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Patricia Halliburton's Fundraiser:

SoleMates: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Patricia Halliburton

THE STORY:

Hi everyone- 

I'm fundraising again! This year I've chosen to fundraise for Girls on the Run Chicago. 

When I was younger, no one ever told me that running was something I could learn to do. I was horrendous at it and I truly dreaded the one-mile run in elementary school and the 20 minute run in high school. These things were horrible because it was pretty much you either could run or you couldn't. I never got the impression that I could learn to run; I just thought I couldn't. 

Later I found out that it was pretty easy to walk and then run longer and longer with just a bit of structured training. 

Now, I wish that I had had something like Girls on The Run when I was a kid. They teach girls that, yes, you can do anything. It's not just about running. We can say "Yes!" to a challenge! 

Confidence, Empowerment, and some healthy activities is what this is all about. I wish every girl can have the opportunity I didn't have when I was growing up-- something to show them that they can learn to do anything they want, especially when it seems impossible! 

Girls on the Run - Chicago wrote -

Team: Girls on the Run Chicago, Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2014

Did you know that more than 75% of Girls on the Run participants request scholarship funding to be able to participate in our program and because of the SoleMates team GOTR has never needed to say no?

This year we are challenging ourselves to complete a marathon and raise scholarship funds so that any girl can participate in this life-changing program.

Girls on the Run-Chicago is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire girls to be healthy and confident. Using a fun, experience-based after-school curriculum which creatively integrates running, the innovative program combines training for a 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. 

Last season the SoleMates team raised just under $280,000 and this year our goal is even bigger: $350,000. Help us reach our goal so that we can continue to inspire girls across Chicagoland to be joyful, healthy and confident!

 

Every donation has a huge impact!

$5 will cover the cost of one girl's healthy snacks for a season
$47 covers the cost of the average program scholarship 
$141 covers the cost for one girl to participate in GOTRC for one season

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Patinglish

    $10

  • Chris & Cheryl

    $30

  • KELSEY!

    $10

  • Amanda P.

    $15

  • Running for Biscuits

    $10

  • Lindsay (running-engineering-cats)

    $10

  • Running for Biscuits

    $10

  • Kel dogg :-*

    $15

  • SeeChrisRun

    $20

  • Grandma

    $10

  • shortmom

    $20

  • snap

    $20

  • Cathleen

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $660

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100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $285,995 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Warner

Amount Raised

$3,325

 

222% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daisy Ventura

Amount Raised

$3,198

 

107% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

karilyn thibodeau

Amount Raised

$2,922

 

58% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie Conklin

Amount Raised

$2,750

 

183% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katherine Stewart

Amount Raised

$2,690

 

179% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Ainsley

Amount Raised

$2,355

 

157% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Sichko

Amount Raised

$2,261

 

151% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maryann Mooney

Amount Raised

$2,232

 

149% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $660

3 years ago

Cathleen

Cathleen

DONATION: $125

3 years ago

snap

snap

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

shortmom

shortmom

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Grandma

Grandma

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

SeeChrisRun

SeeChrisRun

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Kel dogg :-*

Kel dogg :-*

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Running for Biscuits

Running for Biscuits

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Lindsay (running-engineering-cats)

Lindsay (running-engineering-cats)

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Running for Biscuits

Running for Biscuits

DONATION: $10

3 years ago