Taking My Own Advice!

March 16, 2014 at 5:00 am
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Today is the NYC 1/2 Marathon. The last two years in this race, I ran my best times in years and had a great time. This is the third year that I am running with the Alexandra’s Playground team. This is the second year that I am holding a great raffle for my fundraising. You can read all about the organization and check out the raffle HERE. I raised more than twice my $1,000 goal so…

Friday Finds: Selfless w/Perks, Another Great Blog Hop Giveaway + More!

March 14, 2014 at 6:08 am
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If you read this blog, you know I am all about deals and perks AND that I love to support awesome charities. Imagine my surprise when I found out about Chicago start-up Selfless. Selfless asks you to pick your cause from a list that includes organizations like the no-kill animal shelter PAWS and the cancer-support network Imerman’s Angels. You pledge $9/month. In exchange for this, they offer awesome perks from local businesses.  You’ll receive a Selfless perks card, which gets you…

Guest Post: Chicago Marathon Heads Up!

March 13, 2014 at 5:32 am
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I recently met Lauren Walsh who is the “Endurance Manager” for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. What does that mean? She coordinates race teams for all of their charity events in Chicago- she is the “chief runner”! How cool is that? As we were chatting she told me something new about the changes to the charity program for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon now that it will be a lottery. It was so interesting that I…

Support Alexandra’s Playground + You Could Win, Too!

March 6, 2014 at 5:40 am
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There are many charities that I feel passionate about for a variety of reasons; I write about them often. One that I have supported every year since it was founded is Alexandra’s Playground. This organization was founded by my friends, Andrea and Michael Vitale, to honor the life of their daughter who passed away in 2008 when she was four years old. Alex loved to play, so the mission of the organization is to provide…