My sister, Kathryn, is a quadriplegic and I've witnessed everything that she has to deal with from heavy doors and bumpy sidewalks to able-bodied people parking in handicapped zones and so much more. I'd gladly give 18 weeks of sore muscles for her not to have to experience that anymore, but since that isn't quite possible yet, I'm hoping that your generous donation will help U2FP continue to improve the lives of those living with paralysis, and fund a future without paralysis.
This is my second marathon and second time running for U2FP. When I'm training or racing I don't listen to music or podcasts, but I love running with my friends and chatting as we run. One of my favorite places to run is the Waterfall Glenn forest preserve. It's beautiful, filled with so much wildlife and I almost always spot a deer or two. I loved my first marathon experience and I can't wait to do it again. The crowd makes the city so energized.
Interesting facts about Sara:
After a long run I crave eggs, avocado and chocolate milk ... so basic
My current mantra: Run all the miles, pet all the dogs.
City: Western Springs, IL
Profession: elementary school teacher
Race Goal: 4:40ish
Unite 2 Fight Paralysis is proud to be an official charity team for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2019. Team U2FP is a group of passionate, hard working runners and wheelchair racers committed to racing the 26.2 miles and fundraising to advance research towards a cure for spinal cord injury.
The team raised over $125,000 in the past few years. All funds directly support our mission: to cure paralysis through advocacy, education, and support for research. Thank you for your support!
|Courtney Kipper||10/13/2019||$50.00||Run Sara Run!||Blake Patterson||10/13/2019||$80.00||You’re awesome!! Run hard.||Anne Munaretto||10/12/2019||$100.00||Good luck, Sara!! Will be cheering for you||SJS Faculty and Staff||10/08/2019||$200.00||Anonymous Friend||10/02/2019||$250.00||Paula Jovien||10/01/2019||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||09/30/2019||$25.00||Ann and Vic Altherr||09/28/2019||$25.00||You go, Sara! We love you both.||Pam, Ron, and Giuliana Pawelski||09/27/2019||$25.00||David Dvorak||09/24/2019||$100.00||Good luck!||Kyle Nagle||09/18/2019||$50.00||Good luck, Sara! <3 Kyle and Ryan||Patti Biernat||09/18/2019||$100.00||You are AWESOME!! I am so glad we decided to run the Chicago Marathon again! You've got this!!!||Katie Dudek||09/17/2019||$25.00||Wish I could run it with you again, but I am glad you are representing U2FP this year! Have a blast!||Ryan Asher||09/16/2019||$100.00||GO SARA!!!!||Laura Krause||09/16/2019||$50.00||What a great cause!||Kelly Lamb||09/15/2019||$25.00||Crush that race, woman!! Wish I could run the second half with you again!! :)||Kenneth Bordens||09/15/2019||$50.00||Micaela Haggerty||09/15/2019||$100.00||I am so proud of you Mrs. Bordens! You will do great! I was so lucky to meet your sister! Love, Micaela!||Gabrielle Lynch||09/09/2019||$20.00||Aimee Neff||08/22/2019||$50.00||Kathryn Mahoney||08/05/2019||$50.00||Love you! You're making the training LOOK easy this year. Keep crushing it! #horizontalrunningclub||K M||05/21/2019||$5.00|