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Jessica Martinez's Fundraiser:

2017 GOTR Chicago Marathon

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BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago

ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago

EVENT: 2017 GOTR Chicago Marathon

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017

Jessica Martinez

THE STORY:

This spring, I started volunteering as a coach with Girls on the Run. I wanted to get involved with a community organization that inspires and empowers young people. I've noticed how much time young people spend on social media (myself included), and how we as a culture have come to look for validation through "likes," and "views." I decided I wanted to spend some of my free time connecting with young people and guiding them to realize that self worth comes from within. I found Girls on the Run at the Chicago Volunteer Expo and I loved their dynamic approach to helping girls realize their potential. At the end of the 10 week program, my girls planned and executed a community fundraising project that raised $400 for PAWS. Then they wrapped up the season by completing the GOTR 5k. I was so impressed and inspired by these girls, that I decided I would join the GOTR Marathon Team to raise money so that more schools can have GOTR programs and more young girls can be a part of it. Honestly, it has never been a goal of mine to run a marathon, but I want to do this to support something bigger than myself. GOTR combines lessons and running activities to instill motivation, self respect and perspective in these girls. The cost for one girl to participate in the program is $157. My goal is to raise $1,500, which will put 9 girls through the program. Please help me reach my goal by donating to this remarkable organization. More about GOTR: 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 among participants. More than 85% of girls taking part in the program receive some sort of financial assistance to participate. All funds raised by the Girls on the Run SoleMates Team go to underwrite program scholarships so that any girl can participate in this life-changing programing, regardless of her family's ability to pay the program fee.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kyla Duewel

    $50

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Barbara Sorensen

    $50

  • Casey Hoffmann

    $25

  • Sam Martinez

    $100

  • Alayna

    $25

  • Brad

    $25

  • Jonny & Sheena

    $100

  • Jordan

     

  • Meaghan & Matthew Schmidt

    $20

  • Katrina :)

    $50

  • Natalia Alvarez Martinez

    $35

  • Anthony, Ashley and Alayna Lorenzo

    $30

  • John Scheflow

    $35

  • Kelly Wilson

    $25

  • Ciav & Amanda

    $100

  • Barrie

    $50

  • Lorri Davis

    $100

  • Aaron and Cody Herman-Espinoza

    $25

  • Patrick Zimmer

    $20

  • Sarah & Caleb Priola

    $20

  • Whitehead family

    $25

  • Matthew Hoffmann

    $35

  • Elena Thomas

    $50

  • Michael Smith

    $380

  • Klemm

    $50

  • Roger Klemm

     

  • Jill, Alex and Fern!

    $25

  • Peter and Savannah Ramirez

    $25

  • David & Marilyn Favaro

    $25

  • Zulma Verdejo-Carrion

    $25

  • ashy

    $50

  • Jackie G

     

  • Chuck Herzog

    $250

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133% 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

Chuck Herzog

Chuck Herzog

DONATION: $250

In memory of Susie Martinez 12 months ago

Jackie G

Jackie G

1 year ago

ashy

ashy

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Zulma Verdejo-Carrion

Zulma Verdejo-Carrion

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

David & Marilyn Favaro

David & Marilyn Favaro

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Peter and Savannah Ramirez

Peter and Savannah Ramirez

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jill, Alex and Fern!

Jill, Alex and Fern!

DONATION: $25

Jess you rock! 1 year ago

Roger Klemm

Roger Klemm

In memory of JoAnna 1 year ago

Klemm

Klemm

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

DONATION: $380

1 year ago