Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Virtual Marathon Recap

finishes of the virtual marathon Detroit Kilter and Team23 KGF

Over the weekend of October 16-18th, thousands of runners participated in the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Virtual Marathon. While our first year as a charity partner for the event didn’t go quite as expected, we are proud to announce that our Team 23 runners raised over $6,000 in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease!

We are so proud of Debra Gleeson and Jamen Spitzer!


Debra Gleeson
Jamen Spitzer

Debra is a new runner and completed the Temptation challenge – a 5K + 1 Mile race and even beat her goal time. She had an original fundraising goal of $1,500 and raised over $2,000! She was supported in her run by her daughter Haley, and ran in honor of her husband Tim is who is battling Parkinson’s Disease.

Jamen is a Michigan native who now lives in Los Angeles. He ran his first ever full marathon – 26. 2 miles along the California coast. Jamen ran in support of his father Ben who is fighting Parkinson’s Disease. Jamen has been documenting his training and is working on a film that chronicles his journey as a runner and his relationship with his father. Jamen beat his original fundraising goal of $2,300 and raised over $3,000!

Team 23 also participated in the Detroit Marathon Charity Partner Challenge via the Kilter Rewards app. With 39 participants our team came in second place and raised an additional $700 dollars to fight Parkinson’s. Stay tuned for future challenges with Team 23 on Kilter Rewards – all you have to do to support the fight against Parkinson’s is lace up those sneakers and start moving!

We hope you’ll join us in 2021 for race weekend.

Virtual Fundraising Opportunities





Virtual Fundraising Opportunities

 

Want to join Team 23? We are pleased to announce we are partnered with the GivenGain online fundraising platform. You can choose the event of your choice – a 5K, 10K, 1 mile walk or run or get creative! You can start your own fundraising platform here, with all proceeds going to the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s. Anyone raising over $500 will receive an exclusive Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s dri-fit t-shirt.

Please view this useful guide for how to set up your fundraiser.

If you have any additional questions please contact Michelle Newman at michelle@kirkgibsonfoundation.org.

Thank you for your support and for joining Team 23!