Thursday, July 6, 2017

And for my next trick...

East Moline Firecracker 10K
I love running and I especially love running for causes (as you can see by the Race for the Cure and the #TeamTeal National Ovarian Cancer Coalition) - so this year I have signed up for the Chicago Marathon (Oct. 8) and am running with a team for the American Cancer Society.

Did I mention it is a MARATHON?

This is the first time I will tackle a marathon. - so the challenge is twofold: raise $1,000 for the American Cancer Society and run 26.2 miles through beautiful Chicago. For me it is a win-win!

My strategy is simple - I know I KNOW 100 people - and if I can get those 100 people to give me $10 apiece that will add up to $1,000. For those of you who would like to help me out with this cause, go to my American Cancer Society page to donate >> 

Mom's experience with our local American Cancer Society was a good one, which helps me feel confident that I'm doing this for a good cause. The ACS has a lot of support offerings and a good connection with the Unity Point Trinity Cancer Center (where mom receives her chemo treatments), and they are always coming in with some really cute hats and wigs. I see a lot of other cancer patients taking advantage of those FREE things and it's amazing to me that something as simple as a cute hat can put a smile on someones face and make the feel good when they are getting their chemo treatment. The cancer patients are the real winners.