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Miles for Magic Chicago Marathon Runner Loses Proudly

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Brian Adkins lost an astonishing 60 lbs. while training to run the Chicago Marathon for the Miles for Magic team. “Losing 60 lbs. changed my life. I was settling and could do a lot more in life,” said Adkins.  “I didn’t feel good about myself.  I’m 44 years old and I felt like, I’m middle-aged, it’s over.  I didn’t know how I could still grow and improve.”

Adkins draws inspiration from Open Heart Magic’s mission.   “They bring joy to kids.  Caring.  It’s hard enough to be a kid these days, let alone a sick kid in a hospital.  Open Heart Magic comes in and makes kids’ lives better.”

Click here for the full interview including before and after pictures, what he did and why he ran for the team!

Hospital Magician Running for Miles for Magic Team Featured in Bank of America Chicago Marathon Promotional Campaign

Friday, September 17th, 2010

You may have recognized one of the charity runners featured in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 10.10.10 campaign. Diego Gonzalez, one of the 43 amazing runners who are running for Open Heart Magic as part of the Miles for Magic team to bring magic to kids in hospitals, is one of the ten runners featured in this inspiring campaign. Diego volunteers as a Hospital Magician performing magic bedside at Children’s Memorial, as a Magic U Instructor and is the go-to guy for many special projects. “I love Open Heart Magic and thought this would be a great way for others to find out about this amazing organization.”

Chef Art Smith also joined the Miles for Magic team so along with all of the other runners, we’re very appreciative to have such an amazing first year with the Miles for Magic program. Thanks to the runners and to everyone for spreading the word.

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