I am running the 2019 Chicago Marathon in support of Special Olympics, an organization that is near and dear to my heart. I ran my first marathon 10 years ago and have wanted to do another ever since. I was training for my second marathon when I got pregnant in 2011. Little did I know at the time, but we were about to have a child rocking an extra chromosome. We knew shortly after he was born that we would become actively involved with the Special Olympics when he was old enough to compete. Our family believes in everything that Special Olympics promotes and stands for and can't wait for our son to actively participate next year.
The Special Olympics believe connecting people through sports and physical activity are the beginning steps in spreading our mission of inclusion, acceptance, and joy. Together, we can cross the finish line towards more inclusive communities… one runner at a time!
Again, thank you for supporting our 7,500+ superstar Special Olympics athletes! #CANDOTHANKSTOYOU