Inspirational Dad, Tommy Dolan

Do you find yourself lacking the motivation to workout? Have you ever considered training for a cause? Running the Chicago Marathon might not seem like a big deal for some, but what about a non-runner, and full-time working father and husband? My brother, Tommy Dolan, saw a need and decided to take on an arduous goal with Team World Vision.

Here in America, water isn’t something we have to consider, but can you imagine if you didn’t have water for your children? As a father of a five-month-old and a three-year-old, he felt pulled to do something to help. Tommy’s heart is big, and he is on a mission.

Don’t you love people with passion? Those of us that say were going to so something, and actually do it, are far and few between.

I’m so moved by my brother’s commitment. Tommy is not a runner! How do you decide one day to run a marathon? You don’t! He committed to a running schedule and will take part in the Chicago Marathon on October 7th running for Team World Vision. Tommy has worked very hard to knock out every on of those 26.2 miles…whew! He participated in the Chicago half marathon with an astounding first time finish of  1:40.

Always an incredible athlete playing football in high school and college, Tommy went on to play Rugby at the top-level domestically and in many others countries. Tommy is one of the most disciplined men I know, and he loves God and his family with all his heart. As a proud sister, I will be supporting him all the way.

May I ask you to consider supporting his fund-raising efforts? Click here to go to his fund-raising page.

World Vision works with communities in desperate need to help provide things like clean water, nutritious food, education, medical care, and economic opportunity.Click here to learn more about learn about Team World Vision, together we can help change lives and make a difference.



By |2016-10-14T14:06:10+00:00September 28th, 2012|FIT Mom, Uncategorized|4 Comments


  1. Crystal Catterson September 30, 2012 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Wish I could be there to cheer you on! You are amazing and what an amazing cause!

  2. Sarah J. Darlow-Parker September 29, 2012 at 5:19 am - Reply

    Kim, thank you for such posting such inspiring and uplifting stories! World Vision is such a great organization – I didn’t know they had a marathon team, that’s awesome! Good luck, Tommy, God bless your race : )

  3. Danielle Dolan September 28, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    I’m so proud of your hard work Tommy! Brave, Harlowe and I love you and can’t wait to cheer for you on the 7th! Great article Kim!

  4. Mom/me September 28, 2012 at 8:48 am - Reply

    May I mentioned that The Lord healed Tommy’s leg when he was 10 after nearly severing it from running through a plate glass window. He is giving God the Glory and Dad would be just as proud as we are. Go TiDo Go!!! You inspire us all.

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