Ruben, a Mercy Home resident, overcame many obstacles to join the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Mercy Home Hero. Race-day, however, didn’t turn out the way he planned. But fellow Hero Jen Guzman, inspired by Ruben’s journey, stepped up to make things right and gave him an unforgettable surprise.
Posts about the Mercy Home Heroes Bank of America Chicago Marathon team.
Read about Mercy Home resident and Hero, Ruben as he shares his story about his life before and after Mercy Home.
On the morning of Danette Cristel’s first marathon as a Mercy Home Hero, she received unthinkable news: her mother had passed away.
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ Endurance Program Coordinator Jim Harding knows a thing or two about running a marathon – he has run 26 of them. Jim has done the Chicago Marathon 12 times and has a good handle on what to expect. As runners put the final touches on their training and preparation, we sat down with Jim for some advice from his years of experience.
Read more about one of our Mercy Home Heroes, Kirk Ongman, who in 2018 is running his 20th marathon and raising money to support our boys and girls.
Fleet Feet Sports Chicago showed their love by making our home their official charity for January at all seven of their Chicagoland locations.
“I run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and I do it for Mercy Home Boys & Girls as a Mercy Home Hero,” – former resident & Mercy Home Hero, Pat Zamkin
Now, more than a month after finishing her first marathon, Rabia describes her experience running as a Mercy Home Hero, “life-changing.”
Dr. David O’Brian, a well-known sports medicine specialist, gives advice to our Heroes on the best preventative measures to take to avoid running injuries.
Our Mercy Home Heroes team coordinator, Jim Harding is fond of reciting the team motto—“no distance is too far to save a child.” On Tuesday afternoon, and well into the evening, Harding put his miles where his mouth is, trotting 50 kilometers, (31 miles), to raise funds for our young people.
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