austin Andress

Austin Andress

DONATION: $20

Sorry I couldn't make it today. 1 month ago