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Eric Berman's Fundraiser:

Team Innocence Project for the 2014 NYC Half Marathon

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BENEFITING: Innocence Project

ORGANIZER: Innocence Project

EVENT: NYC Half 2014

EVENT DATE: Mar 16, 2014

Eric Berman

THE STORY:

On Sunday, March 16, I will be running for Team Innocence Project in the NYC Half Marathon to raise awareness about wrongful convictions and to fundraise to help free the innocent. 

Many of you are aware of my work on behalf of Bill Kuenzel, who sits wrongly convicted on Death Row in Alabama (see: www.alabamainjustice.com).  Painfully, there is no DNA evidence available to exonerate Bill because evidence has either gone missing or was suppressed or was inexplicably never collected by the authorities.  Bill faces death even though he has never had a trial in which all of the relevant evidence was heard.  We must continue to work to see that he does get that one fair trial.

The Innocence Project works to help exonerate the wrongly convicted through the use of DNA.  The first DNA exoneration took place in 1989 - ironically, the very year that Bill Kuenzel was wrongly convicted.  Since then:

312 People in the U.S. Have Been Exonerated by DNA - across 36 states and Washington, DC - including 18 on Death Row.

Furthermore, the true suspects and/or perpetrators have been identified in 152 (or 49%) of DNA exoneration cases.

Please help support me in this great cause.  Beyond that, this run will be especially meaningful as I am running the race with my daughter, Ana, who is on Team Fresh Air Fund - part of her bat mitzvah service project to raise funds for inner-city kids to attend summer camps.

Thanks so much for your support.

- Eric Berman

$1,220

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom Janenda

    $50

  • Ellen, Steve, Sam and Kasey Wilner

    $250

  • The Berman Family

    $108

  • Will Tanous

    $100

  • Seth & Molly Limmer

     

  • Lauren Rutkin & Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz

    $118

  • Juju Chang and Neal Shapiro

    $200

  • Margaret Scovitch

     

  • Mazo

    $50

  • Jonathan Kopp

     

  • The Folit Family

    $100

  • The Sherman Family

    $108

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122% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $18,652 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Annamarie Tendler

Amount Raised

$5,501

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Ray Fishman

Amount Raised

$2,653

 

101% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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Naomi & Dan

Amount Raised

$2,353

 

118% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Breese Davies

Amount Raised

$2,080

 

83% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Laura Belair

Amount Raised

$1,950

 

195% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Kirsten Richter

Amount Raised

$1,895

 

126% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Eric Berman

Amount Raised

$1,220

 

122% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Janice Moore

Amount Raised

$1,000

Donor Comments

The Sherman Family

The Sherman Family

DONATION: $108

Go Berm! 5 years ago

The Folit Family

The Folit Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Jonathan Kopp

Jonathan Kopp

5 years ago

Mazo

Mazo

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Margaret Scovitch

Margaret Scovitch

Happy Birthday, Eric! 5 years ago

Juju Chang and Neal Shapiro

Juju Chang and Neal Shapiro

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Lauren Rutkin & Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz

Lauren Rutkin & Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz

DONATION: $118

5 years ago

Seth & Molly Limmer

Seth & Molly Limmer

5 years ago

Will Tanous

Will Tanous

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

The Berman Family

The Berman Family

DONATION: $108

5 years ago