Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski

A Message From Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski

Hi everyone! So we've decided to take on the crazy challenge of completing the 2017 Chicago Marathon this year! We will both be helping to raise money for one of our favorite places -- South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights! We am looking to raise a total of $2,000.00 ($1k each) by October 8. Any donation - no matter how small will be very appreciated! :-)

Now, a little about South Suburban Humane Society: This amazing place is held very near to our hearts. In 2014, we adopted our sweet Dunia from this little shelter. In 2015, without hesitation, they sprung to help take in both the pregnant stray German Shepherd Dog (Mary) and shy Pitbull (Joseph) found behind Dimension Craft; and they were great with helping when we found a stray dachshund (Wally) and had a horrible time tracking down his original adopters via his microchip. I spent the better part of 2016 (and so far, 2017) volunteering on weekends whenever I have time and meeting so many lovable dogs that I wish I could've taken home as my own.

This place is filled with people who truly put their own personal needs/wants and lives aside to help amazing pets find their forever families. I have seen so many volunteers and staff members to above and beyond to help place some of the "misfits" that we love so much. Dog that pulls? Dog with dog/people reaction? Dog that is extremely fearful? Dog that "plays" too rough? Dog that is a bit too mouthy? Send them our way - they're our favorites to bond with!

South Suburban Humane Society's mission is to not only care for and shelter animals in need of protection, but they also strive to educate the public about responsible pet ownership, targeted high-impact spay/neuter services, and proper vetting. They are an amazing community partner for many cities in Chicago's south suburbs. We've had the opportunity to volunteer at free vaccine clinics, where they offer free vaccinations and microchips to dogs all over the Chicagoland area. They also opened up a Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic for members of the community who have a hard time affording vet-care for their pets due to lower income, and they even run a Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic available to anyone who wants to save some money on costly yearly vaccines. They've started various projects to help raise funds and awareness for preventable diseases such as Heartworm and Parvo.

Basically, this place is just awesome - they are truly in it for the animals and their kindness and love for every furry creature that comes in is outstanding.

We would be so grateful if you would help us out to reach our goal by October 8th! Any donation amount helps! :-)

Team SSHS - 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Location / Venue

  • Time:
  • Oct 08, 2017 12:00 am to
  • Oct 08, 2017 12:00 am

About This Campaign

Join Team SSHS as we take on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the second year in a row!

Last year five runners raised $8,667, for 2017's race we have a total of 10 guaranteed entries and we hope to double our fundraising efforts.
  1. Joe Lampasona gave a $42.03 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    over 2 years ago · Like
  2. Linda Hutchinson
    Linda Hutchinson gave a $104.59 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  3. jamie eischen
    jamie eischen gave a $25 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  4. Kyle Hetzel
    Kyle Hetzel gave a $156.73 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  5. Karen  DeLuca
    Karen DeLuca gave a $26.39 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    Thanks for all do for our furry friends❤️❤️
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  6. Kelsey Neylon
    Kelsey Neylon gave a $26.39 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    Good luck! :)
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  7. Nancy  Hetzel
    Nancy Hetzel gave a $208.87 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  8. Leland & Debra Greenley
    Leland & Debra Greenley gave a $50 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    Pepper Penelope says YAAAAAAYYY!!!!!
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  9. Tomasz i Ania Rola-Podczaski
    Tomasz i Ania Rola-Podczaski gave a $50 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    "Run bitch, RUUUNNNN!!!" - Shorty
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  10. Mimi & Tom Baumgartner
    Mimi & Tom Baumgartner gave a $105.22 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    Good luck you two...we will be rooting you on from California!! Mimi & Tom
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  11. Liliana Rola-Podczaska
    Liliana Rola-Podczaska gave a $100 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    Dedication In Honor of: Dunia and Wasyl!
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  12. Jacek  Kolaczynski
    Jacek Kolaczynski gave a $26.55 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  13. Dina Raymond
    Dina Raymond gave a $105.22 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    Good luck🍀
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  14. Laurie  wunder
    Laurie wunder gave a $25 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    Good luck from kelan and Wally...both adopted from sshs
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  15. An anonymous donation of $26.55 has been made to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  16. Ruby Wilson gave a $25 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  17. Ronald Hetzel
    Ronald Hetzel gave a $210.13 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    Good Luck Jillian and Karol!!
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Jillian Zbilut
      Jillian Zbilut

      Thank you Uncle Ron <3 We appreciate the donation!! :)

      almost 3 years ago · Like
  18. Dimension Craft Inc.
    Dimension Craft Inc. gave a $300 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    Jill and Karol... See you at the finish line!
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Jillian Zbilut
      Jillian Zbilut

      Hopefully we make it through alive! :-) Thank you for the donation!! :-)

      almost 3 years ago · Like
  19. Cindy Zbilut
    Cindy Zbilut gave a $210.13 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    Jillian and Karol... Good luck!!
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  20. Emily Klehm
    Emily Klehm gave a $52.77 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    You two are simply amazing and I'm so grateful you choose to volunteer at SSHS!
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Jillian Zbilut
      Jillian Zbilut

      Thank you!!! That means so much to us! :-)

      almost 3 years ago · Like
  21. Eileen Shea
    Eileen Shea gave a $106.38 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    Dedication In Memory of: Mia
    You two are amazing humans!!! XO
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Jillian Zbilut
      Jillian Zbilut

      Mia girl <3 :-) Thank you, Eileen!!

      almost 3 years ago · Like
  22. Nancy  Hetzel
    Nancy Hetzel gave a $131.45 donation to support Jillian Zbilut & Karol Rola-Podczaski
    almost 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.