BENEFITING: American Red Cross
ORGANIZER: American Red Cross Chicago Chapter
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013
I will be running the Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2013, for the American Red Cross. In May of 2013 a massive EF5 tornado ravaged the citizens of Oklahoma. This tornado was over two miles wide and had sustained winds of over 290mphs. The death toll stands at 18 and 5 people remain missing. Among the dead are six children. I can't imagine the heartache and upheavel these famlies must be feeling. I personally do not know anyone from Oklahoma, but my heart breaks from a thousand miles. The American Red Cross has been on the ground since day one. They've been helping the familes of Oklahoma rebuild there lives. Its hard to put a perspective on the damage, but here is a link that shows how these communities have been affected. http://www.flickr.com/photos/americanredcross/sets/72157633601105908/.