I’m running in my first Chicago Marathon! I love running for a purpose so I signed up to bring awareness & funding to Chicago domestic violence service agencies and shelters. To that end I hope to raise $1500 to fund shelters, survivor support groups, & school based wrap-around programs for the whole family. I’m running to RUN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OUT OF TOWN!
For starters, it’s an opportunity for me to give back to an agency that has become central to my daily work as a teacher at Hernandez Middle School. Since 2015, I have worked with Metropolitan Family Services in a variety of after school programs. The one closest to my heart is the HMS GIRLS RUN CLUB. As a coach with Metro, I see my girls empowered by the challenges of running. Their perseverance has driven me to be a better coach and teacher. This year I want to give as much as I can to the organization that has given me the chance to become part of the Metro Family.
Then there’s the fact that, I always said I was too smart to be a victim. I knew the red flags, I knew the warning signs. I am a strong woman from a strong line of women. Heck, my mom worked as an advocate for victims for 20 years. I know what domestic violence can do to women and families. Yet, I became a victim A relationship of mine was controlling, demeaning, and violent. But eventually I got help through a DV program.
I want this fundraising to help the organizations that were by my side when I needed help and when I was too scared to face him alone. Please help me reach my goal of $1500 and help me RUN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OUT OF TOWN at the CHICAGO MARATHON
If you feel inclined to help me reach this goal please visit my Crowd Rise fundraising page at: https://www.crowdrise.com/rundomesticviolenceoutoftown1/fundraiser/mmonahan5 Once on the site my name and small picture will be at the top left of the page stating its
Megan Monahan’s 2017 RUN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OUT OF TOWN TEAM and the large image will be of the Run D.V. Out of Town logo. Simply click on the red DONATE button and follow the steps to complete the process.
Thank you for considering donating to a cause so personally integral to my life and my passion for empowerment. Every bit helps.
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