Podcast S1|E16: Valerie Jencks, running for Gilda’s Club Chicago

Podcast S1|E16: Valerie Jencks, running for Gilda’s Club Chicago

Valerie Jencks discusses coming back to running after cancer, battling “long-haul COVID”, training for her first marathon at 60, and why she’s running for Gilda’s Club Chicago.

Valerie’s Team Gilda Fundraising page: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/3636697

Valerie’s Professional website: https://www.valeriejencks.com

Valerie’s Ted Talk Link: How to Rewrite History

Run for Gilda’s Club Chicago to ensure that anyone impacted by cancer is empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. For more information, please contact Rebecca Peters: rebeccapeters@gildasclubchicago.org.

Podcast S1|E15: Denise Sauriol, Coach and Author of “Me, You & 26.2”

Podcast S1|E15: Denise Sauriol, Coach and Author of “Me, You & 26.2”

Coach Denise Sauriol – 127 time marathon finisher, author, and coach – talks with us today about the importance of the first marathon, having a coach, and over coming obstacles. We discuss giving back to running, Girls on the Run (she’s a founder of the Chicago chapter!), the power of charity running and the diversity among the shared experience as a runner.

BOOK: Me, You & 26.2: Coach Denise’s Guide to get YOU to YOUR First MarathonInstagram: @marathonwhispererWebsite: http://run-for-change.com/

Podcast S1|E14: Jim Marrese, Mercy Home Heroes

Podcast S1|E14: Jim Marrese, Mercy Home Heroes

Jim Marrese, Director of Business Development & Strategic Initiatives with Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, discusses the 135-year-old organization’s critical mission, their “Heroes,” and my new role as manager of this 250+ member strong endurance sports fundraising team.

To learn more about Mercy Home visit the website (https://www.mercyhome.org). For more information on becoming a Hero go to: https://marathon.mercyhome.org/chicago2022/ or email me at marcon@mercyhome.org

Podcast S1|E13: 8 Steps to Charity Running Success (Part 3)

Podcast S1|E13: 8 Steps to Charity Running Success (Part 3)

This is the last installment of my 8 Steps designed to set you up for success as a charity runner. If you haven’t listened to Parts 1 & 2, please go back and do that before continuing with this episode. Today we discuss the final three steps – the doing part! 

Sneak peak into my next fundraiser… stay tuned for more coming next week!

Find the Cause Coach on FaceBookLinkedIn and Instagram (@theCauseCoach). And if you want to run with us, the Cause Crew groups can be found on FaceBook and Strava (reach out for an invitation). 

S1|E12: Ibon Hernandez, Running for Imerman Angels

S1|E12: Ibon Hernandez, Running for Imerman Angels

Ibon Hernandez, follow Chicago runners and Three Run Two (https://www.threeruntwo.com) crew-mate, and I talk about her running journey, what to do when your marathon gets cancelled, and why she’s running for Imerman Angels (https://imermanangels.org). Find Ibon on Instagram: @bonbon26.2.

Ibon at the Shamrock Shuffle. Chicago, Illinois. March 2022. Photo credit: Three Run Two’s own, Micaaela Bernal.