I ran my first marathon 11 years ago. It was a challenge I wasn' t sure I could meet, but with a plan in hand and a few aches and pains, I managed to finish 26.2 miles. I never dreamed then that at age 50, I would still be out there, perhaps a bit slower (well, definitely a bit slower), but still plugging away. I've always run for myself, for my sanity at times, but this year I decided to run for a cause....I've joined a group from Old St. Pat's Church to raise money for their Crossroads Program. Old St. Pat's is a warm, welcoming, all inclusive Parish, and I'm excited to be part of their running group.
Please consider donating to me on behalf of Team Crossroads. Crossroads raises funds for non-profits to assist Chicago’s at-risk youth, homeless and unemployed with targeted programs, resources and service initiatives. Organizations include Harmony Hope and Healing, Horizons for Youth, and Career Transitions Center.
The vision of Crossroads Runners is:
Old St. Patrick’s Church partners with more than 20 local organizations and provides programming that addresses issues of social concern here in Chicago, including poverty, homelessness, literacy, job placement and therapeutic services. The following programs are housed in our 703 Social Concerns Building, located on the Old St. Pat’s Campus. All of these programs wouldn’t be able to thrive without the additional support from the Crossroads Runners.
Thank you for considering supporting me and the Crossroads program!
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