WHY WE ARE TRI-ING WITH RENEW CHICAGO
This August, I am on a mission to conquer the Chicago Triathlon for the 11th consecutive season, raising money to support Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a long-time partner of Renew Chicago.
And this season I've got some help. After years of watching his dad race and gaining an understanding of why he does it, Jordan decided that he's ready to join the effort, too.
While a triathlon can be scary for a 7-year-old, he's been training with a dozen teammates on the Live Grit/Breakthrough team the past six weeks, gaining confidence and some new friends as the smallest and youngest, but one of the most determined kiddos in the group.
The money we raise this year will fund more programs like these and so many others that make a life-changing impact on the families and children of East Garfield Park, located just a mile west of our home. Jordan and I are SO grateful for your support!!
Breakthrough is committed to community revitalization in East Garfield Park on Chicago's West Side, and for 25 years has followed a profoundly simple formula: people first. Each year, Breakthrough provides housing, food, job training, medical care, education, and youth development activities to over 5,000 local residents. Throughout all of its services, Breakthrough envisions a vibrant, healthy community in which all people recognize their God given value and where success is the norm and families prosper.
This year Breakthrough launched the All In Campaign to fund the Family Housing project and expand programs for High Schoolers. Will you consider contributing to support the launch of these exciting projects? See the video for the full story!
ABOUT RENEW CHICAGO
Rooted in partnership with a diverse collection of non-profits, Renew Chicago, a standalone 501(c)3, provides financial and leadership resources and volunteers to more than a dozen local outreach organizations across three core focus areas: Neighborhood Impact, Schools and Education and Economic Renewal.