Here at GrubHub.com, Matt Maloney and I believe in fostering a strong sense of community involvement and encourage volunteer work among our staff. Over the last few years, I’ve become an avid marathon runner. While the training can sometimes be challenging, the experience has been extremely rewarding. This year, I have decided to run the Chicago (Oct. 12) and New York City (Nov. 1) marathons to raise money for Team Hole in the Wall. This very deserving organization provides a great camp experience for seriously ill children.
Hole in the Wall Camps
Hole in the Wall Camps are magical places where, in a nurturing, carefree, physically safe and medically sound setting, children with serious illnesses can kick back and just be kids.
The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps is a not-for-profit organization created to support the shared interests and activities of the existing camps, and to foster the responsible development of new camps and programs. To date, more than 135,000 children from all 50 states and 39 countries have attended Hole in the Wall Camps free of charge.
Every summer at Hole in the Wall Camps, hundreds of children become athletes and actors, painters and poets, swimmers and singers, clowns and canoe paddlers, naturalists, equestrians, and hot air balloonists. It is amazing what these campers accomplish in one week; just as amazing are the obstacles they overcome day to day from serious illnesses such as cancer, sickle cell anemia, HIV/AIDS and hemophilia.
Personally, it means a lot to me to help provide these children the opportunity to enjoy nature the same way I do when I’m running. Please join me as I run Chicago and New York Marathons to support this worthy cause!
My goal is to raise $10,000 for the charity! And I’ll need all the help I can get.
To find out more about the charity or make a donation, you can visit my Team Hole in the Wall personal page.
Mike Evans is a co-founder and COO of GrubHub.com.