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Chris Bendixen's Fundraiser:

2011 Chicago Marathon

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BENEFITING: New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2011

Chris Bendixen


After years of watching friends and family train for (and finish!) marathons, I've decided to give it a go for myself. I started running for exercise a couple of years ago, but never any long distances, so this is going to be quite a challenge. I started my training program in June, and so far, so good.

To help keep me motivated, I've decided to raise the stakes a bit, and I'm hoping to raise some money for an exceptional cause, the New York City Anti-Violence Project.

AVP is dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education.

Tom (my fiancee) has been working with AVP for a number of years, and he currently sits on the board of directors. Through him, I have had the pleasure of meeting many of the AVP board members and staff, and I am always amazed by their passion and dedication to their critical mission. You can read more about them at

Please consider a donation to AVP.  It would mean a lot to me (and Tom) and it will help me finish those 26.2 miles in October!




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