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Noah's Light Foundation-Tough Mudder Chicago

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One month out: "Conquer the mind, conquer the body."
July 29, 2017

Two months ago I started a journey to undertake a challenge like I've never faced. One month out I will run the Tough Mudder 8x in two days.  See more
Mat Welch

THE STORY:

Most people have been affected by cancer in some way; whether having battled it themselves or known a loved one who has fought that fight. Childhood cancer is very close to my heart. Working in the Pediatric ICU, I am in constant contact with children who are battling cancer of all varieties.


A few facts on Childhood Cancer:

· For every 8 children diagnosed with cancer, 1 will not survive

· Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States

· 43 kids are diagnosed with cancer everyday

· Only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget goes to children’s cancer

· The average age of diagnosis for childhood cancer is 6

· Children have only had 3 cancer medications approved in the last 20 years

· Nearly 15,700 kids will be diagnosed with cancer in the next 365 days


This August I am running the Tough Mudder and partnering with a charity to raise money for children’s brain cancer research. Tough Mudder is a 12 mile military style obstacle course race (https://toughmudder.com). Unlike a normal Tough Mudder, I won’t be doing the course a single time. I’ll be running it both Saturday and Sunday, completing the 12 mile course as many times as I am able to. My goal is to complete the course four times each day, finishing just under 100 miles.


I am partnering with Noah's Light charity (https://www.noahslightfoundation.org) and set a goal of $1500. Donations of any amount are welcome and every bit quickly adds up. I hope you will join in supporting me as I partner with this great charity, helping raise money to find a cure for children's brain cancer. Thank you in advance for your donations and support. There is a "race support team" getting together and coming up race weekend, August 26 and 27, to help keep me motivated and cheer me on. Feel free to contact me about joining.

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$2,105

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jim and Marilyn Welch

     

  • Robin Duvall

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Buddy and Sandy Prochaska

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Chris, Caroline , Leo

    $25

  • KB

     

  • Jane Normile

    $50

  • Ed Swallins

    $200

  • Paul and Mary Lee Vivian

    $25

  • Jeff Stuerman

    $100

  • Alvan

     

  • Marty & Carol Limpert

    $160

  • MINDY AND TOM

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Connie Roessler

    $25

  • Kent and Sue Simons

    $50

  • Kents

    $25

  • David and Merilee

    $25

  • Dr. York

     

  • Courtney Maltagliati

    $25

  • Bret and Kelly Richardson

    $100

  • Fletch & Cheryl

    $50

  • Susan Kettenbrink

    $25

  • Tammy Anderson

    $25

  • Emily

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Stephanie Hardesty

     

  • Jack and Diane Dykes

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140% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $2,215 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mat Welch

Amount Raised

$2,105

 

140% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Angelica Beil-Caliendo

Amount Raised

$110

 

11% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Noah's Light Foundation

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Heather Black

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Donor Comments

Jack and Diane Dykes

Jack and Diane Dykes

DONATION: $25

5 days ago

Stephanie Hardesty

Stephanie Hardesty

6 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 weeks ago

Emily

Emily

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

Tammy Anderson

Tammy Anderson

DONATION: $25

From Bill Anderson Farm 2 weeks ago

Susan Kettenbrink

Susan Kettenbrink

DONATION: $25

In memory of Keira, and in tribute to Sidney and all the other kids who deserve "more than four". 2 weeks ago

Fletch & Cheryl

Fletch & Cheryl

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Bret and Kelly Richardson

Bret and Kelly Richardson

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Courtney Maltagliati

Courtney Maltagliati

DONATION: $25

3 weeks ago

Dr. York

Dr. York

For the children 3 weeks ago