Welcome to Scott Farrell's Team RMHC Fundraising Page
Whoever said, "The fifth time's the charm?" No one? Well, then, I will. Because on Sunday,October 7th, I will be representing Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) for my FIFTH Bank of America Chicago Marathon. My fellow GOLIN colleagues and I, as a members of Team RMHC, will be training, fundraising and ultimately running 26.2 miles to help keep families together.
Honestly, I wasn't sure I was going to run this year. Training for a marathon is a huge commitment. And in three of the past four years, I've had injuries that have made training even more difficult. But my daughter-in-law, Allison, shared a story that made the decision to run again a no brainer.
One of her good friends at work and his wife had their second baby in January. He was born a month early and, because his lungs weren't yet fully developed, had some pretty significant medical problems. Just a few hours afer he was born, he was airlifted to Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. He spent three weeks there and thanks to the Ronald McDonald House at Lurie, his mom (and sometimes his dad) was able to be with him the whole time. Allison's friend (the father) could not stop telling her how amazing RMHC has been and how much it helped him and his wife during such a difficult time. Allison mentioned that I ran the marathon each year to raise money for RMHC. The father, almost tearing up said, "Tell him thank you so much."
This story isn't unique. It's repeated thousands of times every day in Ronald McDonald Houses across the country and around the world. Your donation to RMHC will help stories like this happen more often and for more families.
As in the past, if you donate, I'll put your name on the back of the Team RMHC shirt I'll wear on race day where it will be seen by many of the 50,000 runners and 2 million spectators. (I'll run slowly enough so everyone will get a good look. I promise!) And while last year's warm weather threw me a curve ball and I had to switch to an RMHC tank top at the last minute, I think I have that problem solved for this year. So, you'll be with me on race day, regardless of the weather.
Please donate. Knowing you're with me will help me power through the many training miles ahead during the next seven months, and keep me going through each of those 26.2 miles on October 8. But what will truly energize me -- and it should you, too -- is the amazing work that we're going to make possible by supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities and keeping families close. Thank you!
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