Running for Hope 2019

Team Emily

Thank you for visiting our fundraising page! Advocate Christ Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House are two organizations that are near and dear to our hearts.

Our sweet daughter, Emily, was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome along with other health issues. During her 21 years, she had many surgeries and procedures and was very well taken care of at Advocate Children's Hospital. 5 years ago, we found ourselves once again at Emily's bedside, but this time for a 6-week long ICU stay. The nurses and staff that took care of Emily at the end of her life were amazing! The Ronald McDonald House became a place to find food and rest and still be close by. Our boys and their wives even had a place to provide a BBQ for Mother's Day! We felt encouraged and supported by the other families that we met there as well.

We feel truly blessed by and are grateful to both of these organizations and would like to give back in Emily's memory. Thank you for partnering with us!
Love, Denise & Pete

*100% of the proceeds from this run goes directly back to the Ronald McDonald House® near Advocate Children’s Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn. This year specifically, our funding will go to help benefit the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division. Many families are affected by cancer every day, and unfortunately, some of those fighting the true fight are kids themselves.

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