The Marine Corps Marathon is right around the corner - a week and a half away. Fundraising has been taking place for the last few months by members of Team IOH. The top fundraiser as of October 15th is Carolyn Crooks, raising $5805 to win the fundraising competition! Mike Davis was a close second at $5780! The Team has shown great drive in moving towards the team goal of $75,000. There has been some very creative fundraising ideas. I want to share with you today a note from Gabriel, who has raised over $1000 by selling salsa and enchiladas!
Supporting families through endurance events!
The 2011 Marine Corps Marathon will be run on October 30th, 18 days from today. Team Inheritance of Hope is proud to be a 3rd Tier Charity Partner with the MCM (4th Tier being the highest partnership level possible.) Inheritance of Hope will be represented by runners from across the U.S. The excitement is building for this year's race...there's a lot of chatter happening...even President Barack Obama has something to say...
Written By: Jill Thompson
I am enthusiastic about Inheritance of Hope! My enthusiasm began when it was first founded and has continued as my involvement has grown.
When my best friend, Kristen Milligan, called me in 2003 to share her diagnosis of terminal liver cancer it was very difficult to see any good in that situation. It quickly became clear that it was not only Kristen who was battling this illness but it was also her husband and three young children. When they decided to start an organization that served families just like theirs, I was thrilled to be a part of it. I did what I could to help.
I will be introducing you to Team Inheritance of Hope Athletes - today and in future posts - through the athlete's own words. Grace Gerdin is running with the Team IOH 2011 Marine Corps Marathon team. Read what Grace says inspires her running...
As the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon approaches, I am seeking volunteers to help with the Team Inheritance of Hope festivities over the weekend in Washington, DC. I was trying to put into words the rewarding experience of volunteering. I have resorted to pictures ... and quotes from others - to try to motivate you to join us for a fun, exciting weekend - October 28 - 30! ...
After writing my blog post last week, The Gift of Life (a story about my husband's kidney transplant 4 years ago), I came up with this idea to ask my husband to write a little blog about his experience. Tony said he would be happy to do just that. What he wrote was not what I expected!
(You may be wondering what this picture of my daughter climbing a rock wall has to do with this story. It reminds me of how life is like climbing this wall, placing your feet and hands one move at a time, not always seeing the destination.)