John Jaeger, board member and long-time supporter of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has challenged himself to run marathons in all 50 states! He is almost to the half way point having run marathons in 22 states and has also raised a whopping $152,000+ toward his $250,000 goal. He shares what inspired him to do this, what keeps him going, and lots and lots of fundraising tips for all charity runners. This episode will motivate you on your charity marathon journey for sure!
Carrie Cihasky represents Team PAWS. We discuss the mission and impact of the largest no-kill shelter, the benefits of running for Team PAWS, overcoming the “fundraising is out of my comfort zone” fear, and her own journey as a charity runner.
For more on Team PAWS: https://my.pawschicago.org Inquiries regarding running for Team PAWS: TeamPaws@pawschicago.org Find PAWS on all socials @pawschicago and @teampawschicago
My guest today is Emma Walsh, Development Manager and marathon fundraising team coordinator for Chicago Commons. Join us as she discusses the impact this 128 year old organization is having in Chicago and how their marathon fundraising team is assisting in funding those efforts. With program sites in Bronzeville, Pilsen, Humboldt Park, and Back of the Yards, Chicago Commons offers support to many of Chicago’s under-resourced neighborhoods.
Today we begin a discussion about the how-to of successful charity running.
If it’s cold and snowy and icy where you are right now, like it is here in northern Illinois, you may be having trouble getting motivated to run. Don’t worry so much about that. I have no doubt that you will find your mojo.
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