Stacey Wilson, a two-time Team Red Cross runner, is counting the days to her 26.2 miles virtual race in October. This year, for the first time, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Runners have from October 5 to 11 to complete their virtual race.
However, this is not the first virtual race for Stacey, who back in April ran a solo marathon. She believes that experience prepared her for the upcoming race. “It made a huge difference to know friends and family were tracking me and cheering me on from home,” says Stacey.
By running with Team Red Cross, Stacey wants to bring awareness about the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross, and encourage others to support the work the organization does to help people in time of need.
Stacey’s support to the Red Cross goes beyond running the Chicago Marathon. She recently donated blood at a Red Cross blood drive. “Those staffing the blood drive were kind, helpful and knowledgeable. It made me feel better to know that I was able to help others during this time of need.”
Thank you, Stacey, for your support to the Red Cross. You are making a difference in the lives of so many people. We’ll be all cheering for you!
If you would like to help the Red Cross like Stacey, please visit redcross.org to make a donation.
Also, if you are health and feel well, please consider making an appointment to donate blood at redcrossblood.org.
Written by Communications and Marketing Intern, Justin Wang.