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Team Girls on the Run: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago

ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago

EVENT: GOTR CHICAGO MARATHON 2015

EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2015

Lucia Claire

THE STORY:

I grew up in the Boston area riveted by the Marathon, but always thought that running in general, and marathons in particular, was something other people could do. It wasn't until a year and a half ago that I became determined to challenge that "not for me" mentality, and learned that I could be a runner too.

As my friends at Chicago Endurance Sports and at the No Boundaries training program love to say, "running changes everything". Through running, I have felt healthy, strong and capable in ways I had never imagined possible for me.

I've volunteered for Girls on the Run twice before, once working the packet pick up booth at the celebration 5K to end their spring program, and once as a running buddy for my cousin Claudia at her celebration 5K, and the excitement at these events is so infectious. By running the Chicago Marathon as a Girls on the Run Solemate, I hope to give other girls, especially those who would otherwise be unable to afford the program,  the chance to realize that they are strong and capable beyond their wildest imaginations. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for any donation you can make to support the work of this fantastic organization. It's on an honor to run on their behalf, and I'm excited to share this journey with you!

 

For more about Girls on the Run:

Girls on the Run, it is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) life-changing, after-school program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. Simply put, Girls on the Run transforms the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. The mission is achieved by volunteer coaches who meet with the girls as a team twice per week for 12 weeks as they complete the curriculum which creatively integrates running, goal-setting and training for a non-competitive 5k running event with interactive lessons that encourage positive social-emotional and physical development among participants.

Approximately 85% of girls request and receive financial assistance to participate.

Every donation has a huge impact!

$10 will cover the cost of one girl's healthy snacks for a season
$25 will cover the cost of 150 bananas for the 5k finish line
$44 will cover the cost of 50 tiaras for the girls to decorate at the activities tent at the 5k
$152 will cover the cost of one girl to participate in the program for one season
$260 will cover the cost of water bottles for 400 girls
$335 will cover the cost of program t-shirts for 85 girls
$525 will cover the cost of all curriculum materials and supplies for 6 teams
$796 will cover the cost of training 20 new coaches
$988 will cover the cost of finisher medals for 650 girls
$1,500 will cover the cost of healthy snacks for 15 teams of 15 girls
$2,283 will cover the cost to implement the program at one new low-income site

On behalf of more than 1 million girls who have participated in GOTR throughout North America to-date and the 10,000 Girls on the Run-Chicago hopes to serve this year, THANK YOU!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lucia Claire

    $10

  • Peter Labella & Alison Labbate

    $126

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Betsy Pitak

    $25

  • Jane B.

    $44

  • Teresa Costantini

    $50

  • Joyce Marter

    $75

  • Bill & Mary Craig

    $100

  • Jessica Gockley

    $100

  • Cindy White

     

  • Sara Skaggs

     

  • Paula & Leo & Rachel

    $120

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100% Raised of$1,000 Goal

The Team: $353,618 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Alice Temple

Amount Raised

$5,343

 

107% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Dana Levitan

Amount Raised

$5,252

 

263% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Karrah Wood

Amount Raised

$3,026

 

303% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Natalie Hill

Amount Raised

$2,822

 

141% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Scott Cresto

Amount Raised

$2,602

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Peter Baranay

Amount Raised

$2,500

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Melissa Baranay

Amount Raised

$2,500

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Kristi Elwart

Amount Raised

$2,419

 

121% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Paula & Leo & Rachel

Paula & Leo & Rachel

DONATION: $120

4 years ago

Sara Skaggs

Sara Skaggs

4 years ago

Cindy White

Cindy White

Go Girl Power! 4 years ago

Jessica Gockley

Jessica Gockley

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Bill & Mary Craig

Bill & Mary Craig

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Joyce Marter

Joyce Marter

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Teresa Costantini

Teresa Costantini

DONATION: $50

For my nieces Lucy, Celeste and Claudia! 4 years ago

Jane B.

Jane B.

DONATION: $44

50 tiaras in honor of Lucia Claire who will be enjoying 26.2 magnificent miles in October. There's only one first marathon, so make it a good one! Believing you can do it is over half the battle, and there will be days you think you can't -- it's overcoming those doubts that is a big part of the reward, and what will get you to the finish line (and the start line for that matter). Looking forward to sharing in your journey! 4 years ago

Betsy Pitak

Betsy Pitak

DONATION: $25

Go for it, girl! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago