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CAT Marathon

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October 10, 2011

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BENEFITING: CHICAGO ADVENTURE THERAPY NFP

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2011

Meaghan Lavery

THE STORY:

Hi everyone! As you may know, I have been a runner off and on since high school. It has been one thing that has pulled me through some very hard times in life. But, I don't think I realized how much I love running until about 3 years ago when I moved to Chicago. I have beautiful scenery to run in, supportive people to encourage me on the toughest of days, and a new running goal! I have decided to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9, 2011. It has always been on my life to-do list, but recently, I found an even greater motivation to actually complete my goal. I will be running the 26.2 miles to benefit Chicago Adventure Therapy (CAT), the only urban therapeutic wilderness program in Chicago and one of very few in the United States! CAT provides unique opportunities for at-risk youth, such as kayaking, rock-climbing, navigation, and cycling to enhance problem-solving, trust, responsibility, effective communication, and self-esteem.

Running has given me something to feel confident about. It has challenged me to set and keep goals for myself and has given me an outlet for my anger and for some of my really sad days. Being active outdoors has always been very therapeutic for me. These are some of the things CAT is helping to provide youth in Chicago. I hope you will support me in my goal to run 26.2 miles and raise $2,620 for CAT!

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$900

MONEY RAISED
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  • Frank Ursetta

    $50

  • Keith Lavery

     

  • Stephanie Miller

    $10

  • Tzakis Family

    $25

  • Laura Sheridan

    $10

  • Cagla Kantarcigil

    $10

  • Aunt Liz & Uncle Steve

    $50

  • Aunt C and Kevin

    $50

  • Teri Lavery

    $52

  • Desiree Caplas

    $20

  • Jamie Floersch

    $20

  • Maria Gaebel

    $20

  • Sarah Page

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $34

  • Michael Lavery

    $50

  • Brenda and Ramon

    $50

  • Bob Lavery

    $100

  • Eloisa Cruz

    $49

  • Nick Colvard

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dean Guzman

    $20

  • Jeffrey Wlson

     

  • Anonymous

    $45

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34% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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The Team: $900 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Meaghan Lavery

Amount Raised

$900

 

34% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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Elizabeth Homewood

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Jamie Floersch

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $45

6 years ago

Jeffrey Wlson

Jeffrey Wlson

6 years ago

Dean Guzman

Dean Guzman

DONATION: $20

So many great things that stem from this! 1) You were a captain of a cross country team that ultimately changed the trajectory of my life. Even though we were never on the ECHS XC team at the same time, I recognize that your contributions to the team had an effect on my experiences during my time on the team. 2) I recognize the importance of the outdoors and how it can be therapeutic. Also, I double majored in Environmental Studies and Geography, so that's also super duper. I work with at risk students too. Any way we can help, we should. You'll do great Meaghan! Dean 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

6 years ago

Nick Colvard

Nick Colvard

DONATION: $30

I felt you needed to at least have an even $700 raised. You're going to be great, I know you can do this. Miss you friend! 6 years ago

Eloisa Cruz

Eloisa Cruz

DONATION: $49

6 years ago

Bob Lavery

Bob Lavery

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Brenda and Ramon

Brenda and Ramon

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Michael Lavery

Michael Lavery

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $34

!!!! 6 years ago