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Robin Sampliner'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

Robin Sampliner

THE STORY:

Believe it or not, I am running in the Chicago Marathon on October 9th, 2016!  You read that correctly.  I've been training all summer long, running in the heat and humidity, racking up the miles.  And now the marathon is only a month away.  I can't believe it's almost here.

I have decided to run the race while raising money for Girls on the Run (GOTR).  GOTR serves 11,000 girls in the Chicagoland area.  And 85% of the girls request and received financial assistance in order to participate in the program.  The funds I raise for GOTR will go to underwrite program scholarships so that all girls that want to can participate. 

What is GOTR?  It is an after school program for girls ages 8-14 that transforms the way girls see themselves and their opportunities.  Girls in the program gain confidence through achievement, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.  Volunteer coaches meet with the girls twice a week for 12 weeks to help them complete the curriculum which integrates running, goal-setting and training for a non-competitive 5k by using interactive lessons that encourage positive social-emotional and physical development among participants.  All of the hard work the girls put into the program helps them develop self-esteem, body size satisfaction, and they show positive changes regarding attitudes towards physical activity, health behaviors and empowerment.

I have seen first hand what GOTR can do for young girls.  I have been lucky to be asked on two occasions to be a running buddy at the group's 5k for two girst that have participated in the program.  It's wonderful to see young, impressionable girls having so much fun, laughing with their friends and running (which is something I love to do).  It has been an honor to be a running buddy!

Would you please help Girls on the Run by making a donation, and help me reach my fundraising goal? 

Every donation has a huge impact!

  • $10 covers the cost of one girl's healthy snacks for the season
  • $25 covers the cost of 150 bananas for the 5k finish line
  • $44 covers the cost of 50 tiaras for girls to decorate at the 5k activity tent
  • $157 covers the cost for one girl to participate in GOTR for one season

Thank you in advance for your help!  If you know of someone else who might like to help out GOTR, feel free to foward this email to them.

Thank you,

Robin Sampliner

Marathoner

$1,142

MONEY RAISED
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  • GIGI

    $100

  • Nate, Ashley and Sydney

    $50

  • Noreen and Chris

    $50

  • Alice and Hal

    $25

  • Bill Wahler

     

  • Kevin and Shannon Grigsby

    $50

  • Lon & Zena Kaufman

     

  • Marvin Levin

     

  • Susan and Larry

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Beth Snyder

     

  • Robin Ross

     

  • Eric & Cheryl Bowness

    $25

  • Dilnaz Waraich

    $50

  • Woody

    $50

  • Nashwa Mekky

     

  • Rick Greenthal

     

  • Lisa Yoest

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bruce Havel

    $100

  • Fingerhut Family

     

  • P. L.Rash

    $10

  • Peggy

     

  • Shulamit

     

  • Julie Cook

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anny Lee

    $26.20

  • Cris Bartlett

    $25

  • Nick and Dana Early

     

  • Tracy & Dave Balke

     

  • Joanne Litman

    $18

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114% 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

Joanne Litman

Joanne Litman

DONATION: $18

So proud of you! 2 years ago

Tracy & Dave Balke

Tracy & Dave Balke

2 years ago

Nick and Dana Early

Nick and Dana Early

2 years ago

Cris Bartlett

Cris Bartlett

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anny Lee

Anny Lee

DONATION: $26.20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Have fun! 2 years ago

Julie Cook

Julie Cook

DONATION: $10

You can do it Robin! 2 years ago

Shulamit

Shulamit

So proud of all you do! 2 years ago

Peggy

Peggy

2 years ago

P. L.Rash

P. L.Rash

DONATION: $10

2 years ago