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Jim Matthay's Fundraiser:

Team Red Cross- 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Jim Matthay

THE STORY:

It was November of 2011 when I ran the New York City Marathon and I had one goal for that race, to beat Apolo Ohno, the guy who has won numerous Olympic medals and never run a marathon, but also has a big fan in my wife.  Sure he was younger and works out all day for a living, but New York was going to be my 12th marathon and he said he was hoping to run it in 3 hours 30 minutes.  

Sooo, I finished in 3 hours 23 minutes and found that I beat him by 2 minutes.  The good news was that this time was also a Boston qualifier for my age group and in September 2012, I signed up for the 2013 Boston Marathon.  

It was shortly after signing up that I was doing some basement remodeling and really hurt my back.  After multiple doctor visits and various drugs providing no relief, I had an MRI that showed a herniated disc.  Only time would heal this injury and I thought a couple months would be plenty of time.  Well, it took more than 4 months and left me with one month to train for Boston.  With only one long run under my belt, I was able to complete the marathon, albeit a slower pace than usual, but still special, as Boston is THE marathon to run.  

About 15 minutes after finishing and walking through the exit corrals of the race, we all heard two loud booms within 10 seconds of each other and the rest of that day will always be remembered by Americans.  

 

My back has been slowly feeling better and in July I was able to really start running and biking like I used to a year ago, so with some successful long runs under my belt this year, I found the Red Cross site which still had some entries to the race. 

 

I have run for the Red Cross in the past and I'm asking you for your support this year to help me help others when disaster strikes.  

 

If you have some extra dollars to put to charity this year, please help me with a donation.

Thank you,
Jim

 

 

$875

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Mattson Family

     

  • Pomije's

    $25

  • The Frost Family

    $100

  • Judy VanArsdale

    $100

  • The Zink Family

    $100

  • Namsung America Inc.

    $75

  • The Creighton Family

    $50

  • The Goffo Family

    $50

  • The Klein Family

    $25

  • Sabrina

    $300

  • Penny Bagnall

    $25

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The Team: $98,664 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Hickey

Amount Raised

$11,281

 

940% Raised of $1,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mat Lignel

Amount Raised

$4,732

 

394% Raised of $1,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Flandina

Amount Raised

$3,100

 

155% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Turner

Amount Raised

$2,670

 

134% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Meyers

Amount Raised

$2,655

 

106% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sharon Lee

Amount Raised

$2,180

 

109% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bret Dunlap

Amount Raised

$2,051

 

137% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jean Stanula

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

133% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Penny Bagnall

Penny Bagnall

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

The Goffo Family

The Goffo Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

The Klein Family

The Klein Family

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Sabrina

Sabrina

DONATION: $300

5 years ago

The Creighton Family

The Creighton Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Namsung America Inc.

Namsung America Inc.

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

The Zink Family

The Zink Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Judy VanArsdale

Judy VanArsdale

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

The Frost Family

The Frost Family

DONATION: $100

Boston Strong 5 years ago

Pomije's

Pomije's

DONATION: $25

Good Luck, Jim. 5 years ago