Welcome to Running for Janelle!
On October 9th, I will be representing Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) at the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! As a member of Team RMHC, I will be training, fundraising and ultimately running 26.2 miles to help keep families together.
The Ronald McDonald House is dear to my heart. My sister Janelle passed away in 1986 at the age of 7 after a four year battle with a rare form of childhood cancer called Neuroblastoma. During her years of treatment, she underwent a bone marrow transplant in Philadelphia, PA and was insolation for a few months. During that time, my Mom lived at the Ronald McDonald House full-time while traveling back and forth to the hospital daily and my father and I would travel four hours round trip on the weekends to be with them. Our financial situation was bleak during this time and having a place like Ronald McDonald House was a blessing that we can never repay.
I am fortunate that I haven't had to endure everything my Mom and Dad went through with my sister and I'm raising money to help those in the same desperate situation my parents found themselves in many years ago. Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated.