My name is Mike Van Hulle and I will be running the QC Marathon to help raise money for Hand in Hand, an organization that provides programing and supports for children and young adults with disabilities. Hand in Hand has been a special organization in my life since I began volunteering at camp in high school. I eventually volunteered with great events like Hand in Hands bowling league and even some sleepovers/all night dance parties at Tessa's Place. Working with the amazing chirldren of Hand in Hand has had a major impact on my life and has a lot to do with why I became a teacher and coach. These kids taught me the skills I need to work with diverse populations of youth and I am excited to give back to this program that helps so many. Please consider donating to this cause so that children with disabilities can continue to have the opportunity to have quality programing in the Quad Cities that alows them to just be kids.