Ronald McDonald House Charities Sponsors Team for Chicago Marathon

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Possessing more than 20 years of experience working in business development, sales, and human resources, Gary Rixson is a business development consultant at Lockton Companies of Kansas City, Missouri. Dedicated to helping others, Gary Rixson supports several philanthropic endeavors, one of which includes the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). He ran the 2012 Chicago Marathon to benefit this charity.

Established in 1974, RMHC helps families by offering them a place to rest and recharge close to hospitals where their children are receiving care. Each year, the organization helps more than six million children and their families around the world.

In 2006, Bob Marshall put a team together to run the Chicago Marathon to raise money for RMHC. During that first year, 32 runners raised $39,000. Since then, Team RMHC has raised more than $5 million dollars, including $1.18 in 2015 alone. For the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9, Team RMHC seeks to raise $1.5 million with the help of almost 1,000 racers. Members of the RMHC team receive entry into the marathon, which is $185 for US citizens and $210 for international participants, and a Team RMHC running shirt. On race weekend, they receive a pre-race pasta dinner the night before the race, and access to the Team RMHC hospitality tent with pre- and post-race snacks as well as massages on race day.