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Chicago 2016 - Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue

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September 12, 2016

My marathon beard is coming along nicely....ran another 13 miles today.   See more
Matt Jez

THE STORY:

I am Matt, a 31 year old man who grew up on the mean streets of Chicago. I currently reside in NEPA, as my Fiance and I volunteered to care for her terminally ill grandmother 3 years ago this spring. After she passed we found it easier to just stay here. We both found jobs, and I love the mountains. Her grandmothers death, got me thinking about my own personal health. The health problems passed down from generation to generation on both my mother's side of the family (heart) and fathers (circulatory). I was also quite depressed, overweight, headed for a heart attack, and home sick. I use to be a big runner when I was younger, and I thought about the way I felt when I ran. I almost feel as if I have reached nirivana. So I began running again, and in a year I felt great. I lost about 75 lbs and lowered my BP significantly. Now I was ready to tackle the Chicago Marathon, a goal of mine my whole life. I was going to enter the lottery, but I said nah, lets raise some money for a good cause. Thats when I came across Marley's Mutts. What a great thing to run for. I love all animals, especially my own dogs. My fiance and I have always worked with animals, and all four of our dogs are rescues. So I knew I was going to choose something with animals, but when I came across MM it was a no brainer. I maybe looked for 15 min, and was like "yep this is the one". So please if you can, help me make a dream a reality, and lets help a great cause surronded by great people.

Matt

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$603

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  • Tim&Deb;

    $25

  • Hockey Mama

    $25

  • Maryanne Jez

    $50

  • Gillian Beggs

    $50

  • Tara Russell

    $25

  • TOM MAUGER

    $25

  • Leah and Dan

    $25

  • Craig Hagemeier

    $26.20

  • Karen G

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kathleen j Bindon

    $25

  • Jeri

    $50

  • Jeri Russell

    $25

  • Rena !!!

    $50

  • Gillian

    $25

  • Dad & Deb

    $50

  • Tina Podrasky

    $25

  • Angela Jez

    $25

  • Kathleen j Bindon

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34% Raised of $1,800 Goal

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The Team: $84,489 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Zach Skow

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$33,542

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Mia Hynds

Amount Raised

$4,111

 

117% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Leslie Hannifin

Amount Raised

$4,021

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Samantha Kinsman

Amount Raised

$4,001

 

114% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Michelle Coleman

Amount Raised

$3,762

 

107% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Barb Drayer

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

100% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Catherine Ford

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

100% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Jen Vaughan

Amount Raised

$2,966

 

119% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Kathleen j Bindon

Kathleen j Bindon

DONATION: $26.20

You did it! 2 years ago

Angela Jez

Angela Jez

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Tina Podrasky

Tina Podrasky

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Dad & Deb

Dad & Deb

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Gillian

Gillian

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Rena !!!

Rena !!!

DONATION: $50

I just love dogs and Matt is awesome! 2 years ago

Jeri Russell

Jeri Russell

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jeri

Jeri

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kathleen j Bindon

Kathleen j Bindon

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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