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I'm running the 2022 Bank of America Chicago to support Mission of Our Lady of the Angels! 

I ran my first half marathon in 2014 and ever since then, I've ran a half marathon every year except for 2021. Moreover, I ran my first international half marathon in 2018 and challenged myself to run my first full 26.2 marathon in 2017. It's been quite a journey! Now, in honor of my second marathon, I decided raising funds for a charity would be the cherry on top to my marathon training. This is my very first event raising funds for a charity, and it has been a blessing to support such a great cause. Training in 95+ degree weather has tested my limits this summer, but I am reminded of WHY I'm running and for that I am so happy to support the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels as they provide food and support to a vulnerable community. 

ABOUT MISSION OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS

Mission of Our Lady of the Angels exists to provide material and spiritual support to W. Humboldt Park, Chicago- one of the most challenged neighborhoods in the US. The Mission feeds about 3,000 families a month, provides additional material and pastoral support to families, youth, and senior citizens, and, most importantly, brings the love of Christ to a neighborhood desperately in need of hope. More info about the Mission at www.missionola.com.

Funds raised from Team OLA 2022 will be used to:

(1) Help the Mission expand its food pantry + other material distributions

-Mission of Our Lady of the Angels currently serves about 3,000 families a month- and growing!

-Help the Mission continue to expand and improve this outreach. 

(2) Help the Mission successfully start using its new outreach center!

- Mission OLA will be rolling out all of the *new* things in its new outreach center in 2022. The new 57 bedroom retreat center and social service outreach spaces will start to be put to use.

-There will be costs for last minute fixes of the building as well as for getting the programming rolling! Help support this roll out! 

Donate today to be part of the miracle that is TEAM OLA!

The Mission is a 501(c)(3) and relies entirely on the donations of private donors.

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  • Anonymous Felicidades Jessica! Eres una campeona! October 2022 $175.00
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  • Anonymous Felicidades Jessica! Eres una campeona! October 2022 $175.00
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  • Carrie Davis Looks like a great time and wonderful cause! Congrats on all your hard work! October 2022 $130.00
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