Meet Shirley. She thinks the world of kids. In fact, she’s going to race around the globe for them.


Shirley’s an avid marathon runner, and a big supporter of Orthopaedic Institute for Children.

She started running in 2011 after her mom passed away. She ran to stay fit, then to set goals. Now, she hopes “running will be a way for me to do some good” for the children at OIC.

Shirley discovered OIC when she and her daughter were looking for an organization for their community service. They chose OIC because it is one of the top pediatric orthopaedic institutions in the world. The deciding factor was learning that the same world-class care OIC delivers to privately insured patients is also received by children who are underinsured or have no insurance at all.

Shortly after joining the OIC family, Shirley heard about ordinary people doing extraordinary things at the World Marathon Challenge. Challenge competitors run the standard 26.2 mi/42.2km marathon distance in Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America, and North America within 168 total hours. 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.

This year, Shirley will join them in accomplishing something extraordinary, as she runs the Challenge to raise money and awareness for children at OIC.

The clock starts on January 30, 2019. But please don’t wait to support Shirley, OIC, and our children. Every dollar carries us closer to our goal of $77.7K.

$77.7K Goal to Help Our Children