Our 2016 children’s champions the Mercy Home Heroes gathered at our boys campus to celebrate the start of Marathon training season. With treats, a photo booth, running gear, and guest speakers, the event was a great opportunity for our marathon runners to meet one another, discover the benefits of being a Mercy Home Hero, and learn about how they would be making a difference in the lives of our kids.
Endurance Program Manager Katie served as emcee for the evening. She kicked off the event by welcoming runners and thanking them for their dedication to our young people, before introducing the first speaker of the night, Carey Pinkowski, longtime director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Mr. Pinkowski, who has been instrumental in making our Mercy Home Heroes team a reality, expressed his pride and gratitude for being able to help our runners to make a difference.