Marathon Team 2017
Mrs. Julie A. Schaefges
Mr. Kent Rieger
Mr. Chase Rieger
Mrs. Julie A. Schaefges
Thank you for taking the time to view our Lurie Children's Hospital Marathon fundraising page!
As many of you know, the Rieger brothers (Kent, Chase, and I) have been raising money for Lurie Children's Hospital as part of our Chicago Marathon training since 2014 and we are doing it again this year!
The reason why we raise money for Lurie Children's Hospital is for our mother, Lori "The Lor" Rieger, who passed away from Acute Myeloid Lymphoma back in 2012. During our Lor's fight with AML, she often gazed out her Northwestern Hospital window at Lurie Children's Hospital and be filled with intense emotion knowing that their were children enduring similar or even worse medical hardships than she was.
Lor had this loving, child-like enthusiasim about life and developed this 'fascination' with Lurie Children's Hospital, so, we thought, what better way to really honor her than to fundraise for Lurie Children's Hospital; she understood that her fight with AML was incredibly hard, but that children should never have to do go through such hardships. We fundraise in hopes that no child will ever have to endure the ill effects of life-threatening diseases like AML, like our mother did.
With that being said, we would love the support from our friends and family to raise as much money as possible. Here are just a few ways your donations could help:
$35 can provide a comfort item for a premature infant to ensure the smallest and most fragile babies heal and grow faster.
$60 can help provide inpatient entertainment and distractions to help patients reduce stress and have fun while undergoing treatment.
$120 can help provide small lab supplies for one of the hospital’s clinical trials to ensure our children have access to the latest treatments and therapies.
$240 can help provide supplies for the Lurie Children’s classroom so that children in the hospital can continue their education.
All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged by Lurie Children’s Foundation.
We really appreciate you taking the time to read our page. Any sort of donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.
Please do reach out to us directly @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all about our fundraising efforts!
-The Rieger Brothers
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