Camille’s son and Andrea’s nephew Max suffered a spinal cord injury 2 years ago in August. Camille, Andrea, and Max attended Working 2 Walk Iin Vancouver last October and were inspired by the work of the organization.
Camille- "I signed up for the race in the spring because I had not been excercising and thought this would be a step towards taking care of myself. Also, we encourage Max to be active and thought this would be a good way to set an example for him".
Andrea-" I have always been an advocate for being active and have loved running. I encourage my sister and nephew to both be active and when I received an email regarding spots open on the U2FP team I sent an to see if anyone was interested and my sister said yes! I am looking forward to being able to do this with her and support this team. Sister bonding time and a beautiful Chicago day - a great combination".
-Any kind of food is top of the cravings list after a long run
-The sisters listen to Indigo Girls during training
This is Camilles first full marathon and Andrea ran the Richmond marathon in 2009.
Names:Camille Szematowicz Rammer and Andrea Szematowicz Hartzell
City: Janesville WI (Camille) Raleigh NC (Raleigh)
Profession: Youth Services Associate in Children’s Library (Camille)
Pediatric Physical Therapist
Fundraising Goal: $2000
Race Goal (time/just finish!): Have Fun and enjoy sister bonding time
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!
|Jennifer Spangler||10/17/2019||$25.00||Julie Garvin||10/13/2019||$30.00||Daniel Ek||10/13/2019||$50.00|