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8-Year-Old Skates 100-miles for Charity

He's trying to raise $25,000 for the Danny Did Foundation



    Nick Curley set a goal before summer began to skate five miles in 20 different ice rinks to raise $25,000 for charity.

    On Sunday, the 8-year-old skated the remaining five miles of his 100-mile goal in front of a roaring crowd at  Allstate Arena during the Chicago Wolves game.

    Skating 100 Miles for a Cause!

    [CHI] Skating 100 Miles for a Cause!
    Nick Curley, a third grader from Glenview, talks about his mission to skate 100 miles to raise money for epilepsy. You can help support his cause by clicking here!
    (Published Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012)

    Fans at the game were encouraged to text “WISH” to 800-97 to donate $5 to his charity, Danny Did Foundation. The charity is named for a young boy who suddenly died from epilepsy.

    Curley said he chose the charity because he has a cousin who is epileptic and wanted to help raise awareness.

    So far, Curley has raised $16,000 towards his goal of $25,000. Those who are interested in donating or for more information can visit the Danny Did Foundation website.