DayOneNetwork staff and board members will be manning the food tent at the third annual Advocate Dreyer Fox Valley Marathon in St. Charles on Sunday.
“This is an easy way for us to say thank you to race organizers for the opportunity to participate in the marathon Charity Partner Program,” said DayOneNetwork Executive Director Joyce Helander.
The 2012 Fox Valley Marathon Charity Partner Program gives area organizations the opportunity to raise awareness and dollars to support programs and services. DayOneNetwork and seven other nonprofits have received contributions for the last several months as runners have registered for the marathon. In exchange for a $100 contribution to the charity partner of their choice runners receive 50 percent off the race registration fee.
“The Charity Partner Program is a great way to help out some of your neighbors in need, and to be a part of the Fox Valley Marathon races,” said Race Director, Dave Sheble.
The Fox Valley Marathon steps off at 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in downtown St. Charles at Illinois Avenue and 1st Street. Race organizers expect about 3,000 runners from across the Fox Valley and United States, as well as Canada, Australia, Brazil, and Europe.
“We’re looking forward to volunteering again,” Helander said. “We had a great time cheering on the runners last year and certainly appreciate the opportunity to spread the word about the work DayOneNetwork is doing on behalf of individuals with developmental delays and disabilities.”
DayOneNetwork will have 39 runners representing it on the course Sunday, including one of its own service coordinators.
To support DayOneNetwork through the 2012 Fox Valley Marathon and for more information on the races visit www.fv26.com. Contributions also can be sent directly to DayOneNetwork at 1551 E. Fabyan Parkway, Geneva, IL 60134.
DayOneNetwork’s mission is to find solutions for children and adults with developmental delays and/or disabilities, who live in Kane and Kendall counties and Hanover Township of Cook County, and to make the connections for necessary services and supports.