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An official Charity Team of the
Bank of America
CHICAGO MARATHON
2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
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Run for a mission that matters--Change a child's story from abuse and neglect to safety and well-being

Team CASA is accepting applications to be on our charity team for the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Members of our team use the incredible experience of training for and running one of the world’s largest marathons to raise awareness and funds for the most vulnerable individuals in Chicago–children in the Cook County foster care system who have experienced abuse and/or neglect. We are grateful to the Bank of American Chicago Marathon who has selected CASA of Cook County as a charity team who is allocated some of the 10,000 slots that are reserved for charity runners who agree to raise funds in exchange for a guaranteed marathon entry. 

Team CASA runners are asked to reach for the goal of raising $2,500, or the cost of providing CASA services for one child in foster care for one year. Runners directly impact the lives of children who will receive individual advocacy in court by a trained CASA volunteer. The advocacy that they receive has been shown to shorten the time they are in foster care and ensure they receive needed medical, educational, and social services while in care. The ultimate goal of CASA is to help each child find a safe, permanent home. The trajectory of these children’s lives are changed because they have a committed adult CASA volunteer who is with them throughout the most traumatic time in their lives.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon requires that charity runners understand that their guaranteed entry into the event is in exchange for their commitment to raise a minimum of $1,750 for the charity. All charity runners must also comply with all charity rules and regulations. 

Does Team CASA sound like the right charity team for you?
Here is what you need to know and do:

1. Click on the Join Team CASA button, and share your name and email.

2. We will send you a Team CASA Runner Agreement with all the details you need to know before you commit to our team, which includes acknowledging fundraising minimums and timelines for raising funds.

3. Once accepted, Team CASA members will be given access to the marathon registration portal where they must pay their own registration fee and set up their fundraising page.

4. Team CASA members are not officially registered for the marathon until they raise their first $200. Team CASA members are only officially registered for the 2022 Bank of America Marathon when they have completed all steps and received registration notification directly from the marathon.

Please direct any questions about Team CASA or corporate sponsorship opportunities to James McIntyre at james.mcintyre@casacookcounty.org.

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TEAM CASA

Alex Hummels

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Alison Flath

As an elementary school teacher I am very familiar with the struggles that many students can go through when moving through the foster care system. Upon reading about the organization

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Aman Thotakura

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Anna Kirkland

Although I am unfamiliar with marathon racing, I am both familiar with and passionate about the work that CASA does. As I begin my professional career post-grad, I am unable

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Anusha Thotakura

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Ashley Bennett

I am a social worker who works in child protection. I’ve worked with CASA over the years and have witnessed how impactful their work is.

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Brian Scott

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Cate Chenus

I love to run, and the only thing better than running is running to help raise funds and awareness for an amazing organization like CASA! Knowing that I am a

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Chanel Shum

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Christina Ochs

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Dan Drew

Hello! My name is Dan Drew and I am from Evanston, Illinois and a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign studying Geography and GIS. This year, I

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Dasha Mckinney

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Emma Nazar

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Francesca Gabrielle Mateo

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Gerardo Flores

I love running and being able to run for Team CASA because of the great cause. I believe in the transformative power of advocacy and support, especially for those who

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Haley Schmer

During my time as a student at Indiana University-Bloomington, I was fortunate to work with CASA Monroe County as a Student Board Representative in order to facilitate connection between the

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James Hudson

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Jeremy Hernandez

My name is Jeremy Raul Hernandez. I am 22 and just graduated from Butler University! I am running with team Casa because I believe in what Casa does for Children

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Jessica Simkins

I fundraised for CASA while I was in college and was shocked by how important this organization is, and that I hadn’t heard of it before! I jumped at the

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Joe Malory

My mom worked for the county for many years. She had many clients who benefited from CASA. Of all the programs she worked with, she felt CASA did the most

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Kortney Jordan

I am honored to be able to run for the CASA of Cook County Charity Team. Having personally worked with CASA and its advocates in my time in the Juvenile

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Matt Gentry

I have been involved with CASA since 2015. My wife worked at CASA and is an advocate. I was on the Warrick County CASA Board from 2018 to 2021.

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Mckenna Ebiner

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Megan Murphy

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Monica Lozano

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with a strong background in the field of child welfare. In 2020, I graduated with a master’s degree in social work from the

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Paige Stamps

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Robert Warren

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Sandy Arevalo

I’m a paraprofessional at our local elementary school working. It’s so important to me that children have safe spaces and someone on their side who will fight for them.

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Sandy Glassberg

This will be my first-ever marathon, and it means a lot to me to celebrate and coincide this momentous event with my first year as a CASA volunteer!

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Sarah Leahy

Team CASA is here to support the children abused and neglected in the foster care system. A future goal of mine is to foster the children in the system to

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Stephanie Dutka

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Virginia Ritinski

Working with children daily as an elementary teacher, I see firsthand how we can impact and make a difference in a child’s life. I am thrilled to join an incredible

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Xavier Appleberry

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Yesica Ocegueda

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Please direct any questions about Team CASA or corporate sponsorship opportunities to James McIntyre at james.mcintyre@casacookcounty.org.