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2017 GOTR Chicago Marathon

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August 31, 2017

We did it! Thanks to today's donations from Ann, the Roches and Leon, I've hit my goal! Together we have raised over $1,500 in online donations,  See more

BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago

ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago

EVENT: 2017 GOTR Chicago Marathon

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017

Amy Farrell

THE STORY:

"I thought about how many preconceived prejudices would crumble when I trotted right along for 26 miles." - Bobbi Gibb       


This past April, I was fortunate enough to check off a long time goal of mine - the Boston Marathon. On my way to pick up my bib number, I ran into Bobbi Gibb! For those of you who do not know who she is, Bobbi Gibb is the first woman to ever run the Boston Marathon (albeit unofficially) before Katherine Switzer did a year later under an official number. I have read about this woman many times, but it was something else to see her in person and grasp what she has done for women in running. She had hid in the bushes in Hopkinton over 50 years ago in her brother’s bermuda shorts, a blue sweatshirt and a pair of borrowed shoes (women’s running shoes were not available at the time) and took on the marathon – a distance, that for women, would not be sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union for another 6 years. It was believed that women were not physiologically capable of running such a distance. It’s because of women like her and Katherine Switzer that have allowed little girls and women like me to be able to toe the starting line of any race beside our male counterparts. And it is in that spirit that I will be running the Chicago Marathon on behalf of Girls on the Run.       


Girls on the Run is an afterschool program for girls ages 8-14 that uses the power of running to inspire girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The program combines training for a non-competitive 5k running event with interactive lessons that encourage positive social-emotional and physical development. All funds that my teammates and I raise will go to underwrite program scholarships so that any girl can participate in the program, regardless of her family’s ability to pay to the program fee. I wish this organization was around when I was little, but I’m glad it’s here now for other little girls. Please help me raise as much money as possible to keep up GOTR’s mission.  Here’s to women breaking barriers and the finish line tape!       


 <3 Amy

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To This Fundraiser

$2,885

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Karen & Gilbert Winn

    $150

  • Rick Riisma

    $50

  • Alex Barranco

    $50

  • Dinny Herron

     

  • Bev Hardy

    $25

  • Matt Giovanni

    $50

  • Jack Curran

    $75

  • Amy Nguyen

    $75

  • Amy Nguyen

    $50

  • Jacqueline Chu & Jason Sanders

    $100

  • Melanie Pappas

     

  • Thao Nguyen

    $25

  • Monica Ouellette

    $100

  • Kate Arminio

    $50

  • Maria B.

    $50

  • Len D'Avolio

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jessica Chmielewski

    $30

  • Tricia Grogan

    $25

  • Betty

    $25

  • Richard Jennings

    $50

  • Julie and Kelly

    $50

  • Ann

    $100

  • Leon Alvarenga

     

  • Paul, Lauren and Lacey Donna Roche

    $100

  • KO Pies Fundraiser

    $520

  • KO Catering and Pies, LLC.

    $300

  • Loren Borges

    $25

  • Iman ElHariry

    $100

  • Gilad and Jamie Jacobs

    $100

  • Amy Nguyen

    $100

  • Mr. & Mrs. Muñoz

    $50

  • Christine Schlem

     

  • Paloan De Souza

    $100

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192% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $342,748 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Ladewig

Amount Raised

$4,464

 

105% Raised of $4,239 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Howland

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

200% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kaitlyn Hebig

Amount Raised

$2,950

 

98% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Farrell

Amount Raised

$2,885

 

192% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Driscoll

Amount Raised

$2,320

 

155% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Wanda Laszcz

Amount Raised

$2,275

 

152% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathleen Hough

Amount Raised

$2,270

 

151% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Ferris

Amount Raised

$2,196

 

146% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Paloan De Souza

Paloan De Souza

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Christine Schlem

Christine Schlem

1 year ago

Mr. & Mrs. Muñoz

Mr. & Mrs. Muñoz

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Amy Nguyen

Amy Nguyen

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Gilad and Jamie Jacobs

Gilad and Jamie Jacobs

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Iman ElHariry

Iman ElHariry

DONATION: $100

Amy. you are doing great. keep going 1 year ago

Loren Borges

Loren Borges

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

KO Pies Fundraiser

KO Pies Fundraiser

DONATION: $520

1 year ago

KO Catering and Pies, LLC.

KO Catering and Pies, LLC.

DONATION: $300

1 year ago

Paul, Lauren and Lacey Donna Roche

Paul, Lauren and Lacey Donna Roche

DONATION: $100

1 year ago