I love being a charity runner. (I also love the Problem Child movies) I started in 2012 and haven’t let up since. It’s an incredible feeling knowing that every mile ran and every dollar raised is a part of something so much bigger than yourself. 2015 has been an incredible year for fundraising and I’m unbelievably thankful for everyone who donated to any of these event campaigns and those who registered to take part in the Red Ranger Run Virtual Event. The numbers for the year are outstanding!
- $2,636 benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- $3,030 benefiting the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health
I would like to make a special note that since 2012 the total amount raised for St. Jude is now at $11,994! I am blessed to have support of friends and family willing and able to donate to make all of that possible and help out such great causes.
2016 will be happening in a big way! I will of course be fundraising again for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, but the year will be starting with the Los Angeles Marathon. I will be joining with Team Ritter once again and fundraising benefiting the John Ritter Foundation! This is the same organization I ran with for the NYC Marathon this year and truly loved it.
The John Ritter Foundation was created following the unexpected death of the beloved actor in 2003 caused by an aortic dissection. The Foundation focuses on research and treatment development as well as spreading the information necessary to make the masses aware of the condition. Too often aortic problems are misdiagnosed and become fatal. Donations can be made through Crowdrise to support the John Ritter Foundation and Team Ritter in Los Angeles.
I always keep a running chart of all of my charity races and amounts raised that can be found posted below or can be easily accessed through the “Running for Charities” Link across the top of every page.
|2012||Marine Corps Marathon||$750||National Marfan Foundation|
|St. Jude Memphis Marathon||$2,503.83||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|2013||St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon||$520||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|2014||runDisney Tinkerbell Half Marathon||$1,625||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|St. Jude Memphis Marathon||$635.20||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|2015||runDisney Dopey Challenge||$4,074.22||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|Rock 'n' Roll Country Music Marathon||$100||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|runDisney Tinkerbell Half Marathon||$2,001||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|TCS New York City Marathon||$3,030||John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health|
|St. Jude Memphis Marathon||$535||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|2016||Los Angeles Marathon||$365||John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health|
|Los Angeles Marathon||$460||BlindStart|