I met Chris eight years ago and over time we've become good friends. Chris has cerebral palsy. He is one of the most positive and resilient people I know. He lives in an apartment complex for the physically disabled but mentally alert, called Illinois Independent Living Center (IILC) Katharine Manor Apartments in Naperville, which allows him an independent lifestyle. There are many other residents where Chris lives with severe disabilities, many without the full use of their arms, legs or verbal skills. Because of my relationship with Chris, I've joined the Board of Directors for IILC. We embark on various fundraisers throughout the year - such as runs (5K/marathon), garage sales, corporate donations & golf outings - to raise funds for maintenance on the building and other necessities. This particular campaign is for the Naperville 5K that I am participating in on Sunday, Oct. 21st. The IILC Katharine Manor residents appreciate every dollar donated. Thanks for your consideration.