Team Imerman Angels

Heroes of Team Imerman Angels: Chris Pilat

While finishing chemotherapy for testicular cancer in the spring of 2010, Chris Pilat heard Imerman Angels Founder Jonny Imerman speak at a cancer survivor event held at Edwards Hospital in Naperville, Illinois. Inspired by the mission of Imerman Angels and Jonny’s story, Chris made the decision to run his first marathon ever as a […]

Heroes of Team Imerman Angels: Elyse Yarnell

Elyse Yarnell, a member of the Imerman Angels Professionals Board, lost her mother to breast cancer when she was in high school. Elyse is honoring the memory of her mother, who was an avid runner, by joining Team Imerman Angels for the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

“I think of it as an opportunity […]

A Mother’s Wish Inspires Imerman Angels Brunch Run 5K & Walk Team

When Liam Ratliff’s mother asked him to participate in an event that benefitted cancer fighters after she was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer last year, Liam did not even consider saying “no.” And this was not the first time he dealt with the disease. Liam’s wife, Megan, lost her own mother to cancer.

So […]

Heroes of Team Imerman Angels: Marina Gavriel

A year ago, Marina Gavriel was confined to a hospital bed, unable to get up without the help of nurses. She had just been through a major surgery as part of her treatment for stage IIA breast cancer. Her battle with cancer was just beginning.

Today, Marina is preparing to train for the 2016 Bank […]