Over the weekend of November 17-18, we traveled to Philadelphia to support our team of runners participating in the 2018 Philadelphia Marathon.
For the fourth year in a row, the Emily Whitehead Foundation had the honor of being an official Philadelphia Marathon charity partner.
This year’s team has so far raised $21,000! In four years, Team EWF has now raised over $143,000 through Philadelphia Marathon fundraising efforts. When combined with funds raised during the spring’s Pittsburgh Marathon, Team EWF’s fundraising contributions now total $200,000!
Each marathon weekend we look forward to being inspired by the runners who choose to run on behalf of EWF. This year, 20 runners competed in the various marathon weekend events, including one who conquered the Liberty Challenge by running in the half marathon on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday! This year’s team also included an inspiring mother and 11-year-old son duo, who ran together in the 8k.
Marathon coordinator Jodie Potter says of Team EWF: “It’s just impossible to express my pride in and gratitude toward them. EWF runners: you are changing the world for children and families affected by pediatric cancer! Thanks just doesn’t cover it.”
THANK YOU TEAM EWF! We appreciate each runner, supporter and volunteer for taking great strides toward activating the cure for all children fighting cancer.
Our Philadelphia Marathon fundraising window will remain open until November 30, 2018. Help our team reach their fundraising goals by visiting crowdrise.com/ewfphilly2018!
Interested in joining Team EWF?
Registration for the Pittsburgh Marathon in May 2019 is now open! Runners can fundraise for EWF and run for free, or if already registered, can join the team and fundraise with no fundraising minimum.
Registration information for the 2019 Philadelphia Marathon will be announced through EWF social media when available.