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One Step At A Time Camp Childrens Oncology Services Of Illinois Inc

Chicago Marathon 2012 Chicago,  Illinois
Training buddies: Solitary Guy

Donations as of July 24, 2014:

$585.00 Raised Offline
$1,980.00 Raised Online
$2,565.00 Total Raised

Ed Shinitzky's Page

Hello Family and Friends.

Many of you know that jogging is my passion, exploring the open roads wherever I might be in the world.

However, having vowed after running two Half Marathons in 2006 and 2007 any more distance events were to be a thing of my past, 
I would like to explain how I became committed to do something I have NEVER done before--participate in the Bank of America 2012 Chicago Marathon this coming October 7th!  

Colleen, a young woman whom I had met about 14 years ago when she was as a young teen age cancer patient while I was in my role of waterfront coordinator at Children's Oncology Services's (COSI) One Step At A Time Camp, was recently hired as our Special Events Coordinator.  Colleen approached me a couple of months ago, knowing my commitment to jogging.  Her question,  "Eddie, are you going to 'run' the Marathon for me?'.  I paused and then replied, "Colleen, I cannot tell you I will 'run' it for you, I will DO it for you! - but you have to be waiting at the finish line, with a lantern!".

I have waited to seek support from those who know of my 32 years as a volunteer and Board member, first while a part of the Ronald McDonald House Near Children's Memorial Hospital, and for the past 12 years in the same capacity, with COSI's One Step At A Time Camp Programs, www.onestepcamp.org , as an independent, self funding charity. 

Even more exciting is that COSI's One Step At A Time camp has been designated by Bank of America as a an affiliated marathon charity and a direct recipient of all supporters' contributions directed to TEAM ONE STEP and its currently registered 91+ participants. 

Why the wait in my request?  I wanted to be comfortable in undertaking training for the 26.2 miles, with some expectation of actually doing it to or close to completion!  I have just hit 14 miles fairly comfortably and am ready to go forth with your support.

I hope that you will support me, through the following link,  both with your good thoughts as well as making a donation, as I continue my training towards completing the 2012 Chicago Marathon on October 7th.  Do not hesitate to  forward this email onto any one whom you may feel would support COSI in our mission to benefit kids with cancer.
 
 
 
Thank you for your consideration.
Ed Shinitzky

 

 

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Supporters

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Marcie and Steve Rubin
$100.00*
Anonymous
$25.00*
Anonymous
$150.00*
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$10.00*
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$150.00*
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$100.00*
Anonymous
$50.00*
Judith & Barry Alpert One for each year. So many are blessed because of you.
$80.00
Ida and Ed Silverman We wish you a successful run!
$50.00
Harold Shinitzky I'm so proud of you. You lead by example. You've been a role model for me. Remember going for your first jogging experience on Marian Ave
$100.00
Lisa, Bob, Jason and Melissa Silverman Very proud of your commitment to both One Step and to the marathon. We love you.
$150.00
Teresa Picciocchi
$100.00

$44.00
Janel :o) We can do this. (Allow my contribution to proudly drive you over the edge!)
$50.00
Shirley Stewart Best wishes, Your Honor!
$50.00
Jim and Jill Florida loves Ed!
$100.00
Marvin and Lila Flatt Much luck
$100.00
Peggy and Larry Levine and family You are amazing! Great cause!
$50.00
Arlene & Rich Go Ed!
$26.00
Les and Patti Becker What an incredible accomplishment. You make our family proud.
$25.00
Gail Stoter It is a pleasure to see you so active.
$25.00
Bonny and Howard Gantz Good luck, Ed. We are happy to support you and One Step at a Time Children's Camp.
$50.00
Roz and Bill Woloshin Good luck for a good cause
$50.00
Joe & Lindy Have a great race!
$50.00
The Blythe Family May your feet have wings!! Best of Luck to you. Lisa is so proud!!
$35.00
Marla & Jonathan Snyder This is amazing! All our best wishes!
$100.00
Meckler Family Good luck, great cause!
$25.00
Anonymous Best of luck
$20.00
Marilyn Cooper Good Luck!
$25.00
Anonymous I wish i was able to continue running.A role model to the over 80 year olds
$25.00
Rena Borow & Micheal Fox Go Ed!
$50.00
Len Lichterman Ed, this is truly an inspiration for all of us. I could not even imagine running 26 or doing it 26 years from now. (at 80) Best of luck!
$100.00
Marianne Johnson You can do it, Ed! I will be cheering you on!
$50.00
Roz and Jerry Ellerin We are so proud of you for undertaking this special event. Good luck and have a great birthday. Love you-cousins Roz, Jerry, and family
$50.00
Marta Steele We're excited to cheer you on!
$50.00
neil bergman
$50.00
Richard and Mary Schwab Ed, we are behind you all the way and waiting for you to cross the finish line.
$100.00
Anonymous
$100.00
sandra and raymond allen
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$585
Raised Online
$1,980
Total Raised
$2,565
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