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Emily Meingast's Fundraiser:

GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago

ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago

EVENT: GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016

Emily Meingast

THE STORY:

I am so excited to be running my first marathon this fall! When I was considering running the Chicago Marathon in 2016, I decided that if I was going to run 26.2 miles, I wanted to make the miles count by running through the Charity Program. In the end, I decided to run for Girls on the Run Chicago. 

Girls on the Run is an afterschool program for girls from 8 to 14 years old. Volunteer coaches meet with a team of girls twice a week for 12 weeks, as the team of girls completes a program that combines running, goal-setting, and training for a 5k running event. This year, Girls on the Run Chicago will serve more than 11,000 girls, and around 85% of those girls will receive scholarships to participate in the program. All of the funds that I raise through my Chicago Marathon experience will provide scholarships for those girls.

I began running in 6th grade, when I was 11 years old. Ever since then, running has played a huge role in my life. Running has kept me physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy through all of life's ups and downs. When I lace up my running shoes and head out the door, I feel a sense of empowerment knowing that I am improving myself through strengthening my body and clearing my mind. I was fortunate enough to be on a cross-country and track team through college, and I truly believe in the power of being part of a team. Many of my supportive teammates throughout the years have become some of my closest friends.

I chose to run for the Girls on the Run charity team because I know that the program helps to provides girls with the same positive experience that I had through running. 

Please help me reach my fundraising goal of $1,000, and join in the excitement leading up to the Chicago Marathon on October 9th! 

$1,130

MONEY RAISED
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  • Madeline Brophy

    $10

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Kyle and Sophie

    $50

  • Mike and Leann Schied

    $100

  • Bill and Carol

    $25

  • Sue, Pam and Kody

    $50

  • Teresa and Bill Denis

    $50

  • Matt and Amy

    $50

  • Joan and Tim Crowe

    $25

  • Grandma Marie

    $50

  • John & Ellen Kunkle

    $50

  • Teresa Kubiszyn

     

  • Ashley & Jon

    $50

  • Pat Meingast

    $25

  • The Other Twin

    $50

  • Ted and Melissa Corlett

    $50

  • The Eggerdings

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $190

  • Jane Newcomb

    $25

  • Sam Peterson

    $50

  • The Evanston Newcombs

    $10

  • Amanda

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

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113% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $277,963 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Katie Shubra

Amount Raised

$2,815

Fundraiser Title

Douglas Marello

Amount Raised

$2,700

Fundraiser Title

Gladys Gonzalez

Amount Raised

$2,270

 

114% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Sichko

Amount Raised

$2,180

 

145% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tegan Chesney

Amount Raised

$2,175

 

109% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jerry Redmond

Amount Raised

$2,155

Fundraiser Title

Rick Dutch

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

105% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Comiskey

Amount Raised

$2,004

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Amanda

Amanda

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

The Evanston Newcombs

The Evanston Newcombs

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Sam Peterson

Sam Peterson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jane Newcomb

Jane Newcomb

DONATION: $25

Harvey D. Newcomb II 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $190

2 years ago

The Eggerdings

The Eggerdings

DONATION: $50

Go Emily Go! 2 years ago

Ted and Melissa Corlett

Ted and Melissa Corlett

DONATION: $50

Good cause, good luck and have fun. 2 years ago

The Other Twin

The Other Twin

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Pat Meingast

Pat Meingast

DONATION: $25

2 years ago