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Bank of America Chicago Marathon  |  October 11, 2015
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Join the ALF Cheer Squad at Taylor and Ashland this Sunday from 7:30am - 11:30 am and cheer your ALF Chicago Marathon team to victory!

Contact Event Manager, Emily Jensen, at or 312-377-9030x12 for more information.

Click on a runner's name below to learn why they are running for Team ALF and to make a donation to them today!

Matt Bailey Dan Bernoske Julie Boll
Philip Boccalatte
Julianna Brouwer
Emily Clark
John Conley
John Connelly
Idalia Cruz Garcia
Shannon Garwich
Patrick Glynn
Jeanine Hampton
Donald Jensen
Emily Jensen
Samantha Johnson
Brett Klein
Melissa Kujawa
Lori Legette
Hillary Lotz
Don Mason
Lisa Meredith
Melissa Richardson
Kelly Robinson
Roy Sandeman
Aaron Sandler
Sara Skaggs
David Spak
Cale Spaulding
Chris Tirado
Claire Weinstein
 John Yap

Coach's Corner: Race Gear Checklist

Presented by Runner's World

CES runners


  • Race confirmation
  • Hotel confirmation
  • Plane Tickets
  • Headphones for the flight
  • Course Map
  • Directions to race and number pick-up
  • Vaseline or other anti-chafing lotion
  • Hat or visor
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Hat or visor
  • Safety pins
  • Water bottle for the flight
  • Toilet paper
  • Healthy, carbohydrate-laden snacks for the flight
  • Area maps
  • Area guide for restaurants and events
  • Camera and film
  • Extra cash, travelers checks, or credit cards
  • ID (and passport if necessary)
  • Street clothes and shoes
  • Toiletries including a travel-sized first aid kit
  • Ear plugs
  • Travel alarm
  • Toilet paper
  • Food you usually eat for breakfast before running


  • Watch or GPS
  • Shoes, orthotics if necessary
  • Team ALF Singlet/short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt for race, as weather dictates
  • Sports bra
  • Shorts/tights for race, as weather dictates
  • Old sweatshirt or T-shirt you can toss after a few miles
  • Socks
  • Gels or sports drink if you've been training with them
  • Energy bars if you'll be standing around for several hours before the race
  • Sunglasses
  • Band-Aids or NipGuards if necessary
  • Fanny pack if you run with one


  • Extra socks (including compression sleeves or socks to wear on the plane)
  • Extra shirt and shorts/pants
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Food if you won't be fed at the post-race festivities
  • Towel
  • Ibuprofen
  • Plastic bag for ice, dirty clothes, etc

Runner's ALF Water Stop

matching-gifts-for-fundraising-walks-runs-cycling.jpgDid you know that many companies have matching employer gifts and volunteer incentive programs to maximize their financial contributions to non-profit organizations? This means they will match employee donations to non-profits, which increases your fundraising total and helps us move toward a world without liver disease.

How it works:

  • Send an email to your donors explaining the benefits of matching employer gifts and ask them to check with their Human Resources or Payroll department to see if they have a matching gifts program. 
  • Have your donors follow the procedure outlined by the company’s matching gift program. Printed materials may be mailed to:

    American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division
    Liver Life Walk Michigan – Matching Gifts 
    67 E Madison, Ste 1614
    Chicago, IL 60603
  • Our staff will send confirmation to the donor’s company. Upon receipt of the matching employer gift, we will credit your fundraising efforts with the amount.
  • Don't forget to talk to your own company about getting your gift matched!
Campaign Progress
of Goal
$55,853.20 Raised
Support an Athlete

Top Participants
  1 -  Donald Jensen ($4,805.00)
  2 -  Melissa Richardson ($4,735.00)
  3 -  Cale Spaulding ($2,205.00)
  4 -  ROY SANDEMAN ($2,125.00)
  5 -  John Conley ($2,060.00)
  6 -  Lori Legette ($2,055.00)
  7 -  Patrick Glynn ($2,025.00)
  8 -  John Connelly ($1,895.00)
  9 -  Lisa Meredith ($1,760.00)
  10 -  Julie Boll ($1,659.40)

Proud to be an official charity partner....

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Event Contact Information:
Event Manager: Emily Jensen
Event Manager Phone: 312-377-9030
Event Manager Email:
Event Location:
Start and Finish is in Grant Park
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