Though the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been canceled, Will Smith remains committed to running and being a Hero for the kids at Mercy Home.
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About Peter Kelly
Peter Kelly is a Communications Coordinator for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls and a graduate of DePaul University. Away from work, Peter will be found playing basketball, watching basketball or talking about basketball.
Entries by Peter Kelly
When Mendy Springer joined the Mercy Home Heroes team, she found the community she had been looking for after moving her life 2,000 miles across the country.
Despite all the challenges of 2020, Bree Hughes is committed to running her first marathon this year as a member of the Mercy Home Heroes team.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world was forced to adapt on the fly. It became imperative for us to shelter in place and stay socially distant in order to save lives. Yet the need for the essential services we provide only grew because of the impact that the crisis was having on […]
Fundraising is an important part of becoming a Hero for our kids. Mercy Home is 100 percent privately funded and the care we provide is only possible thanks to generous donors. Our Heroes don’t just show courage on race day – they do it every time they ask for a donation. For some, fundraising may seem […]
In 2015, Barbara Brodsky was talking with her neighbor when she mentioned she wanted to get back into running. Her neighbor happened to work at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and suggested she join the Heroes team. Two days later, she signed up to finally complete her first marathon – a mission she had […]
Anthony Ballor had big plans for 2020. He was signed up to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Berlin Marathon, and was hoping to add London to the mix as well. With Tokyo and Chicago already under his belt, he’d be at least halfway to the six world marathon majors. But the world changed, and […]
Amanda Anderson may never win an NBA title, but she has her own championship moments when she crosses the marathon finish line for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
Meet our Mercy Home Hero, Scotty Longmire! Learn how Scotty went from struggling to run a mile to finishing the Chicago Marathon as a Mercy Home Hero.
Meet our Mercy Home Hero, Heather Mellish! Learn about what it’s like being a hero out of state and why she’ll always run the marathon as a Mercy Home Hero.
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