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I Run For Homes for Kids in Foster Care

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BENEFITING: CHILD SHARE

ORGANIZER: CHILD SHARE

EVENT: 2015 LA Marathon

EVENT DATE: Mar 15, 2015

Megan Harris

THE STORY:

My moderately successful training for this marathon has been nothing short of a miracle.  Honestly, typing these words into my fundraising profile terrifies me. I am that much closer to March 15th, game day!  My marathon is paid for, my longest training run completed, my t-shirt size has been noted so I can rep Child S.H.A.R.E. as I run (or hobble) along the course...no turning back now, this is really happening!

Uttering my desire to conquer this impossible feat back in October was met with quizzical looks and words of caution...questions from my loved ones that almost overcame me:  'Are humans bodies meant to run 26.2 miles in a row?  How are your knees going to withstand such abuse? Don't you like, love Netflix?'  Yes, yes I do love Netflix.

I hope it sounds more honest then self-deprecating when I say:  My ability to run this marathon is not pretty or heroic.  Marathon training is NOT fun and the people closest to me have endured a lot of whining from yours truly (shoutout to Luke!  You rock!).  But the seemingly impossible accomplishments of normal human beings have the greatest impact, yes?

Thousands of invisible faces in Southern California are waiting to be seen and loved.  The MONSTROSITY of what we are up against stuns me...the system put in place to keep our foster children safe is so incredibly broken.  Conquering such a broken system seems to be a task only fit for the heroes, the saints, the people with PHD's (anyone other than us)...what I'm learning is that this is the biggest lie in the world.  WE...you and I...are the people who will change the world.  We have a responsibility to take care of these children and a PERFECT first step is to support Child S.H.A.R.E. in our world-changing endeavors!

For 30 years, Child S.H.A.R.E. has remained committed to finding homes for abused and at-risk foster children. Our programs educate, recruit and support parents so these kids will have the core element they need for success ... a family. With over 56,000 children in the foster care system in California, there is an overwhelming need for homes and permanent family solutions. 

Each dollar raised will help to transform the lives of at-risk children and provide essential support to their families. Please give generously!

If you have any questions about this event, the foster care system, or the well-being of my knees, please contact me at mharris@childshare.org.

God bless!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,230

MONEY RAISED
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  • Melissa Gutierrez

    $25

  • Phil and Colleen Harris

    $500

  • Jackie and Joe Clark

    $100

  • Marilyn Harris

    $50

  • Brittany Fischer

    $20

  • Dan and Jan Gutierrez

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Isabella Harris

    $25

  • Jamie McDowell

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Sonia and Bob

    $25

  • Hanna Dreiling

    $25

  • The McDonnell Family

    $100

  • The Heinzmanns

    $50

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The Team: $73,902 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Brian Buchanan

Amount Raised

$58,326

 

97% Raised of $60,000 Goal

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Steve Hauser

Amount Raised

$4,335

 

58% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Keagan Buchanan

Amount Raised

$3,041

 

101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Tim Anast

Amount Raised

$1,644

 

329% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Harris

Amount Raised

$1,230

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Chris Jackson

Amount Raised

$500

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Phillip Prewitt

Amount Raised

$250

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Kyle Simkovich

Amount Raised

$225

Donor Comments

The Heinzmanns

The Heinzmanns

DONATION: $50

You go, Megan! 3 years ago

The McDonnell Family

The McDonnell Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Hanna Dreiling

Hanna Dreiling

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Sonia and Bob

Sonia and Bob

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Jamie McDowell

Jamie McDowell

DONATION: $30

YOU ARE AMAZING AND I LOVE YOU SO FREAKING MUCH! CRUSH IT! 3 years ago

Isabella Harris

Isabella Harris

DONATION: $25

Run like a girl. We are so proud of you. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Dan and Jan Gutierrez

Dan and Jan Gutierrez

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Brittany Fischer

Brittany Fischer

DONATION: $20

3 years ago