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On October 8th, I will be representing Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) at the 2023 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.
Did you know RMHC helps millions of families each year? RMHC helps families cope better and focus on the needs of their sick child, allowing them the ability to spend more time with their child, to interact with their doctors, and to make important decisions about their child’s care.
It costs approximately $100 to give a family one night of comfort and support. Your donation, of any amount, will not only help me achieve my goal, but will help children stay close to their families when they need it most!
Why I chose to represent the RMHC for the 2023 Chicago marathon…
In 2012, I was hospitalized twice at Denver Children’s hospital in November and December for a month each to receive inpatient treatment for anorexia. While my family only lived an hour away in Colorado Springs and had the means to make the drive back and forth to be with me, others in treatment did not. They were either from out of state or lived more than an hour away. Many of the other patient’s families stayed at the Ronald McDonald house across the street from the hospital. I know how important it was to have my family there for support while going through treatment, and I could see how helpful it was for the others in treatment to have their families stay close and be with them during treatment too. This would not have been possible had there not been a Ronald McDonald house nearby.