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Run Lizzie Run: A Birthday & A Marathon to PreventGun Violence

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Published in Runner's World!
April 12, 2017

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BENEFITING: Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence

EVENT DATE: Mar 11, 2017

Liz Dunning

THE STORY:

 

For more, go to: www.runlizzierun.com

 

RUN LIZZIE RUN!

As I slogged through the Marine Corps Marathon course in 2000, that's what I heard - my mom cheering for me throughout the race. It wasn't just once that I heard her shouting out to me - she staked out FIVE prime spots along the course so she could wave me on and feed me orange slices to keep me going. As always, she was my biggest support.

Just a little over 3 years later, she was gone. Murdered in her home by a serial killer who it would take 12 years to find and bring to justice.

When I considered running another marathon, the idea caught in my throat - how could I run without her? Without my cheering section and booster? Without my Mom?

On March 11, my Mom would have celebrated her 70th birthday. I can't run a marathon with her - but I can run one for her, and raise funds to prevent gun violence every step of the way.

I am running the DC Rock and Roll Marathon on her birthday and hope you'll donate to my cause. I'm raising funds for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

I'm running for my Mom - and for all that ache with loss and struggle with the absence of someone stolen by gun violence, in the hope that if we all stand up and act, we can ensure there are fewer of us with this particular hole in our hearts.

Follow my story at www.runlizzierun.com

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To This Fundraiser

$28,910

MONEY RAISED
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110% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Donor Comments

Lisa Coyle

Lisa Coyle

DONATION: $26.20

6 months ago

Michael Q

Michael Q

DONATION: $26.20

Keep running, Lizzie. Keep running! Bless you! 6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $26.20

6 months ago

Megan Berry

Megan Berry

DONATION: $10

6 months ago

Chris Carmody and family

Chris Carmody and family

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Annie Czerwinski

Annie Czerwinski

DONATION: $70

7 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Dominic Dogo

Dominic Dogo

7 months ago

Jessica W.

Jessica W.

DONATION: $26.22

7 months ago

Liz Fairbanks

Liz Fairbanks

DONATION: $50

Nice run Liz and a worthy cause. A very special way to honor your mother. I'm so sorry for your loss. 7 months ago