Congratulations to the members of Team CCO who competed in this years Chicago Triathlon! The triathlon was a new charitable fitness option in 2016 and it was a great success! The team raised over $1,700 through swimming, cycling, and running for the families and individuals sheltered at CCO.
It’s not too late to donate! Visit the Team CCO CrowdRise page to support the team that supports for CCO.
Eve shared about her motivation to get through the grueling biking section of the Chicago Triathlon:
“I never realized how many hills are on Lake Shore Drive but riding up them, after swimming a half mile, I sure noticed! At first I was cursing those hills with my legs on fire, but then I realized homeless people sleep under these bridges. This is an overpass, this is why I am doing this because people sleep under overpasses when what they really need is shelter and a home. So those hills became an opportunity to pray, for each man, woman and child that has to sleep under there, in a shelter family room, or in a bunk bed in an open dorm. The cycling piece of this triathlon was a little slow but it was filled with joy, peace, and the presence of God. I am happy I took the time to be present to the pain. It was a good reminder of why I chose to do this race.”
The members of Team CCO are everyday people like you and I who wish to use fitness and athletic competitions to feed, clothe, and provide safe shelter to those in need. Are you interested in joining the Team? Click here to learn more.
Do you want a fitness plan that benefits yourself AND others? Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of homeless families and individuals while improving your overall health? Then, Team CCO is for you! Learn more about Team CCO by clicking here.
Show your support for Team CCO with one of these comfortable cotton t-shirts and hoodies that are being sold through tfund. They are only available through February 5th!
Each shirt you buy provides shelter, meals, and supportive services for one homeless adult or child. And you look good!
Only 24 days until the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Team CCO is training hard and fund raising for the big event! If you are interested in supporting our team by working in the CCO Charity Tent or by providing some nutritious snacks for our runners contact Eve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marathon day snacks include:
-coffee (for the volunteers in the tent)
The Team needs your support! If you would like to date directly to a runner click here.
Strive4more.com is hosting a new run to benefit Cornerstone Community Outreach,
40K on Fathers day in Iraq.
A friend of Cornerstone is in Iraq coordinating this event. There will be upwards of 140 individuals running in a relay race to help support the homeless at Cornerstone Community Outreach, in Chicago, IL. It will be a mix of Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force and civilian contractors participating, all stationed in southern Iraq.
We are very excited about connecting with the service men and women over there in this way. If you are interested in donating or participating in some way, please contact them at strive4more.com and click on contact.