In 2012, a few faculty members and students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, joined by a few members of the Goldie’s Place executive board, realized that they could raise money as part of their marathon training experience. Through bake sales, and donations from friends and family, the runners raised $1100 for Goldie’s Place that first year. 2014 presented us with the opportunity to become an official charity partner with 5 guaranteed entries to the race. The commitment of our runners (and the generous support of our donors) allowed us 5 additional spots in the 2015 marathon. Our 10-person running team was committed to raising $10,000 for Goldie’s Place this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon! The team exceeded their goal and ran on October 11, 2015.