I am proud to be running the New York City marathon on November 4, 2012 in support of the Fortune Society, a social service and advocacy organization founded in 1967 whose mission is near and dear to my heart. Fortune's work focuses on strengthening the fabric of our community by supporting successful reentry of individuals from prison and promoting alternatives to incarceration. I am supporting Fortune in the hope that, one day soon, William Kuenzel, the innocent client on Alabama's death row whom I've represented for many years, will be able to take advantage of Fortune's services.
This is Fortune's inaugural effort to field a marathon team, and I am assisting as a runner, fundraiser, and as the Team's Coach. I would be grateful for any amount you can contribute towards my fundraising goal. Every penny you donate will be put to its highest use by the heroes who have spent the past 45 years building Fortune into the venerable New York City charity that it is today.
About the Fortune Society:
The Fortune Society is a nonprofit social service and advocacy organization, founded in 1967.
Fortune works to create a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated can become positive, contributing members of society. We do this through a holistic, one-stop model of service provision, based on more than 40 years of experience working with people with criminal records. We’ve found that without a solid foundation in core skill areas, too many of these individuals resort to the self-destructive choices that result in crime and incarceration. Our continuum of care, informed and implemented by professionals with cultural backgrounds and life experiences similar to those of our clients, helps ensure their success.
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