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Justin Williams' Fundraiser:

Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center Pittsburgh Marathon 2014

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BENEFITING: Humane Animal Rescue

ORGANIZER: Humane Animal Rescue

EVENT: DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014

Justin Williams

THE STORY:

So I must be crazy because I'm doing it again.  But I'm only half crazy and I'll stick with the half marathon for now. Again I'm running to support the Animal Rescue League in honor of Winston and Troegs.  And again, I need your help!

If you missed it last year, here is the shortened version of the backstory:
Two summers ago I got this crazy idea that I would run half marathon in honor of Winston (our bulldog who passed away) and our newest (at that time!) family member, Troegs.  I had the idea that I could try and raise money to then donate to the Animal Rescue League.  Of course, if you know me, I've never been a runner.  I don't even look like a runner, I'm far too big.  But the idea kept nagging at me, and I thought well just maybe I could  do it.  So I started jogging here and there to see what my body could do.  And then I started actually running regularly.  I told myself if I could make 3 miles without stopping that would be a good enough start that I could actually register for the half marathon and train for real.  And then one night I made it.  Now I know 3 miles isn't that far, but for a guy who at that time was only two years removed from pushing nearly 300 lbs, and still carrying a good 240, it felt amazing. 

So I signed up and trained and ran the half last year.  As we got closer to the marathon I made a fundraising push that included a promise of running in my kilt should donations reach $1000, which would cover the total care of one animal staying ARL for an entire month.

Thanks to awesome folks like you last year we raised over $1200 for ARL, and as promised I ran the half marathon in a kilt.  So I say lets do it again!  If we hit $1000 this year I'll run in my kilt again!

This year training has been a little tougher with a rough winter, and also the birth of our new bundle of joy, Colin Joseph Williams, but I'm just as determined to do well and make a signficant impact again.  I completed the half in about 2 hrs 15 min last year, and I'm going to do my best to better that this year.  Your donations will help not only the animals at ARL, but also fuel my motivation!

No matter the donation amount, thank you very much for your help and support.

Here are some of the ways ARL will use the funds you contribute:

$30 will cover the cost of micro-chipping a cat or dog.
$50 will provide low-cost spay/neuter services to a family who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
$100 will provide behavioral training for an animal to help her find a new home more quickly.
$1,000 will cover the total care for an animal that stays in our shelter for one month.

Even more than just the care your donation will help provide, it also helps bring smiles and joy to the family who ends up adopting the animal your donation helped saved.

Check out the below for more information:

http://www.animalrescue.org/marathon.

Facebook.com/arlpawsoverpgh

 

$1,242

MONEY RAISED
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  • Raggedy Ann, Andy, and Sassy

    $100

  • Anne and Marty

     

  • Jennifer Arvin

    $25

  • Jimmy, Chrissy, and Ava

    $25

  • Jeff Schneider

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Neil & Debbie Sahene

    $100

  • Bob Intrieri

    $30

  • Steve Silverman

     

  • Wigle Whiskey

    $87

  • Because Tara W said so

    $50

  • Bridge and Tara

    $50

  • Bill the Allergic

    $25

  • Debbie

    $20

  • C. Spencer Beggs

    $50

  • JJ, Sarah, Evan, and Shamrock

    $25

  • David, Kate and Henry Tull

    $20

  • Adel Hanash

    $50

  • Kath and Dan

    $100

  • Stephen & Emilie Baker

    $50

  • Kara

    $100

  • Patty & Tamar & Harold & Luna

    $20

  • Joe & Crystal (& Penny & Dudley)

    $40

  • Josh and Layne

     

  • The Eyermans

    $20

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124% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $111,230 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Dan Rossi

Amount Raised

$10,815

Fundraiser Title

Humane Animal Rescue

Amount Raised

$5,456

 

4% Raised of $150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cassidy Wozniak

Amount Raised

$2,820

 

564% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jason Hohn

Amount Raised

$2,084

 

42% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Martina Vasil

Amount Raised

$2,010

 

144% Raised of $1,400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Claire and Cassie Conti

Amount Raised

$1,870

 

187% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Janice and Rob Gatt

Amount Raised

$1,475

 

148% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Howard

Amount Raised

$1,424

 

285% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

The Eyermans

The Eyermans

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Josh and Layne

Josh and Layne

4 years ago

Joe & Crystal (& Penny & Dudley)

Joe & Crystal (& Penny & Dudley)

DONATION: $40

1, 2, 3... RUN! 4 years ago

Patty & Tamar & Harold & Luna

Patty & Tamar & Harold & Luna

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Kara

Kara

DONATION: $100

thanks for running for a great cause, so happy i can support you! 4 years ago

Stephen & Emilie Baker

Stephen & Emilie Baker

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kath and Dan

Kath and Dan

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Adel Hanash

Adel Hanash

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

David, Kate and Henry Tull

David, Kate and Henry Tull

DONATION: $20

From one late-coming runner to another, and to help other little pals like our rescue, Henry. Go get 'em, JDub! 4 years ago

JJ, Sarah, Evan, and Shamrock

JJ, Sarah, Evan, and Shamrock

DONATION: $25

4 years ago