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2024 Distance Challenge Winners

An Extraordinary Week of Commitment and Community

From May 14-21, 2024, an incredible 1,600 participants took part in the EMF Distance Challenge, marking an extraordinary week of commitment, camaraderie, and community spirit. This year’s event was nothing short of phenomenal, with participants from 23 countries collectively traveling a whopping 41,000 miles! This remarkable journey reflects the dedication and resilience of everyone involved, showcasing what can be achieved when the financial services industry comes together for a common cause.

Achieving Unprecedented Fundraising Milestones

The true triumph of this event lies in the astounding fundraising milestone we reached. Thanks to the unwavering support and tireless efforts of our participants, we raised over $1,000,000! This unprecedented amount will significantly impact EMF’s portfolio of funds for cancer research and financial assistance grants for young adult cancer survivors.

A Heartfelt Thank You

A massive thank you goes out to every single participant, donor, and supporter. Your enthusiasm, generosity, and determination have made this year’s Distance Challenge a monumental success. Together, we have demonstrated that when we unite with purpose and passion, we can achieve miraculous outcomes. Together, we can make miracles happen!

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Congratulations to the 2024 Winners

Thank you for going an extraordinary distance for the cancer community!


Top Fundraising Organization

Distance Challenge Winners 2023

Allspring Global Investments

$105,053 Funds Raised

Top Organization Fundraising

473 Participants

Top Organization Participants

11,576 Miles

Top Organization Miles

Allspring Captain

Kevin Johnson

Head of Platform Distribution


Christine Chignounis

Top Individual Fundraiser


Christine Chigounis

$57,453 Funds Raised


Managing Director, COO & Senior Relationship Manager, Asset Manager Relationships


Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Andy McFetridge

Total Impact Winner

Andy McFetridge

Head of Strategic Relationships & Investment Specialists

Team Manulife | John Hancock

New this year, the Total Impact Leaderboard combined the fundraising rank with the distance rank to give a Total Impact score, showcasing participants who went above and beyond in fundraising and miles combined!

Top Fundraising Team

Team 6-Pack


$104,593 Funds Raised

Team 6-Pack Members

Brett Davenport, $29,085

Dan Coates, $11,142

Jeff Duckworth, $32,215

Tyler Carr, $882

Brian Kelley, $23,918

Zach Flechtner, $6,435

Top Mileage Winners

Top Team Mileage – Bike


1,133 Miles

Top Team Mileage – Run/Walk

Team MERRILL and Friends

2,228 Miles

Top Individual Mileage – Bike

Ryan (James) Marvell

Team Citi

1,003 Miles

Top Individual Mileage – Run/Walk

John Rowland

Team SS&C and Friends

156 Miles

Thank you Presenting Sponsors

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Team Merrill Events

Kick Off Events

Boston Warm Up Event

About Expect Miracles Foundation

Expect Miracles Foundation rallies the financial services industry and beyond to invest in life-saving cancer research while advancing the financial and emotional health of people impacted by cancer. Learn more about our mission and get involved!

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Join us in the fight against cancer and be part of the community that is making miracles happen today. Your donation is an investment in our Innovation and Discovery Funds, which invests in life-saving cancer research, and EMF's SAMFund, which provides financial assistance for young adult cancer survivors.

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Corporate sponsors lead our life-saving mission and gain access to influential business networking opportunities at EMF events, which range from galas to golf tournaments and more. As a sponsor you can cultivate relationships in the financial services industry while having a life-changing impact on the cancer community.