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Julia Turner's Fundraiser:

Chicago Women's Health Center

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Julia Turner

THE STORY:

There is an Indie Pop song that came out a few years ago by M83 with a line the echoes “The city is my church” over an ecstatic and expanding melody. Without ever having much recourse to any sort of god or church, I always think of that line during my runs along Lakeshore Path. With the oceanic Lake Michigan to my left, the city on my right and the massive blue skyline ever approaching, each run feels holy. Each route is the space where I acknowledge my gratitude for the love and support in my life. It is where I reflect on the absurd vastness, strange beauty and total unknowability of the city and lives around me. Every new path is where I take aim for how I want to project myself into the world. Every step is a resolution for a better, stronger self and a prayer for a better world. The city is my church.

I decided to take my experience of running through Chicago to the next level and take what has been described to me as the ultimate tour of the city. I signed up to run the Chicago Marathon with the Chicago Women’s Health Center, aiming to raise $1,500 and making step I make support of something positive in my community.
I am so glad that the CWHC exists and couldn’t be more excited to put my body and time to help support it. It is such a wonderful resource to the Uptown neighborhood, where I currently teach and live. CWHC is a collectively run health center that provides sliding scale health care and education to women and trans people. They offer a wonderful array of services from providing birth control and primary care to acupuncture and alternative insemination. Besides its affordability and openness, what it truly inspirational about CWHC in the focus they put on individual agency and participation in their care. I encourage you to learn more about them on their website chicagowomenshealthcenter.org. CWHC is wonderful organization is supported solely through donations and grants. It needs and deserves our support.

I invite you to support me in my goal of running the Chicago Marathon and raising $1,500 for CWHC in whatever ways you can. I am asking my friends, family, fellow runners and feminists to make donations in multiples of 26.2 (or whatever really) to my crowdrise.com page (link below). People who make donation will received a hand written thank you card and one of my trading cards.


If you are not able to make a financial donation, please come out October 11th and yell your support. I will be wearing a “Best Paps in Town” Team CWHC jersey with “Jules” on the back.
Thank you for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,364

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kathy & Hannah Flint

    $52.40

  • Brittany Hill

    $26.20

  • Molly Stutts

    $26.20

  • Hugo and Wynn Stamatkin

    $26.20

  • Rachel & Patrick Aubyrn

    $52.40

  • Michael Turner

    $262

  • Miss Dee

    $26.20

  • "Ish"

    $200

  • John and Ember Criswell

    $26.20

  • Ambria

     

  • The Mad Turners

    $26.20

  • Terie

    $100

  • Aunt Murdock

     

  • Walter Murphey Wayne Stamatkin

    $26.20

  • Pops

    $262

  • Runner Mom and John

    $100

  • Sarah Johnston

    $26.20

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109% Raised of$1,250 Goal

The Team: $6,906 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Brian Bean

Amount Raised

$1,657

Fundraiser Title

Julia Turner

Amount Raised

$1,364

 

109% Raised of$1,250 Goal

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Theresa Anasti

Amount Raised

$1,230

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Renee Woods

Amount Raised

$1,015

 

81% Raised of$1,250 Goal

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Eliza Larson

Amount Raised

$967

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Anna Guanzon

Amount Raised

$620

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Audrey Sekendur

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Sarah Johnston

Sarah Johnston

DONATION: $26.20

You've got this Julia!!! 4 years ago

Runner Mom and John

Runner Mom and John

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Pops

Pops

DONATION: $262

4 years ago

Walter Murphey Wayne Stamatkin

Walter Murphey Wayne Stamatkin

DONATION: $26.20

4 years ago

Aunt Murdock

Aunt Murdock

4 years ago

Terie

Terie

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Mad Turners

The Mad Turners

DONATION: $26.20

4 years ago

Ambria

Ambria

4 years ago

John and Ember Criswell

John and Ember Criswell

DONATION: $26.20

Way to go Julia! 4 years ago

"Ish"

DONATION: $200

4 years ago