I am running the Chicago Marathon for the 7th year in a row in order to raise money for the ABTA. It would be amazing if you could help by donating whatever you feel is financially feasible and reasonable to the cause.
Completing 15 marathons in 2017 ended up working out so well that I decided to increase things this year and make it more difficult (and expensive). So, I looked this year to increase the frequency of marathons and have now settled in on working to complete 25 marathons, with 13 weekends in a row being run between the end of August and the middle of November.
So far, I have completed the following marathons for the 2018 edition of Monthly Marathon Madness:
January - Houston, Texas
February - Grand Rapids, Michigan (Groundhog Day Marathon)
March - New Orleans, Louisiana
March - Los Angeles, California
April - Waukesha, Wisconsin (Trailbreaker Marathon)
April - Champaign, Illinois (Illinois Marathon)
May - Kenosha, Wisconsin (Wisconsin Marathon)
May - Schaumburg, Illinois (Chicagoland Spring Marathon)
June - Stockholm, Sweden
July - San Francisco, California
August - Indianapolis, Indiana (Beaver Trail Marathon)
August - Mexico City, Mexico
Yet to come as of this writing:
September - Monona/Madison, Wisconsin (Rockin' Chocolate Marathon)
September - Holland, Michigan (Holland Haven Marathon)
September - Berlin, Germany
September - Waukesha, Wisconsin (DoLittle Marathon)
September - Fort Wayne, Indiana (Fort4Fitness Marathon)
October - Chicago, Illinois
October - Vernon Hills, Illinois (Des Plaines River Trail Races)
October - Brooklyn, New York (Brooklyn Marathon)
October - Washington DC (Marine Corp Marathon)
November - Indianapolis, Indiana (Indianapolis Monumental Marathon)
November - Madison, Wisconsin (Madison Marathon)
November - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Marathon)
December - San Antonio, Texas (Rock n' Roll San Antonio Marathon)
Since I have opted to go to an even bigger extreme this year - because why do 1 or 12 or 15 marathons when I can do 25? - I hope I can count on your financial support in helping me raise money for a great charity that does important work to study and combat brain tumors. While I am only running the Chicago Marathon as a participant of Team Breakthrough, I have been representing them at each marathon by wearing my Team Breakthrough gear, just as I did last year. Being that it is a neon orange shirt, it definitely helps me stand out and brings attention to the cause.
You can make a donation to my fundraising campaign here by clicking on the pinkish-purple "Make A Donation" button on the right-side of the page. If you prefer to write a check, please send via certified mail to:
c/o American Brain Tumor Association
8550 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60631
*Be sure to include my name/Team Breakthrough in the memo.
Thank you for your consideration and support! I greatly appreciate it, and I am sure the people who will benefit the most (the survivors and patients) appreciate your support as well as this money will go towards research to find new treatments and cures for the variety of brain tumors. Thanks!
P.S. - Feel free to pass the message on to anyone you all know who might be open to making a tax deductable donation.
P.P.S. - If you make a donation but do not see it go through to my page, let me know. I will contact the team coordinator and see if they can locate it since sometimes the donations end up going to the general team accidentally.
P.P.P.S. - For those of you who may be thinking it, yes, I have a good number of 2019 marathons already coordinated, as well as already being registered for a few of them. Next year is looking like it might be as interesting, if not more so, than this year!