August 29, 2016
BENEFITING: CHICAGO PARKS FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: CHICAGO PARKS FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
For this year's Chicago Marathon, I'll be running for a BQ (3 hrs 40 mins) and Team ChiParks, the charity marathon team that supports the Chicago Parks Foundation. The Chicago Parks Foundation is a local 501c3 organization dedicated to building a stronger community to supporting and conserving parks in Chicago.
Why Team ChiParks? Because if it wasn’t for Chicago’s 580 parks and the 18 miles of Lakefront Trail, where else would I run? :) Also, Chicago’s 8,200 acres of parkland, beaches, sports fields, and harbors provide thousands of Chicagoans like myself with opportunities for recreation and respite within minutes of our homes. Last but not least, revitalization of these parks is a catalyst for social change, a means to curb violence and instills hope in the community.
Thanks in advance for your support and generous donation!