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Running for Art Therapy

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February 16, 2016

Thank you Elaina, Shan, Judy, Kim and anonymous donors!!  See more
Melissa Hedlund Nelson

THE STORY:

Hi Everyone, So I have decided to run my very first marathon. I must admit I am a bit freaked out but also ready. I have chosen to run the Chicago Marathon in 2016 and raise funds for The Light of The Heart: A Community Art Therapy Project. The Light of The Heart is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit in Aurora, Illinois, that I co-founded with my awesome sister April Hedlund in 2011. Since then we have provided art therapy and counseling for over 3,000 children and adults in need, many of which are low-income and at-risk. My life goal is to bring light to the darkest corners of our society through art making. Please support me in running this marathon, which I know will be one of my greatest life challenges to date, and help provide art therapy and counseling for children in need in Aurora. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. With gratitude, Melissa Hedlund Nelson, MCAT, ATR-BC, LCPC

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To This Fundraiser

$395

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jennifer Hereth

    $50

  • Shari Frieders

    $10

  • Karen Madonia

    $100

  • Elaina

    $50

  • Shan

    $10

  • Judy

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kim Z

    $25

  • Lynn McHale

    $25

  • Bailey

    $50

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40% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $395 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Bailey

Bailey

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Lynn McHale

Lynn McHale

DONATION: $25

Melissa, the Marathon Runner Run Melissa - Run because you can, Run because it sparks a light within, Run because it serves your heart, As your heart serves others. Heartfelt love runs the course. Run the course, Melissa! We see the light in your heart! Melissa, Marathon runner - Run around, through, and over, Heart pounds, cross the finish line! See the light Melissa, the Light of the Heart! 2 years ago

Kim Z

Kim Z

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Way to go! A wonderful, embodied journey and a very worthy cause. Best of luck to you, Melissa, on this particular adventure! :-) 2 years ago

Judy

Judy

in Memory of Harriet Claire Wadeson 2 years ago

Shan

Shan

DONATION: $10

To Melissa Hedlund 2 years ago

Elaina

Elaina

DONATION: $50

To light up Aurora with art! 2 years ago

Karen Madonia

Karen Madonia

DONATION: $100

Good luck, Melissa! We're so proud to have you as part of our ILLCO family - you inspire all of us to be the best we can be! 2 years ago

Shari Frieders

Shari Frieders

DONATION: $10

Melissa, I am donating to you and in memory of my father, Carl Crownhart, who I recently lost to pancreatic cancer. He started running after a mild heart attack in 1983. Almost a year to the date of his heart attack he ran the Boston Marathon and went on to run in the Chicago Marathon, Washington Marine Corp Marathon and many others. You are a special person to give of yourself so freely in support of others most in need. As a board member of the Compassion Foundation we were honored to nominate you as one of our Community Champions. Good luck to you....Run Melissa, Run!! 2 years ago

Jennifer Hereth

Jennifer Hereth

DONATION: $50

Honoring Melissa's heart 2 years ago