Team Gilda Marathon 2019

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David Himmel

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In high school, I was a decorated long-distance runner. Long since out of the game, I'm seeing if I still have what it takes by participating in the 2019 Chicago Marathon. And since I can't get any more patches for my letterman's jacket, I'm fundraising for Gilda's Club Chicago. But that's not the only reason I'm running on Team Gilda.

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I'm running to help make a difference in the lives of those impacted by cancer. I've been involved with this organization since 2011 and I've seen the good it does every day. It helps kids, spouses, friends, parents, patients... anyone who has had to face down a cancer diagnosis of any kind. I've had cancer. I've watched loved ones beat it and get beaten by it. No matter the outcome, facing cancer is a rough go. Gilda's Club Chicago helps make that rough go a bit easier through support and community.

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Cancer has come into all of our lives in some way. If it hasn't yet, it will. And when it does, Gilda's Club Chicago will be here for you and your loved ones. Please make a donation to this cause and I'll dedicate a mile to or a training-related overheating to you.

I'm documenting my journey with a new post each week in the series "Long Train Running: A Chicago Marathon Story." I hope you'll follow along.

Learn more about this incredible organization at or just ask me. 

Thank you for your support and love. See you on the street!

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