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BENEFITING: CHICAGO RUN

EVENT: 2015 Chicago Marathon

Mike Benedetto

THE STORY:

THE CHICAGO RUN STORY

Chicago Run implements free physical activity programs in 46 Chicago Public Schools, serving approximately 16,500 students. To date, 89% of our participants qualify for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program. Chicago Run serves over 32 diverse communities across Chicago representing the following populations: 40.90% African-American 47.95% Latino 5.45% Caucasian 2.10% Asian 3.60% Other

MY STORY

I am devoting my 2015 Chicago Marathon to Chicago Run.

Why?

I'm a grateful product of an amazing Chicago public high school. My school happened to be well-resourced. Other schools in the city are not so lucky. I was able to have access to smart, resourceful coaches, and talented hard-working team mates. Running did a lot for my character developent then and it continued to be a large part of my life today. This is why I am a huge fan of Chicago Run: they make running and its benefits available to kids who otherwise wouldn't have access.

My goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon -- not an easy thing to do. Less than 1% of all runners are able to pull this off. The Chicago Marathon is what we call a Boston Qualifier; you run a qualifying time at Chicago and you're off to Boston! This will not be an easy feat. I intend to use all my Chicago Run donors as "fuel" as I train and race for this. And if I qualify for Boston, I will carry a list of donors' names with me as I run that prestigious race.

Thanks for reading! Wish me luck!

 

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,199

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ron F.

    $20

  • Julie C.

     

  • Mike M.

    $20

  • Dan Cuevas

    $20

  • Carla Benedetto

    $30

  • Logan

     

  • Run Mike Run

    $50

  • Jean Ginzburg

    $50

  • Justin Grimm

    $20

  • Betty Benedetto

    $200

  • Craig Benzine

    $50

  • Tom B.

    $25

  • Skratch

     

  • Monica O

    $25

  • Carla Benedetto

    $30

  • Shirley Forer

    $100

  • Luke Skywalker

    $51.78

  • Michael A. Benedetto Jr.

    $100

  • Unstoppabowl

    $20

  • Cheyatra

    $20

  • Mike Benedetto's good friend Jay Ryan

    $14

  • P Marsh

    $20

  • Joe J.

    $30

  • Alma

    $50

  • Sam Rogers

    $44

  • Andrew Novak

    $20

  • Perry Morelli

    $25

  • douglas Bening

    $25

  • Diane Hadac

    $30

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80% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $1,199 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Diane Hadac

Diane Hadac

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

douglas Bening

douglas Bening

DONATION: $25

Nice work Brother! 3 years ago

Perry Morelli

Perry Morelli

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Andrew Novak

Andrew Novak

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Sam Rogers

Sam Rogers

DONATION: $44

3 years ago

Alma

Alma

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Joe J.

Joe J.

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

P Marsh

P Marsh

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Mike Benedetto's good friend Jay Ryan

Mike Benedetto's good friend Jay Ryan

DONATION: $14

3 years ago

Cheyatra

Cheyatra

DONATION: $20

Run like Chuck Norris is chasing you 3 years ago