BENEFITING: American Red Cross
ORGANIZER: American Red Cross Chicago Chapter
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013
Running has become an integral part of my existence over the course of the last three years. What began as a means of testing my willpower and finding a part of me I wasn't sure existed, it has gone on to become a vital defining factor of my personality.
Having succesfully "run for myself" over these last few years, I now wish to run for a cause that is bigger than myself. Hence the desire to run the Chicago Marathon '13 for Team Red Cross.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.Team Red Cross supports the mission in a unique way by fundraising for the Red Cross while training to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!
As a member of Team Red Cross, I hope to raise funds for the Chicago Chapter of AMR along with acting as a symbol of hope and the "can do" spirit.
This will be my first marathon and I aim to complete it in about 200 minutes. I have begun training in earnest and should all go well, I should be able to achieve this relatively steep target that I've set myself.
So, if you believe in me and wish to partake in the "can do " spirit , please donate genreously to this cause. In addition to contributing to a terrific organization, you will be running the marathon with me : My Race Day gear will be featuring the names of my top ten donors!! I coudn't think of a better way to thank you all for your generosity.