Shawn Hake wrote -
We are a group of 12 runners participating in Ragnar Relay Chicago 2015. Our goal is to raise money to donate to Healing Haven of Wisconsin and to help decrease the overall cost of the relay to our team. Healing Haven is an organization that assists people fighting cancer with wigs, scarves, and hats that help them look like themselves and feel more comfortable while undergoing chemotherapy.
For those who aren't familiar with the Ragnar Relay, we have 12 runners on our team, each running 3 legs in the relay. We will be running from Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois over 2 days and 1 night on June 12 and 13, 2015.
Healing Haven, LLC and it's owner, Lisa, are truly amazing. She works with patients soon after they are diagnosed with cancer and they are struggling with losing their hair from chemotherapy. Together they find something that makes them feel beautiful and makes a challenging time easier. Healing Haven helped one of my best friends find a wig she LOVES and gets so many compliments on, which makes her smile. She has helped a Mom find something that makes them look more like "Mom" to her young children. Wigs are not routinely covered by insurance and are an extra cost during a time of expenses, extra treatments, lost hours of work and lost wages. Both my good friend and a recent "Mom" were very grateful recipients of donated amounts to help offset their wig costs. We plan to donate to Lisa at Healing Haven so she can continue her help for clients decreasing costs for those who need financial assistance.
The cost of the race is significant and so we also hope to raise funds to offset our team costs allowing everyone who wants to run to be able to join the team. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $400/per runner with 50% of those funds being donated to Healing Haven and 50% going to offset our costs. Anything over and above $400/per runner will be donated 100% to Lisa at Healing Haven.
Please help us reach our goal. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Then watch our progress on Twitter and Instagram by following #RagnarChi or #WorstBarCrawlEver. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
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