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2013 OE Runners

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Paul Jankowski

THE STORY:

I'm tired. I'm getting old. I have more gray hair than any 46 year-old deserves. Don't get me wrong. I'm glad I have hair, mainly because it gives everyone something to talk about.
Why am I tired? This marks the 15th consecutive year that I have trained for the Chicago Marathon with the Opportunity Enterprises team. I was one of the original 65 team members in 1999, taking a challenge from Jackie Sturgell to join the team. Well, I made it that year and I was immediately hooked. I never thought I'd run the marathon every year for 15 years. At the time, it was a small goal that I had to complete a marathon because my dad had run a few back in the 1980s. This will be my 20th overall. I'm one of about five people from that original 65 who have been on the team every year. I'm certainly proud of that, but all good things must come to an end.
I'm going to stop my streak at 15 and take off next year. I will still run in some capacity, but I won't be on the OE team next year. I've been waking up at 5:30 a.m. just about every summer day since 1999 to get in my daily mileage. Every day can be a challenge, but I've persevered.
So this is the last year that I'm going to ask my friends and family to support the OE cause by making a donation on my behalf. OE does amazing things for its clients and has been doing so for more than 45 years. It's a non-profit organization and it always seems the state is cutting funding for one reason or another. So if you can find it in your heart, and wallet, to make a donation to Opportunity Enterprises on my behalf, I would greatly appreciate it. And so would the clients.
Thank you for your support, now and in the past.
Paul

$500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Barb Harris

    $10

  • The Behringers

    $50

  • Steven Ingram

    $25

  • Tammy Fuller

    $50

  • Pam K

    $10

  • AJ Fattore

    $25

  • Good luck Paul.

    $130

  • Sheryl & Larry Polster

    $20

  • Jake Chester

    $50

  • Greg

    $130

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100% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $139,720 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

team praxair

Amount Raised

$6,082

 

94% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

john hudec

Amount Raised

$4,555

 

101% Raised of $4,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Leslie Nuss

Amount Raised

$4,212

 

21% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeromy Sauls

Amount Raised

$3,093

 

103% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shirley Remijan

Amount Raised

$2,657

 

106% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Allie Zikesch

Amount Raised

$2,300

 

92% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle McCaskey

Amount Raised

$2,252

 

113% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Lammers

Amount Raised

$2,165

Donor Comments

Greg

Greg

DONATION: $130

4 years ago

Jake Chester

Jake Chester

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Sheryl & Larry Polster

Sheryl & Larry Polster

DONATION: $20

Larry's brother Allen is a "student" at OE. They help him so much and he enjoys spending part of his day there. 4 years ago

Good luck Paul.

Good luck Paul.

DONATION: $130

4 years ago

AJ Fattore

AJ Fattore

DONATION: $25

Way to go Paul, what an awesome streak! 4 years ago

Pam K

Pam K

DONATION: $10

It;s wonderful what you are doing!!! Good luck!! 4 years ago

Tammy Fuller

Tammy Fuller

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Steven Ingram

Steven Ingram

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

The Behringers

The Behringers

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Barb Harris

Barb Harris

DONATION: $10

4 years ago