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Help Jess raise money

For participating in 2022 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

My Story…

2022... Live racing returns and another chance at running 26.2 in Pittsburgh awaits. Last year, with the love and support of family and dear friends, I ran 26.2 on the Montour Trail, alongside my favorite running inspirations. This year, the goal is to run the city, among thousands of others pursuing their goals. 26.2 is the mileage goal. Knowing and saying "I did it" is the 2022 life goal. Since 2019, I've been running after a lot of life goals and transitions that have led me to incredible pain, joy, confusion, laughter, sadness, humility and a lot of new beginnings. I made it over the hill, and now I want to coast into a new life with rolling hills, unpredictable weather, unexpected friendships, hilarious and meaningful signs and hopefully a banana and a smiley face at the end. 

I'm running for me. I'm racing and fundraising for The Miracle League of the South Hills, an organization that means a lot to me, my daughter and our family. With any hope, my daughter will return to Team Orioles and spend her Saturday mornings with a community that knows all too well about life's ups and downs and pain and joy of parenting children with special needs. It's a community of unconditional love and support that makes my daughter feel like an all star, honoring her quirks and uniqueness that often go unnoticed and belittled in the big wide world. I'm forever thankful for the Miracle League of the South Hills and for the loving volunteers, buddies, managers, and families that bring my family some light and happiness during these complicated times in life. 

Please consider donating to the Miracle League of the South Hills so that children like my daughter, families like mine, parents like me, can continue to experience the magic of such a special community. 

Donate to help Jess raise money for 2022 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend’s fundraising campaign.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Apr 30 Eve $27.48
Apr 29 Marty Reddinger You are in my heart. Run well Jess! Undisclosed amount
Apr 28 The Spitznagels $50.00
Apr 25 Scott Gliebe Go Jess! Undisclosed amount
Apr 22 Anonymous $32.80
Mar 28 Anonymous I am in awe of you! Love you! Undisclosed amount
Mar 03 Donald Reddinger Undisclosed amount
Mar 03 Robin Best of luck with training, I will be looking for you at the finish line!! You got this! Undisclosed amount
Feb 28 Anonymous Go cuz!!! You are crushing it! Undisclosed amount
Feb 28 Kelly Kuhn Go Jess! Please keep us posted on the game schedule we’d love to come watch $27.48