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Innocence Project TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Innocence Project

ORGANIZER: Innocence Project

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Betsy Alton

THE STORY:

Innocence Project wrote -

Lewis Fogle of Pennsylvania was exonerated in September 2015 after serving 34 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.  Lewis is now one of the more than 335 people in the United States who have been proven innocent by DNA testing since 1989. The Innocence Project provided direct representation or critical assistance in more than 175 of these cases. 

Mr. Fogle always maintained his innocence and no physical evidence connected him to the crime, yet he was convicted based solely on the testimony of three jailhouse informants.

DNA testing conducted by the IP on crime scene evidence in 2005 produced inconclusive results and police repeatedly insisted that all other evidence had been lost or destroyed. Eight years later, after additional efforts by the IP, critical “missing” evidence was found and additional DNA testing conclusively excluded Mr. Fogle. With the assistance of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and the cooperation of the Indiana County District Attorney, Mr. Fogle was exonerated.

Today, Mr. Fogle is enjoying spending time with his grandchild. He also continues to paint; a talent that helped him survive his long ordeal in prison.

Lewis Fogle's story—and the collective experiences of the more than 335 DNA exonerees—provides vital support for the Innocence Project’s recommended reforms to improve eyewitness identification practices, mandate the electronic recording of interrogations, and enhance the reliability of forensic science.

With each new exoneration and policy achievement, the Innocence Project is working to shape a criminal justice system that inspires confidence, ensures public safety and protects individual liberty.

The Innocence Project has more than 250 clients around the country at any given time, and we continue to receive hundreds of letters each month from others seeking our assistance. Please donate to help free the innocent. Thank you!

$6,840

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    $100

  • Dave Cambria

    $250

  • Tamara Bally

    $150

  • Scott Hornbacher

    $50

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    $100

  • Joan Altman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Billy O' Brien

    $100

  • Danny Glicker

    $100

  • Allan Heinberg

    $100

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    $300

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    $75

  • Annie Ballard

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  • T.J.

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  • Eleanor Sulston (Aunt Ellie)

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  • Mary Tobler & Max Minzner

    $150

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    $300

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    $100

  • Clayton Mattos

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  • William F. Dowd

     

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  • Shibani Alter

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  • April Taylor

     

  • William and Susann Cunningham

    $50

  • Amy, Tom & Lilu

    $100

  • Nick T.

     

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  • Larysa Kondracki

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137% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $39,058 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Betsy Alton

Amount Raised

$6,840

 

137% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Hill

Amount Raised

$5,460

 

109% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Cohen

Amount Raised

$5,316

 

152% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carrie Sperling

Amount Raised

$3,595

 

103% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Pete Longueira

Amount Raised

$3,555

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Joe Gullo

Amount Raised

$3,515

 

100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Jennifer Brown

Amount Raised

$3,501

 

100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

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Lindsay Herf

Amount Raised

$3,361

 

96% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Scott Hornbacher

Scott Hornbacher

2 years ago

Larysa Kondracki

Larysa Kondracki

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

dana robin

dana robin

DONATION: $50

To never being too sore 2 years ago

Kim Paster

Kim Paster

2 years ago

Andersons

Andersons

DONATION: $50

For the toenails- and the innocent 2 years ago

Nick T.

Nick T.

2 years ago

Amy, Tom & Lilu

Amy, Tom & Lilu

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

William and Susann Cunningham

William and Susann Cunningham

DONATION: $50

For everyone who has had their life changed forever 2 years ago

April Taylor

April Taylor

2 years ago

Shibani Alter

Shibani Alter

DONATION: $100

2 years ago