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Team Innocence Project - NYC Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: Innocence Project

ORGANIZER: Innocence Project

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Paul Penczner

THE STORY:

On Sunday, November 3, 2013, I will be part of a team that will run for the Innocence Project in the ING New York City Marathon, raising awareness about wrongful convictions and fundraising to help free the innocent. 

I have made a commitment to raise $3,500 for the Innocence Project through my run. This is an important cause, and I am training rigorously to complete the 26.2 miles of the race. Your support would mean the world to me and would directly support those who are wrongfully imprisoned. If I reach my goal, then each mile I run will be worth $134 to free the innocent. Please consider sponsoring one of those miles! Any amount you can donate to help me reach my goal would be greatly appreciated--no amount is too small.

Here is some information about the Innocence Project:

309 People in the U.S. Have Been Exonerated by DNA                         

  • The first DNA exoneration took place in 1989. Exonerations have been won in 36 states; since 2000, there have been 239 exonerations.
  • 18 of the 309 people exonerated through DNA served time on death row. Another 16 were charged with capital crimes but not sentenced to death.
  • The average length of time served by exonerees is 13.6 years. The total number of years served is approximately 4,105.
  • The average age of exonerees at the time of their wrongful convictions was 27.
  • In more than 25% of cases in a National Institute of Justice study, suspects were excluded once DNA testing was conducted during the criminal investigation.
  • 65% of the people exonerated through DNA testing have been financially compensated. 27 states, the federal government, and the District of Columbia have passed laws to compensate people who were wrongfully incarcerated.
     
  • An Innocence Project review of closed cases from 2004-2010 revealed that 22% of cases were closed because of lost or destroyed evidence.
     
  • The true suspects and/or perpetrators have been identified in 148 DNA exoneration cases.

To learn more visit www.innocenceproject.org

$3,903

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chandler

    $134

  • David Fraga

     

  • Felix Thompson

    $35

  • Mike Dabah

     

  • Jesse Plate

     

  • Caroline T

     

  • Nancy and Marius Penczner

    $250

  • Jennifer Jurgovan

     

  • Virginia Donelson

    $200

  • Andy Kraut

    $135

  • Amy & Chris Hunsberger

    $100

  • Matt Ahl

    $30

  • Jim Ahrens

     

  • Dalton Lai

     

  • Kay Williams

    $300

  • Andrew P.

    $175

  • Kristin Bollig

     

  • Eli Goodman

     

  • Kate Mason

     

  • Buffalo Picture House

     

  • The Astes Family

     

  • PJ Vogt

     

  • Andrew Donelson

    $300

  • Matthew Troy

    $50

  • Peggy Stern

    $80

  • Olivia Walker

    $75

  • Joanna Naugle

    $20

  • Marlene and Jerry Tachoir

     

  • Len Epand

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Auriel Rudnick

    $30

  • Katie Heller

    $20

  • Erica Tachoir-Employer Match

     

  • Daniel Spence

     

  • Nick Stewart

    $10

  • Sabrina

    $25

  • Caroline Carver

    $40

  • Daniel and Sara

     

  • The Rasberrys

    $100

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112% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $34,893 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Dan Lichtenberg

Amount Raised

$7,243

 

207% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Gergely

Amount Raised

$4,720

 

135% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nick Stewart

Amount Raised

$4,300

 

123% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Penczner

Amount Raised

$3,903

 

112% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennie Ives

Amount Raised

$3,853

 

110% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Noelle Marcus

Amount Raised

$3,800

 

109% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Epstein

Amount Raised

$3,525

 

101% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Donald Verger

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

100% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

The Rasberrys

The Rasberrys

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Daniel and Sara

Daniel and Sara

4 years ago

Caroline Carver

Caroline Carver

DONATION: $40

Go Paul!!! Love, Kiran and Caroline 4 years ago

Sabrina

Sabrina

DONATION: $25

Good luck Paul! Run for the cause :) 4 years ago

Nick Stewart

Nick Stewart

DONATION: $10

A small donation to build some Team Innocence Project spirit! See you on race day! 4 years ago

Daniel Spence

Daniel Spence

4 years ago

Erica Tachoir-Employer Match

Erica Tachoir-Employer Match

4 years ago

Katie Heller

Katie Heller

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Auriel Rudnick

Auriel Rudnick

DONATION: $30

Such a great cause! Go, Paul, go! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago