Lily's Personal Fundraising Page

Supporting athletes by running Chicago 2022!

My Story

My family has been involved with Special Olympics for close to three decades. While my family's story is not mine to tell, what is mine to tell is power and impact of this organization. Special Olympics empowers young people, and adults -- celebrating moments and bringing joy to sometime dark times. Special Olympics celebrates those who have historically been excluded from social norms--including many team and individual sports. 

I've seen this organiazation across the country have a positive impact on athletes, family members, spectators and volunteers. Special Olympics is truly a "special" organization. That's why I'm running the 2022 Chicago Marathon with Special Olympics Chicago. I'm excited to spread their mission of inclusion, acceptance, and joy through the streets of Chicago this fall.

I ask that you consider a donation of any size - perhaps $26.2 - to this amazing organization.  Furthermore, your dollar goes further - I will personally match every donation up to $1,250 by the end of the summer. My employer will then match that dollar. So, your donation will be tripled towards Special Olympics Chicago.

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In case you're using the mail...

Mail Checks to:

Special Olympics Chicago 

2 E. 8th St.

Mezzanine Level

Chicago, IL 60605

 

Again, thank you for supporting Chicago's 7,500+ superstar Special Olympics athletes! 

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My Supporters

  • Anonymous Final match! October 2022
  • Anonymous Final match! October 2022
  • MacArthur Foundation October 2022 $300.00
  • Maddy Landon Go Lily go!! So hyped to cheer you on this fall, my friend! September 2022 $52.50
  • A Merchant September 2022 $52.50
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  • Anonymous Amazed at the support! Matching donations for the past week! August 2022 $1,033.20
  • LILY VANDERBLOEMEN Amazed at the support! Matching donations for the past week! August 2022 $688.80
  • Anonymous Lily's matching gift for donation through 8/10! August 2022 $535.50
  • Lily Vanderbloemen Lily's matching gift for donation through 8/10! August 2022 $357.00
  • MacArthur Foundation October 2022 $300.00
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