Mike Kida
1  year  Mo Bro

$2,350

Target: $2,000
raised $2,350 since 2022
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Men's health
Prostate cancer

As I approached my 49th birthday in the worst shape my life, I decided that I needed a reset. What better way to reset than to set a major goal.....like run a marathon. This October I plan to run 26.2 miles through the city of Chicago with Team Movember at the BoA Chicago Marathon. My first thought was to register for the lottery and let fate decide. Part of me hoped I’d get in, a bigger part of me was terrified I would. But when lottery day came around and I got the “sorry try again next year” email I was completely bummed. So I started looking at all of the charity partners and decided this was something I needed to do.

I considered a couple of local charities but as I scrolled through the list I came across Movember. The more I read about the organization the more I know that if I was going to do a crazy thing like run a marathon, this is the charity I wanted to run for. Great, but why????

It all started with the mustache. As some of you know, Mitch (my dad) was rocking the stache WAY after and WAY before they were cool. It was his signature look for most of my life. Sadly, we lost my dad in 2020 after a 10 year battle with kidney cancer. It didn't take long before Movember = mustache = dad, so I figured I'd run for dad.

But the more I looked into Movember, the more I connected. One of main things they do is fund prostate cancer research, something that directly impacted my family. My brother-in-law Kurt was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer at the age of 45 (4 years younger than I am now) and fought for 15 years. We lost Kurt in 2020, about 6 months after dad.

So I'm running in honor of dad and Kurt, 2 men who've had a big impact on my life. If they were able to fight 10-15 years, I can figure out a way to get my fat ass to move 26.2 miles. Yes, that means I'm running for me too. This is going to be a long, inspiring and sometimes frustrating journey, but what the hell.

To take part in the marathon I have committed to raising $2,000 for the cause. If you have a dad, brother, son, uncle, or any other male figures in your life, please consider donating and/or sharing my link.

Thank you all!

How I'm
getting involved
0 of 60 miles
running
walking
I'm moving 60km this Movember for the 60 men we lose each hour of every day.
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Good luck Uncle Mike!! I’m sure Grandpa and Uncle Kurt are cheering you on up there

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Good luck Uncle Mike!! I’m sure Grandpa and Uncle Kurt are cheering you on up there

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You are an inspiration Mike!!!

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You are an inspiration Mike!!!

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Best of luck to you old friend!

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Best of luck to you old friend!

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Cheering for you throughout the entire year!

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Cheering for you throughout the entire year!

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Good luck with the training….stay healthy

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Good luck with the training….stay healthy

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We love you Mike...you got this!

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We love you Mike...you got this!

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Dad would be so proud you! Love you!

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Dad would be so proud you! Love you!

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In memory of Dad and Kurt. Hopefully their wings will move you along! Good luck on your journey.

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In memory of Dad and Kurt. Hopefully their wings will move you along! Good luck on your journey.

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For Dad, Kurt and you. I’m sure they’ll both be with you cheering you on!
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For Dad, Kurt and you. I’m sure they’ll both be with you cheering you on!
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In memory of Mitch and Kurt and in support of you on this incredible journey. Best of luck with your training.

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In memory of Mitch and Kurt and in support of you on this incredible journey. Best of luck with your training.

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Sending you love, wishing you succuss! Mike and Donna

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Sending you love, wishing you succuss! Mike and Donna

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