Sweating for a Cause
Whether it’s running, walking, biking or swimming, Intouchers love to work out for a good cause. And thanks to our #ALLin campaign, Intouchers are finding extra motivation to sweat for causes that matter to them.
Last month, several Chicago Intouchers — Kelli Michaelis, account administrator; Justin Zylberman, account administrator; and Ben Mendenhall, senior account manager — participated in the Chi Town Half-Marathon and 10K on April 9.
The race, which took place at Montrose Harbor on Chicago’s Lakefront Path, benefits Special Olympics Chicago, which provides year-round training and competition in 22 sports for nearly 5,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities.
All three Intouch participants felt accomplished going #ALLin for a truly worthy cause — especially since the day of the event proved extra challenging with ice and freezing winds. Despite the less than ideal weather, they all crossed the finish line and gained a new appreciation for Special Olympics Chicago.
“I am a believer in volunteering and raising money for charities. It is rewarding to see people who are affected by these charities at the event supporting or participating themselves,” said Ben. “This event allowed me to learn about the many great opportunities Special Olympics provides.”
Additionally, the event further inspired Kelli, Ben and Justin to continue to look for more opportunities to get involved and make a difference.
“My experience at this event encouraged me to find further ways to get involved with the Special Olympics,” said Justin. “This is a group of incredible individuals who are inspiring to watch, and they motivate me to do more.”
To learn more about the #ALLin campaign, follow us on Instagram @Team_ALLin and be sure to check out our upcoming blog posts featuring other Intouchers who have participated in healthcare events.