I made a friend on Twitter, @cubicledad, and he told me about his fundraising efforts through The American Heart Association. His daughter is the true reason for his life transformation and fundraising goals. In one year, he lost 100 lbs and completed his first marathon! He is a real inspiration, and he is the reason I joined the Start! Running Team through the American Heart Association. My goal: raise $500 dollars. Since heart disease is what took my grandpa's life, I felt a true connection to the organization. So far, I've raised $238.
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. I greatly appreciate your generous donation to an organization that helps provide research and education to stop our No. 1 and No. 3 killers. So cheers to you, my supporters and donors:
- Esmond's Shoe Store (pledge of $0.60 / mile in honor of lives lost in the family due to heart disease)
- Juli and Bob Snively (pledge of $0.10 / mile)
- Kaye and Walt Sieb
- Joe and Diana Lahman
- Robyn Miller
- Sonia Mendez
- Bobbi Johnson
- Ann Gardner
- Sarah and Dusty Frey
- Patsy Brown
- Jenni Desper
- Meggie Dials (my running mentor)
- Alex Shane and Bobbi Johnson
- Chelsea Baughman
- Heather and Nick Hutton
- April Abernathy
If you are interested in donating, you can check go to my personal donation page: http://runwithheartchicago.kintera.org/metrochicago/ashleysieb or send me a check directly made out to The American Heart Association. I'll send you a red wristband that supports the cause too that says, "Run With Heart" and my Twitter name (for you to follow my progress) "@AshleySieb".
Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much.