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Sharon Lee's Fundraiser:

Team Red Cross- 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Sharon Lee

THE STORY:

I'm running the Chicago Marathon because.....wait, reread that. 

I'm running the Chicago Marathon! WHAT?  Wow, it hardly seems possible. 26.2 miles has been a goal for me for a long time (well since I ran cross-country for the Crown Point Lady Bulldogs and was not very good by the way) and let's face it, I'm not getting any younger. In particular this is MY year because (on top of the not getting any younger part) I live and run in the Boston area and my "maybe next year?" mentality was shaken after the events at the finish of the 2013 Boston Marathon.  How quickly life can change for us all and how lucky I am to even be ABLE to lace UP for a marathon!  When I saw Team Red Cross had spots for runners, I knew that was the Team for me.  Who hasn't been touched by Red Cross in recent years?  Please support my goal of 26.2 miles through one of America's best cites.  (I'm biased, I know.) If not for me & my awesomeness - for the Red Cross & theirs.

My thoughts about distance running have changed pretty significantly since I started training hard.  I can tell you one thing without hesitation, running isn't about feeling all puffed up and proud and showing the world what you can do.  It's about showing yourself what you can do. It's a crazy somewhat lonely struggle filled with shocking pain, soaring highs, and heavenly sugary-grapey-drinks.  It's a lot like life, only with more blood and blisters.

Is a marathon a lofty goal at 45?  I don't know.  I'm not SO old. My friends have asked me "Why do you run?" "Aren't you bored?"  I have tried to think of some answers, but there are many more as the miles add up.

Some days I run because I know it is good for my heart and my lungs and my skin.
Some days I run because I want to be a good role model for my daughter (and sons)
Some days I run because I like to eat crème brûlée.
And some days I run because I like to drink bourbon. 
Some days I run because it gives me time to be inside my head and take inventory of my thoughts, it's not always pleasant to be in there you know, but it's necessary.
Some days I run because I'm mad at the world and others because I'm in love with it.

Most days I'm in love with it.

Thanks so much for any support you can offer!

 

$2,180

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cheryl Minier

     

  • Carol Hayward

     

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Lee

     

  • Godin Family

    $100

  • Michelle Eli

    $100

  • Dad

    $100

  • Patrick Lee

     

  • Dee & George Gregg

    $50

  • Parrot Head 1

    $50

  • KAREN WHEELER

     

  • Lynn Hunt

    $75

  • Cheryl Hardin

    $25

  • Joe and Teri Gregg

    $50

  • Scott & Laura Jerpbak

    $100

  • Beth Kibby

    $50

  • Kristine Svehla-Brown

    $30

  • Mary Tyndall

    $50

  • Steve&Gail;

    $100

  • Strojny Family

     

  • Karen Carten

    $50

  • Mike and Carol Hayhurst

    $100

  • Winchell Family

    $100

  • Bradford Joseph

    $100

  • Heather Humphrey

    $25

  • Mindy DeLong

    $50

  • Mary Yoder

    $50

  • Lisa Hayward

    $100

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109% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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

Lisa Hayward

Lisa Hayward

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Mary Yoder

Mary Yoder

DONATION: $50

So proud of you Sharon!!! XO 4 years ago

Mindy DeLong

Mindy DeLong

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Heather Humphrey

Heather Humphrey

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Bradford Joseph

Bradford Joseph

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Winchell Family

Winchell Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Mike and Carol Hayhurst

Mike and Carol Hayhurst

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Karen Carten

Karen Carten

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Strojny Family

Strojny Family

4 years ago

Steve&Gail;

Steve&Gail;

DONATION: $100

4 years ago