Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the Misericordia Heart Racers. I am running my first marathon and wanted it to mean a bit more and give back. Misericordia is one of my favorite charities because of all they do for persons with special needs.
The Mission of Misericordia/Heart of Mercy is to support individuals with developmental disabilities in maximizing their level of independence and self-determination within an environment that fosters spirituality, dignity, respect and enhancement of quality of life. Misericordia promotes development of natural family and community support, community awareness, education and advocacy.
Misericordia is home to over 600 residents with developmental disabilities, and is located in Chicago, IL.
Each year Misericordia must raise over $12 Million to cover its annual deficit. They cannot rely on the government to cover the costs of all the services they provide. The Chicago Marathon is one of the key events that raises the private dollar to help reduce the deficit.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!