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Innocence Project TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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August 13, 2016

Goal is to raise $3,500 for the Innocence Network!  Training is underway ... can't wait for the NYC 26.2!!!  See more

BENEFITING: Innocence Project

ORGANIZER: Innocence Project

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Lindsay Herf

THE STORY:

Since 1989, 1900 people have been exonerated for a crime they did not commit.  The work of innocence organizations throughout the nation has created a momentum culminating in the INNOCENCE MOVEMENT.  So, now it's time for me to move for the innocent!

I am running the NYC marathon to help raise money for the Innocence Network Support Unit at the Innocence Project. 

My legal career has focused on post-conviction innocence work.  Every case I have worked and every exoneree I have met has impacted my life.  My first client, in prison for a sex assault which DNA testing later proved he did not commit, was merely 28 years old when he was exonerated.  Eight years of his life were lost to time sitting in a prison cell.  Once he regained his freedom, he had a hard time understanding and communicating what he missed out on.  But his parents did not.  For eight years, with their son in prison there was a gap in their life that could not be filled nor ignored.  For eight years, they did not put up a Christmas tree or celebrate the holidays.  For eight years, they did not take vacations bur rather spent their weekends visiting their son at a prison two hours from their home.  For eight years, their hearts were broken knowing an injustice had been done to their son but there was nothing they could do to fix it.  When John was finally exonerated, it was a happy day, but even more importantly, it allowed him and his family to live again.

The 1900 documented exonerations demonstrate the need for innocence work.  We may never know how many innocent people have been wrongly convicted.  But, the innocence organizations are dedicated to identifying as many innocent people as we can and helping them regain their freedom.  The Innocence Movement has picked up the pace for criminal justice reforms, including the creation of conviction integrity units in prosecutor's offices which have exonerated dozens of innocent people; the creation of legal vehicles to access evidence for DNA testing; and reviews of certain forensic disciplines (such as microscopic hair analysis) which, in turn, have resulted in further exonerations. 

Please join me in fundraising for the Innocence Network Support Unit at the Innocence Project!

Thank you,

Lindsay Herf                                                                                                                              

Arizona Justice Project, Executive Director                                                                      

Innocence Network Board Member

$3,361

MONEY RAISED
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  • David Cole

    $100

  • Erica McClurg

    $100

  • Coco

    $50

  • Ashley Musfeldt

    $250

  • Isaac Gabriel

    $100

  • Allison Herf

    $100

  • Melanie Kloba

    $100

  • Rebecca Brown

    $100

  • Amy,inc

    $100

  • J&A Kehaya

     

  • Tricia Schafer

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michelle Smith

    $100

  • Peggy Kampa

    $135

  • The Naked Ladies of Phoenix

    $156

  • Kindra Fleming

    $25

  • Katie Puzauskas

    $25

  • The Queen

    $50

  • Carrie Sperling

    $50

  • Anna Tolin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Slade Smith

    $50

  • Melissa Urich and Mike Elliott

    $100

  • Heidi Cruise

    $50

  • Jackie McMurtrie

    $50

  • James Nozar & Adam Unger

    $100

  • Don and Sue Powell

    $250

  • Tina Hayes

    $100

  • Laura Ruberto & Tarek El Dokor

    $100

  • Stephen Szostak

     

  • Fred and Nancy Gants

    $100

  • Hogan Morrison Family

     

  • Bill Hoge

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Mike and Sue Zaleski

    $50

  • DAVID S BROWN

    $100

  • Spitzer

     

  • Judge Arthur Perivolidis

    $50

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96% Raised of$3,500 Goal

The Team: $39,058 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

Fundraiser Title

Pete Longueira

Amount Raised

$3,555

Fundraiser Title

Joe Gullo

Amount Raised

$3,515

 

100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Brown

Amount Raised

$3,501

 

100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lindsay Herf

Amount Raised

$3,361

 

96% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Judge Arthur Perivolidis

Judge Arthur Perivolidis

DONATION: $50

Great job Lindsay 2 years ago

Spitzer

Spitzer

pardon me 2 years ago

DAVID S BROWN

DAVID S BROWN

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mike and Sue Zaleski

Mike and Sue Zaleski

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

Run, Linsday, Run! 2 years ago

Bill Hoge

Bill Hoge

DONATION: $100

Good luck Lindsay! 2 years ago

Hogan Morrison Family

Hogan Morrison Family

2 years ago

Fred and Nancy Gants

Fred and Nancy Gants

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Stephen Szostak

Stephen Szostak

Go get it! 2 years ago

Laura Ruberto & Tarek El Dokor

Laura Ruberto & Tarek El Dokor

DONATION: $100

2 years ago