Windy City Angels - Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Josinta Tillett
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $2,500.00

My Message

When I deployed overseas with the New Zealand military a few years ago I ended up with an Australian boss. Working under an Aussie wouldn't be every Kiwi's first choice, but I got lucky. My deployment wasn't easy, but John Mace made it better. He was dedicated, passionate, fair and kind, and still managed to have some fun. When we caught up years later in Canberra I found out that life hadn't been so easy for John - following our deployment, John discovered his little man Cameron had Angelman Syndrome. Having any child means your life will never be the same, but raising a child (even one as awesome as Cam) with Angelmans added extra challenges. 

In mid-2019, John did 27 CrossFit workouts in 27 hours (that is a LOT of CrossFit and a LOT of hours!) to raise awareness and funds for Angelmans. I was compelled to be a part of this. I donated some money but also provided support by doing two (just two!) CrossFit workouts in NZ with a mate in that same 27 hour period. 

For whatever reason, I feel compelled to continue to be a part of this journey of raising awareness and funds for Angelmans. So...

...In October 2020 I WILL RUN THE CHICAGO MARATHON (whooooop!!!), in support of Angelmans. As part of this, I have promised to raise NZ$4000 (US$2500) for Angelmans. 

By donating to my page you will be joining me to support thousands of families and beautiful people who live with Angelman Syndrome.

Like so many health issues, Angelman Syndrome desperately needs extra funding to aid the search for a cure, and to better enable people with Angelmans to live a more comfortable life. People with Angelmans typically have severe mental and motor delays, seizures, walking and balance disorder, unprovoked laughter, absence of speech, and characteristic facial features, to name a few. The Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Inc., (ASF) is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to advance the awareness and treatment of Angelman Syndrome through education and information, research, and support for individuals with Angelmans and their families. It also promotes and supports research on the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of Angelman syndrome.

NOTE: payments are in USD!!


Bank of America Chicago Marathon

My Team

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My Supporters (14)

Katia Hayes donated $130.00
Feb 24, 2020 4:32 PM
Other JT donated $55.00
Feb 19, 2020 3:44 AM
Anonymous donated $55.00
Feb 19, 2020 2:10 AM
Wilma Fistfit donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 19, 2020 1:32 AM
Sarah xx left a message
Feb 7, 2020 3:52 AM
Bestie - you continue to blow me away with your determination, generosity and ridiculous fitness! I love you and am so proud
Sarah O'Donnell donated $100.00
Feb 7, 2020 3:52 AM
Inia Raumati donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 5, 2020 2:33 PM
Your Mum's fan club left a message
Dec 5, 2019 6:29 PM
Run like the wind. Proud of you.
John Managh donated $385.00
Dec 5, 2019 6:29 PM
Frances left a message
Dec 4, 2019 7:41 PM
311 Days 10 Hours 49 Minutes 30 Seconds I hope your training is going well Jo and is on-track!
Frances donated $385.00
Nov 29, 2019 5:30 PM
Daniel donated $100.00
Nov 21, 2019 4:24 PM
Kitty Murphy left a message
Nov 21, 2019 11:16 AM
Welcome to the team, Josinta! We are so proud to have you represent the ASF, and I am really looking forward to working with you!
Angelman Syndrome Foundation donated $300.00
Nov 21, 2019 12:00 AM