How to Take Part
We invite you to be a part of this worthy cause by joining the NetsforLife® team. As a participant in the 16th Annual Chicago Half Marathon & 5K, you will be responsible to register for the race as a Diocese of Chicago team member, raise money for NetsforLife®, and be an active participant in team related activities. You will be responsible for promoting fundraising within your network of friends, family, and colleagues.
To sign up and run/ walk as part of Team NetsforLife®, register online. When checking out, please enter CHMERD12 in the coupon code box. This will indicate that you are part of Team NetsforLife® and will provide you a $5 discount off the half marathon. You should see an immediate savings.
Support Team NetsforLife®
To make an online contribution, go to the Episcopal Relief & Development website and select donate. Choose NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund and enter your gift amount. Under Gift Information, select the option “Yes, in honor of” and enter "Chicago Half Marathon" along with the runner's name you are sponsoring.
You can also mail checks or money orders to Episcopal Relief & Development. Checks should be made payable to NetsforLife®. Please write "Chicago Half Marathon" and the runner’s name you are sponsoring in the memo line:
All donations are tax deductible, and should be mailed to:
Questions? Call 855.312.HEAL for assistance or to contribute by credit card over the phone.
About NetsforLife® and the Inspiration Fund
Since 2006, NetsforLife® has distributed over 8.5 million nets as part of its campaign to fight malaria resulting in less sickness, fewer deaths and stronger communities. Combined with the community education and net monitoring work of nearly 74,000 trained Malaria Control Agents, these nets have saved the lives of over 100,000 children under five and reduced the overall malaria-related death rate by 45% in communities where NetsforLife® is active. NetsforLife® is a program partnership of Episcopal Relief & Development.
The NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund is educating, engaging, and uniting Episcopalians to support Millennium Development Goals and the fight against malaria. The goal of the campaign is to build awareness about this disease and how it can be prevented. It also aims to raise $5 million by December 2012.
Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of The Episcopal Church and an independent 501(c)(3) organization. The agency takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners to help rebuild after disasters and to empower local communities to find lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.