Today May 16th, 2020 marks six months since someone very dear to me, and many others, suffered her last stroke. This day was celebrated with a shared brisk run between us, on a bright and uplifting day. Six months ago neither of the chances of this seemed quite a bit slimmer. Hence, after running many Marathons simply for myself, this year I will run The Bank of America Chicago Marathon to raise contributions for the American Stroke Association, under the umbrella of the American Heart Association. My full 26.2 miles will be run for a purpose, not a pace!
As a witness to all of the wonderful care and support given during that time six months ago, I have decided to give back in this small way to say "thank you!" The work this organization does from research to treatment to post-stroke support is marvelous. So, I kick-off my fundraising campaign on this bright, optimistic, and uplifting day.
My goal is to raise $1,250 for AHA/ASA, and I would ask for your consideration in making a contribution. Given the current world situation, if not it's possible, I completely understand. If that's the case, then I would just ask that you literally or virtually hug the ones you love.
Thank you for supporting American Heart Association. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
UPDATE: We've all made serious, heartfelt "Strides" today . In fact, it has been a "Sprint" So a new challenge has been set, not for me, but for those who nedd it most! Thank You