Patrick Daly via Crowdrise
June 02, 2013
BENEFITING: American Red Cross
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013
My name is Patrick and I am a Middle-Aged Middle-of-the-Pack runner from Atlanta, Georgia. I am excited to be running my first Chicago Marathon. I would like to make what is sure to be an experience of a lifetime even more meaningful by turning my miles into money for the American Red Cross.
Thank you so much for joining me on my journey to Chicago and for making a donation or joining my team!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
How does the American Red Cross Help?
The American Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet.
Supporting America’s Military Families
The American Red Cross helps military members, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service. Emergency communications, training, support to wounded warriors and veterans, and access to community resources help an average of 150,000 military families and veterans annually.
The American Red Cross is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. Each year, nearly 4 million people donate blood through the Red Cross, helping to provide more than 40% of America’s blood supply.
Health and Safety Services
The American Red Cross is the nation’s leading provider of health and safety courses, such as CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard training. Each year, more than 9 million Americans participate in our training programs, including first responders, educators, babysitters, and people who want to be prepared to help others in an emergency.
The American Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network with 13 million volunteers in 187 countries. Working together, we help respond to disasters, build safer communities, and educate future humanitarians. Each year, we reach an average of more than 100 million people across the globe.