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Run Domestic Violence Out of Town 2015

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Emily Fitzgerald

THE STORY:

I recently moved from NYC to a town outside of Chicago to attend school.  I want to celebrate this big change by running my first marathon! 

I will run the Chicago Marathon this October while supporting the "Run Domestic Violence Out of Town" campaign. All money raised will be donated directly towards supportive services for domestic violence survivors and prevention efforts.

I chose this organization because domestic violence is often overlooked despite its prevalence.  25% of women and 14% of men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. As a Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Advocate for a hospital in lower Manhattan I saw the effects of domestic violence first hand.  I've seen how treatment and access to information can empower patients and strongly impact their life outside of the hospital visit. 

I need your help.  I’m asking for you to use the money you may have otherwise spent on coffee or grabbing lunch to make a tax-deductible donation to help me reach my goal.  Every little bit helps! I will mail a special thank you note to everyone who helps support these important service providers. 

ABOUT ME

I have my bachelor’s degree in psychology from NYU and I am currently attending Loyola University of Chicago to obtain my RN.  After graduation I plan to become certified as a sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) so I can use my experience as a victim advocate to meet patients’ emotional needs while also taking care of their physical health and well-being. 

I have previously run the Brooklyn Half and NYC Half and I loved both races.  I was nervous to sign up for a full marathon but my friends told me to go for it!

SERVICE PROVIDERS

Arab American Family Services (AAFS)

Center for Advancing Domestic Peace

Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network (CMBWN)

Connections for Abused Women and their Children(CAWC) 

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

Family Rescue

Healthcare Alternative Systems

Metropolitan Family Services

SHALVA

South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS)

(WINGS) Women in Need Growing Stronger 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,070

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michelle

    $100

  • Matt

    $100

  • Gloria

    $50

  • Kat

    $50

  • Sadie Bee

    $25

  • Jacqueline Wheelock

    $10

  • Charles Ellen

    $10

  • Mama & Daddy

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. David Pelich

    $25

  • Dex

    $25

  • Tam

    $25

  • Jonathan

    $25

  • Clara & Adam Peloquin

    $75

  • Budley

    $100

  • Meli

    $15

  • Julia

    $25

  • Pat Heywood

    $25

  • Julie Duffy

    $20

  • Cm lifetime

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Suzanne Scarmack

    $35

  • Uncle D.

    $25

  • Sania

    $30

  • Nick

    $30

  • Johnny

    $50

  • David, Vanessa and Alexander

     

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107% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $63,002 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Virgil Reid

Amount Raised

$5,330

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Charlie Stoops

Amount Raised

$3,250

 

58% Raised of $5,565 Goal

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Heather Flett

Amount Raised

$2,901

 

97% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Marilyn Kellum

Amount Raised

$2,595

 

130% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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steven henderson

Amount Raised

$2,225

 

148% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Carolina Pina

Amount Raised

$2,095

 

140% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Adham Sahloul

Amount Raised

$1,837

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Carrie Harrington

Amount Raised

$1,825

 

122% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

David, Vanessa and Alexander

David, Vanessa and Alexander

Thank you! 3 years ago

Johnny

Johnny

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Nick

Nick

DONATION: $30

Good luck Emily! 3 years ago

Sania

Sania

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Uncle D.

Uncle D.

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Suzanne Scarmack

Suzanne Scarmack

DONATION: $35

Go, Emily! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Cm lifetime

Cm lifetime

Hi Emily run run :) 3 years ago

Julie Duffy

Julie Duffy

DONATION: $20

Good Luck Emily!! See you soon hopefully! :) 3 years ago

Pat Heywood

Pat Heywood

DONATION: $25

3 years ago