Run For A Cause

Imerman Angels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide comfort and understanding for all cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers through a personalized one-on-one connection with someone who has been there. Imerman Angels envisions a world where cancer is not a solitary experience. Through its unique matching process, Imerman Angels partners individuals seeking cancer support with a “Mentor Angel” who provides psychosocial support and support to anyone facing cancer. To learn more about the important work your efforts will support, click HERE or view the short video below:  

See Marissa's Journey Featured in RunFit 365

“…Throughout her college years, Marissa was personally impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence. Her experiences have led her to become a resource for helping survivors heal and overcome their abuse and experiences, just as she did. It also led her to publish three best selling books on these topics. In January 2020, she launched a podcast called Healing From Emotional Abuse, where she hosts discussions with survivors to share their stories, and give advice.

In one episode, she was joined by 5 military veterans who spoke about their experience with military sexual trauma (MST). One of her guests spoke about how running was helpful to her healing and challenged Marissa to run the 2021 Chicago Marathon with her, supporting female veteran organizations and MST survivors. Without hesitation, she accepted the challenge. Enter the instant motivation…”

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