Welcome to Tom's RMHC Fundraising Page
Thank you for visiting my Chicago Marathon fundraising page!
Those of you know me probably also know my amazing two year-old daughter Penelope. Being a father is the most rewarding and fulfilling experience, and seeing Penny grow and develop into a "big girl" (her words) has been amazing.
You may not know, however, that Penny was born with minor health complications. Shortly following her birth (Katie was a champ!), Penny was rushed to the NICU with a fever, an abnormal white blood cell count, and a low level of oxygen. Luckily, Penny fought through these issues (she gets it form her mother), and within 48 hours she was discharged without any long-term effects.
While I am forever grateful that everything worked out for Penny, I fully recognized that this is not always the case. For starters, Penny recovered and was released quickly, keeping our medical bills manageable. We also live in Chicago - home to some of the best children's hospitals in the country - and did not need to travel for her to receive proper care. Had Penny not been released quickly, Katie and I were also fortunate to have the insurance, savings, and support to hopefully maintain financial stability.
Not everyone is this lucky.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provides housing, in-hospital family rooms, mobile care facilities, and financial support to those in need that are fighting alongside their sick child. The RMHC not only help save lives, they help save families.
On October 7th, I will be representing Ronald McDonald House Charities at the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. As a member of Team RMHC, I will be training, fundraising, and ultimately running 26.2 miles support their initiatives.
All money raised will go directly to RMHC. A donation as small as $25 provides dinner for a family, and $80 provides a family a room to stay for a night. Your donation, of any amount, will not only help me achieve my goal, but will also help children stay close to their families when they need it most.
Thank you for the consideration!
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