Hi friends and thank you for visiting my fundraising page. My name is Myriam Bermudez and I discovered the passion for running a few years ago on the lake trail in Chicago, IL while looking for a new challenge. I always try to run at least one half marathon a year and have completed 3 so far. At first I have to be honest that I hated running every single minute until eventually I found it so freeing that I could not stop. Running gives me the space to enjoy "me time", to challenge my body to do what it is capable of doing and when I finish each race I feel a sense of accomplishment that I cannot get enough of.
I had my first baby, a boy named Matias this January who is the light of my life and I wanted to sign up for a race to complete the same year he was born. Last year I had signed up for the Wine and Dine half marathon but I could not finish it because I was very pregnant and could only finish the 5k portion. Finishing the 5k felt good but still I wanted to go back and finish a longer race as I originally intended to do. I signed up this year to run the 10K and since I have to get back to running little by little after having my baby, I thought the best way to do it was to raise money for a charity to help other children. By having a fundraising goal, I can strive to run my best while ensuring we can together help children in need making it more meaningful. I am so excited to have joined Team Save the Children for the 2019 Disney Wine and Dine! I am part of a team of athletes who will stop at nothing to help Save the Children get closer to their goal of reaching every last child.
For nearly 100 years, Save the Children has done whatever it takes to create a world where no young child dies from a preventable cause, all children learn from a quality basic education, and violence against children is not tolerated. Where every child has the best chance for a bright future. I'm proud to make my miles matter for kids across the world. Please support my efforts by donating to my page today!