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    2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

    Go the distance to raise awareness and donations

    'Run Chicago' with Team RMHC in 2014! Click here to register to run with Team RMHC and GUARANTEE yourself an entry into the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon – and we'll pay your Marathon registration fee!

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    Why Team RMHC?
    Nearly nine million children and families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities and its local Chapters are running a marathon of their own – fighting illness and injury, and looking for hope. Ronald McDonald Houses around the world are there to help, showing them that there is, indeed, strength in numbers. The same kind of strength you’ll find training with a group of runners like yourself – pushing you to dig deep when you need it, while you help raise awareness and donations for RMHC.

    Team RMHC Runners receive:

    • The opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of children around the world served by Ronald McDonald House Charities.
    • A complimentary race entry for the Marathon
    • Discounted marathon training with Coach Brendan Cournane, plus "Ask the Coach" training support and weekly training tips. Discounted marathon training is also available through Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA)
    • Team RMHC Technical Running Shirt
    • Customized web page and social media help to give family, friends and co-workers an easy way to donate and show their support for you.
    • Marathon eve pasta dinner
    • Fundraising incentives including the chance to win Top Fundraising prize (a trip to Spain to run the Rock N Roll Madrid Marathon!)
    • Access to the RMHC Hospitality Tent including private gear-check, pre and post-race snacks/meals, massages, DJ and entertainment.
    NOTE: All Team RMHC runners must commit to raising a minimum $1,500 to support the children and families served by RMHC (a minimum set for ALL charities by the Bank of America Chicago Marathon).
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    RMHC STORIES

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      Martin Vu

      While each Ronald McDonald House is astonishingly unique, they were all designed with one simple premise in mind – to be a warm, welcoming home away from home for families traveling to receive critical care for their child. Equipped with laundry facilities, full service kitchens, playrooms, and lovi... Read More

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      Kayla

      On December 19, 2012 my family noticed a lump on my neck. A couple days later, I was medevaced to St. John’s and diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.  My dad and I found ourselves nearly 1,000 miles from our home in Goose Bay; 1,000 miles away from my mom, brother and sister; from my high school, favor... Read More

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      Togetherness

      It’s funny. We used to pass each other in the hallways at school all the time. We kind of knew each other, but weren’t exactly friends. Now, thanks to a special place called the Ronald McDonald House, we’re friends – very close friends.   Today, friendship means a lot more to us. While we both have ... Read More

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      Duets

      In a nook on the fifth floor of the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital, is an old upright piano. The room is Chloe’s concert hall and the instrument is her Steinway. Sitting up straight, her hands melt into the keyboard as sonatas, concertos, and waltzes start streaming through the... Read More

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      Big Sister. Big Hero

      On her way to the hospital in the morning, Georgia walks down the hall of the Ronald McDonald House with a big smile and a sassy stride. She waves to staff, volunteers and friends just like she’s a princess on parade. Everyone knows her. Everyone loves her. They wave back and wish her well as she em... Read More

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      A Love Story

      Landri’s story is one of love. Pure and simple. From her adoption, to her care to the Ronald McDonald House in Camden, New Jersey that made it possible; love has helped her fight, stay strong, put one foot in front of the other and thrive. 

       

      Landri is the youngest in the Hellinga family. After ... Read More

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      Christina

      When you are 900 miles from your home, sitting in a room in the hospital, hearing that a mass was discovered in your chest and it’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the first thing that pops into your head, is ‘why me?’ Soon after, when you find out that you have six months of chemotherapy and radiation ahead an... Read More

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      The Halstead Family

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      This Little Light

      An hour away from our home, in the unfamiliar hallways of Atlanta Children’s Hospital, we were told that our two-year old Tripp wouldn’t live. Our little boy with the biggest smile and magnetic personality had been playing outside at day care when a gust of wind knocked an 100-pound branch off a tre... Read More

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      Fighting Together

      Seven-year-old Javon Bass walks through the doors of Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, clasping two-year-old Jakayla’s delicate hand. Jakayla has just been diagnosed with Leukemia and is about to embark on the fight of her young life. Javon is there to keep holding her hand – to keep giving her stre... Read More

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      Max's Hats

      Imagine your world turning upside down – finding out that while you are trying to recover from a heart transplant, you also have cancerous tumors throughout your body. Okay, what would you do? Where would you stay while receiving treatment? If you are 6-year old Max Herrick, you’d take off your thin... Read More

     

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