Amanda Maddocks is Running for Reading
I'm running the 2013 Chicago Marathon to raise money for Concordia University's new Center for Literacy. I've been running off and on since graduate school and have gotten very serious about it since having my two kids (Sean and Colin). Since Colin was born in 2010 I've run five half marathons and one full marathon. This will be my first Chicago Marathon and my first attempt at running a race for a charitable cause.
Concordia's new Center for Literacy is a very important cause to me and the development of the new Center is being led by my very dear friend Dr. Dara Soljaga. I hope that my fundraising will help with her work and the work the Center will be able to do for the University and Oak Park River Forest community.