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Margaret Brinkley's Fundraiser:

(Half) marathon for Love

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Half-marathon day!
May 31, 2016

Hello donors, and thank you so much for joining me on my campaign to spread One Love!  My half-marathon was this past Sunday and, despite a  See more
Margaret Brinkley

THE STORY:

If you're reading this, chances are you know someone who has been affected by domestic violence. Sound a bit unrealistic? How about this: relationship abuse affects 1 in 3 women throughout their lifetime, and men can be affected too. In 2010 Yeardley Love, a senior at the University of Virginia, was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend just three weeks shy of graduation. She was a daughter, a sister, an athlete, and she was taken away because somebody decided physical violence was the answer. Yeardley's sister and mother began the One Love Foundation to honour her memory and save others from relationship violence. While I studied at University of Maryland I had the privilege of joining Kappa Alpha Theta, the same sorority as Yeardley. In my sophomore year our Theta chapter teamed up with Alpha Chi Omega to co-found the annual Run for Love - a 5k race to raise money and awareness for the One Love Foundation. I felt unbelievably lucky to be a part of Theta during my time at UMD and especially proud of what we and AChiO started with this race. After hearing so many stories of relationship violence and coming closer to it than I anticipated it finally felt like I could help others, in some way. In keeping with the UMD tradition, I'll be running for Love at the end of May. Only this time, I'll be going a bit farther - 13.1 miles - in the Edinburgh half marathon. Domestic violence and abuse isn't always physical, and it can be difficult to spot the signs-especially when those affected are unwilling to talk about it, or simply unaware that they are in an abusive situation. Luckily, there are many ways to help. Any donation, big or small, goes directly to the One Love Foundation and will continue enabling them to do amazing work. I hope you'll join me in my run for Yeardley Love this May. Thank you! -Margaret

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To This Fundraiser

$175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Hendersons

    $30

  • Sallie Brinkley & Lee Nigh

    $50

  • David Brinkley

    $50

  • Fraser Henderson

    $20

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18% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $175 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Fraser Henderson

Fraser Henderson

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

David Brinkley

David Brinkley

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Sallie Brinkley & Lee Nigh

Sallie Brinkley & Lee Nigh

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

The Hendersons

The Hendersons

DONATION: $30

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago