BENEFITING: HOLIDAY HEROES FOUNDATION
This is Bobbi Likar.
You may remember that I am running the Chicago Marathon this year, October 13, 2013.
After the Boston Marathon bombing, my husband, Mike, signed me up for the Chicago Marathon. I am running for Boston, but I also decided to run for a charity that I felt a connection to.
Holiday Heroes is all about helping children feel better while they are in the Hospital. They provide hospitalized kids with holiday parties and distractions from the hospital room.
I know first hand how kids can feel when they are stuck in that hospital room. Our daughter, Karli, has spent her share of time in the hospital at Memorial and St. Johns in Springfield, Illinois.
Most recently, the Saint John's Children's Hospital helped our family when Karli had some serious medical emergencies. They are an amazing group of people who provided top notch care in our time of need. Karli did not have to stay long, but the experience had a great effect on me.
I want to give something back to the kids that have to endure a long hospital stay. Please help me give to the Holiday Heroes Foundation and I will do the running for the both of us. I may even wear a funny hat. Any amount donated will go directly to the Holiday Heroes Foundation.
Please check back in the next few weeks too, because Mike is going to post some funny pics of me from the last Marathon in 2010.