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Help Support a Good Cause!

August 16, 2011

Hey everyone,

Yep it’s that time of year where someone you know reaches out for your assistance.  On October 9th I’ll be running in the Chicago Marathon.  It will be my 4th Marathon this year and I’ve decided to run this race as a sponsor for CARA’s Road Scholar’s Charity.

CARA is one of Chicago’s larger running organizations, and the Road Scholar’s Charity is a ” youth running program designed to challenge students to experience the benefits of goal setting, character development, adult mentoring, and improved heath, by providing them with a truly life changing experience.”  This is accomplished by pairing Chicago area youth (over 14 years old) with previous marathon runners and coaches who will help coach, guide, and train the students to run the Chicago Rock N’ Roll Half-Marathon.  The students who participate in this are merely responsible for the running (probably the hardest part), but the goal of fundraising for this program is to raise funds that will cover:

  • New running shoes for all student participants
  • Entry fee’s into the Chicago Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon
  • Travel to and from the race
  • Incentives throughout the course of the training
  • End of the Season Celebration Dinner
  • Support (medical, mental, etc.) throughout the course of the training and race

I’m committed to raising $500 for this charity (that I think is a great cause) and I would love all of your help.  Throughout college and high-school I tried to stay involved with area high-schools and organizations in an effort to tutor through education but also to promote being active and healthy.  Now that I’ve found a passion for running in these last few years I really believe this is a neat cause and any help you can provide at all would be great!

If you’d like to help by donating any amount at all, you can do so by heading to this website:

Reminder, in the box entitled ‘Please Credit My Donation to:’ You’ll need to enter in the name of the runner you are supporting, in this case me! (Will Stockert)


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