Finishing Strong for Team RMHC

As most of you know, I just recently ran in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for Ronald McDonald House Charities! It was an amazing experience and I’m excited to share it with all of you!

But first! A little bit about RMHC…

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 was my third marathon and I felt 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 RMHC for almost a decade.

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.

With the help of my friends and family, I raised $1,195 for RMHC and as I crossed that finish line I thought of each and every person who helped me on this journey. Thank you so much!

Now, take a look into my Chicago Marathon and #TeamRMHC experience!

 

 

If you’re interested in learning more about RMHC or if you want to join #TeamRMHC you can read more about this amazing charity and team of dedicated individuals here.

 

XOXO,

16 COMMENTS

  1. Kristina | 20th Oct 17

    You go girl!! I could never make it through a marathon, awesome that you’re doing it for a good cause!

    xo, Kristina

    • Nicole | 21st Oct 17

      Thanks Kristina! It was tough training through the summer, but so worth it!

  2. Annette Dattilo | 20th Oct 17

    This is so awesome. I wish I could do marathon. It’s so great for such a wonderful cause.

    • Nicole | 21st Oct 17

      Thanks Annette! I don’t think I’ll ever do another race again without raising money for a charitable cause. It really brought so much more meaning to what I was doing. Thanks for reading!

  3. Kimberly Smith | 21st Oct 17

    This is an amazing achievement – well done!

    • Nicole | 22nd Oct 17

      Thanks Kimberly!

  4. Kim | 22nd Oct 17

    Ronald McDonald house is such a great organization! So great that you raised all that money for them!

    xoxo,
    Kim

    • Nicole | 23rd Oct 17

      Thanks Kim! It was a great experience!

  5. Jessica | 23rd Oct 17

    This is AMAZING! Such a great organization to run for!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    • Nicole | 23rd Oct 17

      Thank you so much Jessica!!!

  6. Annie | 23rd Oct 17

    You go girl! This is seriously impressive! Love the cause 🙂

  7. Laura Leigh | 23rd Oct 17

    Oh my gosh, get it girl! This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing!!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

  8. Steph | 23rd Oct 17

    Wow this is awesome! Congrats on this. I’m not sure a marathon is something I could do, but maybe someday!

    XO,
    STEPH
    @TRENDYININDY || TRENDYININDY.COM

  9. Morgan | 23rd Oct 17

    What a great cause to run for and props to you for running it! I can’t even run a mile haha

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  10. Jamaria Johnson | 25th Oct 17

    This is so awesome! I love the RM house! They help so many deserving families. Xo

    Jamaria | http://www.throughjamseyes.com

  11. LuxMommy | 26th Oct 17

    This is so amazing!

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