BENEFITING: United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
ORGANIZER: United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013
Earlier this year I made a decision to run in the Chicago Marathon 2013, taking on one of the biggest challenges in my adult life. The journey I am about to embark on will be challenging, require lots of discipline, but will also be inspirational and rewarding. They say every runner has a story my story is simple , I am running because this time last year , I was not sure if walking , let long running was an option. I am running because it’s so symbolic to life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. Even when you feel that you can’t go on, but then you find the strength and you overcome. You prove to yourself that with persistence and resilience you can overcome anything.
I have selected United Way as my partner charity . I will be running as a member of Team United Way for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 13, 2013, and I'm asking you to support my efforts! Team United Way is raising funds and awareness for United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s LIVE UNITED 2020 plan. LIVE UNITED 2020 focuses on alleviating poverty by increasing education, income, and health resources for individuals and families in Chicagoland’s communities of greatest need
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF FAMILIES HAD ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE, KIDS RECEIVED A QUALITY EDUCATION AND INDIVIDUALS HAD THE JOBS THEY NEEDED TO BECOME FINANCIALLY STABLE? By connecting families to the building blocks of economic stability: Income, Education and Health, United Way will ensure people have the tools they need to thrive.
By supporting me, you will help more kids be on track to graduate high school, more people become financially stable, and more families have access to healthcare.
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” –John Holmes