vanessa meterko's Fundraiser:

Team Innocence Project NYC Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: Innocence Project

ORGANIZER: Innocence Project

EVENT: 2012 ING New York City Marathon - $1 Mil a Mile

EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012

THE STORY:

I’ve run a few marathons in the past (I use the word "run" loosely here), but since I don't like fundraising, I’ve never run for a charity before.  It’s an indication of how deeply I believe in the Innocence Project’s mission that I feel proud to raise money for the organization this year.

Ever since I first learned about the phenomenon of false confessions, I’ve been troubled by the injustice of wrongful convictions. I admired the Innocence Project’s work for years before I joined the staff, and since being hired as a Research Analyst (dream come true!), I’m even more inspired. On a daily basis, I help collect and analyze data about exonerees and their cases, and I stay up-to-date on academic literature that provides insight into factors that contribute to wrongful convictions. I’m surrounded by bright, dedicated co-workers who are passionate about social justice, and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of our exonerees who – while they each have unique experiences and perspectives – never fail to impress me with their enormous strength and grace.

Because of all these amazing people, I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of the Innocence Project’s inaugural NYC Marathon team. Looking forward to wearing the IP logo on race day!

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109% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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The Team: $22,760 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Nancy Katz

Amount Raised:

$8,796

 

110% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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vanessa meterko

Amount Raised:

$3,820

 

109% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Elizabeth Janszky

Amount Raised:

$3,632

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Jorge Linares

Amount Raised:

$3,551

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Shawna Enright

Amount Raised:

$1,300

 

26% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Matthew Koh

Amount Raised:

$1,000

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Joseph Tegtmeier

Amount Raised:

$611

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Innocence Project

Amount Raised:

$50

 

0% Raised of $17,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Tricy and Chris Atwater

Tricy and Chris Atwater

DONATION: $50

We're so proud of you, Vanessa! Way to go and run like hell! 1 year ago

Matt & Laura Spurling

Matt & Laura Spurling

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $30

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Elizabeth Hanson

Elizabeth Hanson

DONATION: $40

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Audrey Levitin

Audrey Levitin

DONATION: $50

thanks for running for the IP 2 years ago