MERRILLVILLE | The “View Crew” put their running shoes on earlier this year to raise funds for Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital, in Chicago.
“We’re proud to be part of this charitable event,” said Pete Schroeder, president of View Outdoor Advertising, of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago 5K Run/Walk. “Our staff stepped up to the plate – we were all excited to help out Lurie Children’s Hospital.”
The View Crew ran and walked at Soldier Field in Chicago to help patients and families receive the best health care possible.
“This walk meant a lot to my family and me,” said Shannon Bohling, Real Estate assistant at View Outdoor Advertising. “I was diagnosed at the age of 2½ with diabetes and insipidus. This is when your pituitary gland doesn’t produce a hormone and you become very dehydrated.
"This is normally caused by head trauma, and doctors look for tumors in the brain. I am actually idiopathic, because the doctors do not know why I have diabetes and insipidus.
"I am very blessed to have wonderful parents that took me to Children’s. Children’s Memorial Hospital saved my life and I would not be here today if it wasn’t for the wonderful nurses and doctors.”
Thirty-nine View Crew team members participated and raised more than $2,600.
“Not only was it a great cause, but it inspired me to run again. At the end of the race I noticed a little girl in a wheelchair cheering the runners on - quite a humbling experience,” said Leigh Ann Flora, account executive at View Outdoor Advertising.