The Miracle Marathon | doing it for the kids

Over the past 12 years my daughter and I have spent a lot of time at BC Children’s Hospital.

We’ve watched it change and grow. We’ve made friends with many of the staff and health care workers. Recently, we said goodbye to our primary care cardiologist and are (only a bit anxiously) looking forward to meeting her replacement later this summer.

Today, I’m thrilled to share that I’ve been given the opportunity to simultaneously ‘give back’ and ‘pay it forward‘.

Miracle Marathon 2014

I’ve been chosen to serve as one of 21 lead bloggers for this fall’s Miracle Marathon! A virtual marathon in support of 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across North American, including BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

The Miracle Marathon is a 27-day virtual fundraising campaign in which participants walk (that will be us), run or achieve forward motion of any kind, one mile per day. Participants complete the first 26 days (or miles) on their own. The final 1.2 miles will be completed as a group; with everybody starting their walk or run (or scooter or kayak or cycle…) at 2:27 pm EST. That’s a marathon, plus a mile for the kids.

I’d love it if you’d join me and register to support BC Children’s Hospital (or your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, if you’d prefer). My team name is Fitknitchick and if you register as a Miracle Maker you’ll receive fun swag and a 10% discount off registration (make sure to use my custom discount code ‘MiracleTamara’).

I’ll be sharing more details about the campaign, and how my daughter and I will be tailoring our activities to her fitness abilities next month.


Disclaimer: I am being compensated for my participation in the MiracleMarathon campaign. However, I’d be joining in, sharing our efforts and encouraging you to ‘do it for the kids’ even if I weren’t. It’s that important of a cause to me and my family.


  1. SHARING!!!!!!!!!!!!! A wonderful cause! HUGS!
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