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Run Domestic Violence Out of Town 2015

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Paulette Graham

THE STORY:

OMGeeee, I am running a half marathon on September 27th.  To accomplish this, I’ve had to make a few adjustments in my life including making sure I have time to train.  I have to train.  I have to train in order to run.  I HAVE TO TRAIN IN ORDER TO RUN 13.1 MILES!!!

  • I put on my shoes, I stretch and I run.
  • I think about the children who run to aid their parent during a DV disturbance
  • I think about the DV victim who runs away in the middle of the night with only the clothes on her/his back
  • I think about our court advocates who assist those who run back and forth to court seeking help from the legal system 
  • I think about the employee who runs to the bathroom to compose her/himself after thinking about what happens when they go home after work 
  • I think about the adults who run from one abusive relationship to another
  • I think about the teenage girl who runs to her boyfriend’s locker after school because he will be looking for her

I put on my shoes, I stretch and I run. 

On the days or nights when I feel tired and don’t want to train, I remember a survivor’s story – “…that night while he was out we packed clothes in garbage bags and we left everything else behind.” 

THEY RAN and it saved their lives.

I won’t ask you to run with me but please support me as I run the 2015 Chicago Half Marathon on behalf of those impacted by domestic violence.  No amount it too small! 

Eleven very different domestic violence service providers from across the city have come together to advance their cause via the September 2015 Chicago 5k & Half Marathon and the October 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. All revenue generated by the Run DV Out of Town team, will be used by its member agencies for domestic violence prevention and supportive services for its survivors.

The Coalition is an unprecedented collaboration representing diverse populations across Chicago.

The Coalition Members of Run Domestic Violence Out of Town:

South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS) - I am on the board of directors!!!

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

(WINGS) Women in Need Growing Stronger 

Thank you in advance for your love, support and prayers as I run this race!

 

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$695

MONEY RAISED
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  • RoundTrip69

    $20

  • Barbers

    $25

  • K & N Bevans

    $50

  • Elaine Scales

    $50

  • Jeff and Sonia Semenchuk

    $50

  • GP

    $20

  • Jeff Zidell

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Diane Bedrosian

    $20

  • Denise McGrath

    $20

  • Chuck Floyd

    $100

  • David & Linda Whitaker

    $100

  • Megan Schmollinger

    $50

  • Takeesha Dade

    $20

  • Meg Gronskis

    $35

  • Kristie-SSC

    $10

  • Beverly Bucur

    $50

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139% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $63,002 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Virgil Reid

Amount Raised

$5,330

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charlie Stoops

Amount Raised

$3,250

 

58% Raised of $5,565 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heather Flett

Amount Raised

$2,901

 

97% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

Carolina Pina

Amount Raised

$2,095

 

140% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Adham Sahloul

Amount Raised

$1,837

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Carrie Harrington

Amount Raised

$1,825

 

122% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Beverly Bucur

Beverly Bucur

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kristie-SSC

Kristie-SSC

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Meg Gronskis

Meg Gronskis

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

Takeesha Dade

Takeesha Dade

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Megan Schmollinger

Megan Schmollinger

DONATION: $50

Go Paulette! You are an inspiration! 2 years ago

David & Linda Whitaker

David & Linda Whitaker

DONATION: $100

Paulette - We're rooting for you! 2 years ago

Chuck Floyd

Chuck Floyd

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Denise McGrath

Denise McGrath

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Diane Bedrosian

Diane Bedrosian

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago