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Team Innocence Project - NYC Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: Innocence Project

ORGANIZER: Innocence Project

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Donald Verger

THE STORY:

I ran my first and only marathon to date 33 years ago. It’s been a long time but as a longtime supporter of the Innocence Project I jumped at this chance to be part of the Innocence Project’s 2013 NYC Marathon team!

I learned firsthand what it is like to be wrongly accused.  Back in 2009, I was arrested for a crime I did not commit. I was misidentified by an eyewitness, handcuffed, brought to jail, and put behind bars. I never experienced the presumption of innocence that we all believe exists in this country.

Days later I was finally freed, the experience left me shaken and also made me realize how fortunate I was to have the means to prove my innocence. That's why I am inspired to raise money and awareness for this worthy cause. No one should go to prison for something they did not do. 

311 People in the U.S. Have Been Exonerated by DNA                         

  • The first DNA exoneration took place in 1989. Exonerations have been won in 36 states; since 2000, there have been 241 exonerations.
  • 18 of the 310 people exonerated through DNA served time on death row. Another 16 were charged with capital crimes but not sentenced to death.
  • The average length of time served by exonerees is 13.6 years. The total number of years served is approximately 4,136.
  • The average age of exonerees at the time of their wrongful convictions was 27.
  • In more than 25% of cases in a National Institute of Justice study, suspects were excluded once DNA testing was conducted during the criminal investigation.
  • 65% of the people exonerated through DNA testing have been financially compensated. 27 states, the federal government, and the District of Columbia have passed laws to compensate people who were wrongfully incarcerated.
     
  • An Innocence Project review of closed cases from 2004-2010 revealed that 22% of cases were closed because of lost or destroyed evidence.
     
  • The true suspects and/or perpetrators have been identified in 152 DNA exoneration cases.

To learn more visit www.innocenceproject.org

$3,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Abby Kenney

    $10

  • Eve Abreu

    $10

  • Lisa dun.

    $10

  • Dons secret admirer

    $30

  • Nick Stewart

    $10

  • Donald Verger

    $1,000

  • Jen Muehle

    $10

  • Kate, Imani, Bayla & Devi

    $40

  • Mark & Carolyn Comeau

    $50

  • Elizabeth Jackson

    $50

  • Paul Penczner

    $10

  • Chris Franklin

    $150

  • Dave and Maria Crocker

    $20

  • Katie Wing Vigil

    $25

  • linda verger johnson

    $500

  • Paul Orselli and family

    $20

  • Another admirer of your vision

    $55

  • Donald Verger

    $1,500

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100% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $34,893 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Dan Lichtenberg

Amount Raised

$7,243

 

207% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Steve Gergely

Amount Raised

$4,720

 

135% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Nick Stewart

Amount Raised

$4,300

 

123% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Paul Penczner

Amount Raised

$3,903

 

112% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Jennie Ives

Amount Raised

$3,853

 

110% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Noelle Marcus

Amount Raised

$3,800

 

109% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Jonathan Epstein

Amount Raised

$3,525

 

101% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Donald Verger

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

100% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Donald Verger

Donald Verger

DONATION: $1,500

5 years ago

Another admirer of your vision

Another admirer of your vision

DONATION: $55

5 years ago

Paul Orselli and family

Paul Orselli and family

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

linda verger johnson

linda verger johnson

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Katie Wing Vigil

Katie Wing Vigil

DONATION: $25

...for my friend Donald Verger 5 years ago

Dave and  Maria Crocker

Dave and Maria Crocker

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Chris Franklin

Chris Franklin

DONATION: $150

Don, thank you for your humble service to such a worthy cause. 5 years ago

Paul Penczner

Paul Penczner

DONATION: $10

Looking forward to racing with you! 5 years ago

Elizabeth Jackson

Elizabeth Jackson

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Mark & Carolyn Comeau

Mark & Carolyn Comeau

DONATION: $50

5 years ago