What if every mile you ran could help create a miracle? Registering for The Children’s Miracle
Network Miracle Marathon could do just that. It isn’t your typical marathon; the run is spread across 27 days and you are asked to complete a mile a day for 26 days whenever and where ever you like, and the final 1.2 miles is completed as a group. Instead of running 26.2 miles, you will run 27.2. Proceeds from the run are donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. I am running on behalf of the Wellmont Health System in Tennessee.
Wellmont Health System, a part of the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals has created the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Next Generation campaign to raise funds for much needed renovations. The entire project is expected to cost $2.5 million. Miracle Marathon runners like myself who are participating on behalf of Wellmont will be raising money for the Next Generation campaign.
According to Vickie Hungate, Assistant Director of Development for Wellmont,
I am asking my family, friends, and readers each to sponsor me for a day of the run. I am hoping to find 27 donors, but I would love to find more.
Can you spare at least $10 to donate? You can donate here.
I will post a photo on social media each day of the marathon showing when and where I plan to run with the hashtag #JessRunsMM, and I will acknowledge who sponsored me for that day.
If you decide to sponsor a day please leave a blog comment and let me know if there is a specific day you would like to sponsor; I will try to accommodate all requests.
You can also register for the Miracle Marathon here and choose a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to support.