26.2 miles to Keep Families Close

May 11, 2017
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On October 8th, I will be representing Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

Helping a sick child fight their illness takes a big enough emotional toll on a family. Adding a financial strain can make it all almost too much to bear. RMHC can help address those problems, whether they involve housing that’s near a hospitalized child, the expense of staying together in another city, or even getting basic medical and dental care in a vulnerable community. Since 1974, RMHC has been making children happier and healthier by keeping families together during a time when every minute counts.

This is my third marathon and I feel priviledged to represent both RMHC and my sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. Alpha Delta Pi has contributed more than $12 million to the RMHC since 1979, and as a member of Alpha Delta Pi, I’ve been a volunteer for the RMH for almost a decade. I’ve helped clean RMHC houses, cooked and served dinner to families, and now I will be training for 16 weeks and running 26.2 miles in hopes of reaching my fundraising goal.

The generosity of volunteers and donors make it all possible. In return, families either stay at no cost or are asked to make a donation up to $25 per day, depending on the House. The RMHC Global Policy is that families are never turned away; if it’s not possible to pay, the fee is waived.

As a member of Team RMHC, I will be training, fundraising and ultimately running 26.2 miles to help keep families close.

You too can join RMHC’s network of HOPE, STRENGTH and SUPPORT, by supporting my efforts to raise $1,500. Your donation, of any amount (even $1) will help children stay close to their families when they need it most! Donate here!



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