Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Misericordia Heartsquad runs Ragnar!
Ragnar is the overnight running relay race (June 7 & 8) that makes testing your limits a team sport. This year the Misericordia Heartsquad comprised of 12 team members and numerous volunteer drivers and cheerleaders that will support us along the way (from Madison, WI to Chicago) have joined forces to raise funds and awareness for Misericordia with the adventure of a lifetime.
Picture this: Running 200(ish) miles, day and night, relay-style, through some of the most scenic terrain North America could muster. Add in two vans, inside jokes and a mild case of sleep deprivation. The result? Some call it a slumber party without sleep, pillows or deodorant. We call it a Ragnar Relay. (http://ragnarrelay.com/)
Our inspiration when things get tough will be the 600 children and adults with developmental disabilities that we have the privilege of working with each day. We'd like to use our training over the next few months to get the residents involved and excited about fitness. They are at the heart of our team and will help us to stay focused on the finish line. As a team we have promised ourselves that we will run the distance and raise over $15,000 to help support the incredible work being done here at Misericordia every day!
Runners: Beth Muckler & Dan Ostrozovich (Therapy Dept)
Daniel Rampert, Rachel Michels & Allie Bartosik (QIDPs) Vanessa Casio & Sharon Keane (Human Resources), Marina Middleton (Residential Manager), Joe Ferrara (Admin), Krista Thanes (Occupational Therapy),
Volunteers: Mary Frances Schultz & Alisa Jordan (Therapy Dept), Sharon & Stephen Rickerson (parents)
The Misericordia Heartsquad: We strive together shoulder to shoulder for one common goal: to support the children and adults with developmental disabilities that call Misericordia Home.
Individually support the Heartquad:
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity
~Your Logo on our t-shirt
~Acknowledgement in the Misericordia Newsletter (received by 130,000 people)
~Acknowledgement in the online Ragnar Web Story
The Ragnar Team is looking for in-kind donations of much needed race day supplies:
~Dry Fit T-Shirts
If you are willing to get involved, please email Joe Ferrara at email@example.com