BENEFITING: CALS ALL STAR ANGEL FOUNDATION INC
ORGANIZER: CALS ALL STAR ANGEL FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
Hello Friends and Family,
I know I said after my last marathon 3 years ago that I was never running one again. Well I am running the Chicago Marathon October 9th 2016. I am lucky enough to be running for my favorite charity, Cal's Angels. Cal's Angels is a 501(c)3 pediatric cancer foundation established in 2007 by Tom and Stacey Sutter after losing their oldest son Cal to Leukemia in 2006. Cal's kindness throughout his treament insspired Tom and Stacey to start a foundation that would grant wishes for kids fighting cancer and provide financial assistance to their families. To date, Cal's Angels has raised over 2.5 million dollars to support kids fighting cancer and their families at all Chicago areas hospitals and assists 400 families each year.
The other amazing thing about running the Chicago marathon is that Cal's Angels has paired me to run in honor of a beautiful little girl named Sophia. Sophia was diagonosed in January of 2015 with a low grade, slow growing mass on her brain. She will be my warrior that helps support me during my training. Sophia has undergone chemotherapy and multiple brain surgeries. Currently chemotherapy has been suspended due to her mass being stable. This is something no one should have to go through let alone a child. That is why fundraising for this amazing charity is so important to me.
Their mission is simple: Granting wishines and providing financial assistance to kids fighting cancer and their families. To learn more, visit http://www.calsangels.org/
Please consider helping me get to my goal of $1250