Team Challenge, the half marathon training program benefitting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, is getting ready to kick off their Vegas season here in Chicago. Join with three experienced coaches and a fun team to train for your first, second, or fiftieth half marathon. The program has runners of all shapes, sizes, and abilities and can help you get to the finish line whether you plan to run, walk, or some combination of both.
What is Team Challenge you ask? Team Challenge is hosting information meeting & kick-off party will be held this Saturday, August 3 at 10:00 am at Dave & Busters, 1030 N. Clark Street in Chicago – meet the coaches, our honoree, learn more about the program, and Pace of Chicago readers register at a discounted rate.
It’s a special evening where the local Chicago team will be honoring twelve year old “Kyle.”
Kyle was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 6. Now 12, he’s endured countless colonoscopies, three blood transfusions, and receives an intravenous medication every eight weeks to help him live a more normal life. He’s at the maximum dose for his age level, so he and his family worry what will happen if that stops working. A majority of his life has been spent in constant pain.
By joining Team Challenge now only can you help kids like Kyle, but countless others who suffer from Crones and Colitis. At one point or another we all have a super painful poop or pain “down there,” for most people it goes away, for others it’s an unbearable part of their every day.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, but want to help, simply click here and “LIKE” their Facebook page. The Chicago chapter is #2 in the country, a few more likes will put them over the top and show the country what we already know, Chicago is the best!
To learn more about Team Challenge you can e-mail Lauren the head of the Chicago chapter t firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-937-2828.
Click here to LIKE Team Challenge-Chicago and head out Saturday night to honor Kyle and learn more about Team Challenge.