BENEFITING: UPS FOR DOWNS NFP
ORGANIZER: UPS FOR DOWNS NFP
EVENT: 2015 Chicago Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2015
Last year I had planned to make 2014 my final Chicago marathon. However, since I was not able to participate, I am once again training for this year’s event. This year will be my final distance of 26.2 miles. It will mark my 24th marathon and I’m sure I will look upon this one as the greatest of all of them. I am dedicating this run to my baby sister, who never had a chance when Down syndrome was a sentence to an institution. Also, to the wonderful little lady, Angel Katie, who inspired and taught me the meaning of overcoming obstacles that life lays before us. She exuded the “I can do this” attitude more than any other person I have known.
Please help us help those individuals with Down syndrome have a better chance at a richer life. Katie enriched my life beyond my ability to display and I want to pass that on to all of those with Down syndrome. Remember, if they can read, it will help them succeed.
UPS FOR DOWNS NFP wrote -
We are endurance athletes with a mission - on 10/11/15, the UPS for DownS Angel Endurance Team will celebrate TEN YEARS as a Bank of America Chicago Marathon charity. Join us to honor the memory of Katie MacDonald, who paved the way for inclusion and literacy for children and adults with Down syndrome.
Completing a marathon is an amazing accomplishment. Make it more meaningful by supporting the UPS for DownS Marathon Team.
The funds raised will be used to promote literacy among individuals of all ages who have Down syndrome.
For additional information contact us at email@example.com or 847-895-2100.
Checks may be made payable to UPS for DownS and sent to: Endurance Team, UPS for DownS, 1070 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193