Here we go:The Mooseheart Centennial Challenge kicks off the Centennial Celebrations on July 27 at 9am. Mooseheart Child City and School will be celebrating its 100th year and needs your help to renovate the Pre-K through 12th School. Challenge participants will walk/run around the Mooseheart stadium track for 100 minutes (1 hour and 40 minutes). There’s a $10 sign-up fee which would include a Centennial Challenge shirt and a Commemorative Medal. Each participant will commit to raising a minimum of $100 to benefit the School Renovation Fund. These donations are tax deductible and can be done online athttp://www.moosecharities.org/store/Wish/CentennialChallenge.php.
MOOSEHEART is a residential childcare facility, located on a 1,000-acre campus 38 miles west of Chicago. The Child City is a home for children and teens in need, from infancy through high school. MOOSEHEART cares for youth whose families are unable, for a wide variety of reasons, to care for them. Some have lost one or both parents; others are living in environments that are simply not conducive to healthy growth and development. Whatever the reason, the men and women of the Moose, through unparalleled generosity and volunteerism, furnish the resources necessary to care for children in need. The Moose fraternity provides children with a wholesome home-like environment and the best possible training and education.
Awards will be given to the participant with the Most Laps and Highest Funds Raised. There is a maximum of 150 participants – sign up today (or make a donation to the event)! Questions about the event contact Ann Price at 630.859.6615.
My fiancé TSgt Michael Spradley will be deploying for his 6th tour to the Middle East. He will be going to Afghanistan with special forces as their EOD technician. We were given four weeks notice of this deployment. We are both avid runners and he actually proposed during our trip down to LA to run the LA marathon where we did the SF/LA marathon challenge.
He's the best running partner I have ever had, he always pushes me to keep going and to do my best and he's always there by my side as I cross through the finish! I'm never waiting for what bling I get after a race but for his kisses to let me know he's proud of me! I'm so lucky to have such an amazing fiancé, friend and running partner! I want him to see just how proud of him I am and how much I respect his commitment to serve our country!
So Im asking for runners around the world to show their support by making a poster board with the city/state or the race they are running with the phrase " I would run to you" underneath it.
I would run to you
then send the picture of yourself to the following email address by May 20th
I will be making a video with the "I would run to you" song from the commercial that nike put out playing with all the pictures of runners from all over the world letting him know we support and care about our troops!!
Thank you so much for your time and support!!
Submitted by Ellen Goffin from http://clnrun-seeellenrun.blogspot.com/
Some of you know that my husband and I have a son with Crohn's Disease. Crohn's is an autoimmune disease that affects the digestive system. I will write more about Crohn's and in particular our experiences with it in a future blog post. Right now I want to tell you about an event our family is participating in to raise awareness for this disease.
We are participating in the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (CCFA) Take Steps walk in Glenview on June 30. Isaac has decided that raising money for the CCFA is his mitzvah project (he will become a bar mitzvah in November of this year). One of the ways he is doing this is by walking with our family in the Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis. Take Steps is CCFA's national evening walk and celebration and the nation's largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. It is a casual 2-3 mile stroll to raise money for crucial research, bringing us closer to a future free from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Over 1.4 million American adults and children are affected by these digestive diseases. While many suffer in silence, Take Steps brings together this community in a fun and energetic atmosphere, encouraging them to make noise and be heard.
To join us please go to: http://online.ccfa.org/site/TR?fr_id=3886&pg=entry and click on "rejoin or join a team." Then type in "Goofy Goffins" in the team name box and click on search.
If you are unable to join us but would like to donate towards the cause go to:http://online.ccfa.org/site/TR?fr_id=3886&pg=entry and click on "donate." Enter any of our names in the search boxes (I know Isaac would love some donations on his
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