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Run Domestic Violence Out of Town 2015

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Tiffany Kouimanis

THE STORY:

Over the last few years I went back and forth about entering the lottery for the marathon but never saw it through. This year I realized there was no better time than now. Running a marathon is already an accomplishment in itself but raising awareness for a great cause makes it even more rewarding. Upon reviewing the list I saw many well known charities but Run Domestic Violence Out of Town caught my eye.

The charity pulled on my heart strings and made me think of one person, my Mom. She is my role model, my shoulder to cry on, my life cheerleader and my hero. She is also a victim of domestic violence. Many people are impacted by domestic violence whether directly or indirectly. I am so thankful that my Mom had the courage, strength and love so great for my sister and I that she broke the cycle. She is the strongest person I know. I am very fortunate to have another hero in my life, my stepdad Gregg. In a way he saved us all - he showed my Mom what true, unconditional love is and raised my sister and I as his own.

So with that I start my training - while the training may be tough I know it is no where near the pain that victims of domestic violence feel. So in 2015, I am running 26.2 for you, I love you Mom. 

Eleven very different domestic violence service providers from across the city have come together to advance their cause via 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. Its member agencies are located in neighborhoods throughout the city and suburbs and serve communities representing all races, ethnicities, and religions. As Coalition member Ava Newbart, Director of Development at Shalva, states, “domestic violence doesn’t discriminate: it’s an equal-opportunity destroyer of families throughout Chicago. It doesn’t matter if you’re Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, or Arabic, or whether you are rich or poor. We embrace our diversity and stand together because nobody should be afraid in their own home. Domestic violence is NOT OK.”

The Coalition Members of Run Domestic Violence Out of Town:

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 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,460

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Kaitlyn

     

  • Denise

     

  • Kim

    $40

  • Andrew A.

    $10

  • Blossom Shoppe

    $50

  • Signature Banquets

     

  • George's Family Restaurant

     

  • Kouimanis Chiropractic

     

  • Sister

    $25

  • Annika

    $25

  • Joe Hoffman

    $50

  • Ron Bice

    $20

  • Veronica

    $30

  • Miller Family

    $40

  • Larry Jaskowiak

    $60

  • Nina

    $25

  • karen dewitt

    $30

  • Bronwyn

    $25

  • The Burt Family

    $50

  • Chris, Katie, Matthew & Anna

     

  • #Timberley

     

  • Niki Markulyn

    $10

  • Louise Buchanan

    $20

  • Michelle Grech

     

  • Jessica McCormack

    $25

  • The Criners

    $30

  • Rupp

     

  • Lynn McGrath

    $10

  • Dustin, Lisa, and Emmry

    $50

  • Jason Karel

    $50

  • Ashley

    $20

  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Titus Kimbrell

    $25

  • Arielle

    $20

  • Niki Kalogeras-Gagianas

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ashley and Dan Stuglik

    $25

  • Danny & Kelly Thurson

    $50

  • Sarah Weber

    $20

  • Mia and Rickson Gonzales

    $20

  • Ressie Richards

    $20

  • Yoli

    $25

  • Team Jones

    $25

  • Jenn B

    $35

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146% 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

Jenn B

Jenn B

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

Team Jones

Team Jones

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Yoli

Yoli

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 2 years ago

Ressie Richards

Ressie Richards

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Mia and Rickson Gonzales

Mia and Rickson Gonzales

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber

DONATION: $20

Good luck Tiff!! What a great cause!! You'll do great!!! <3 2 years ago

Danny & Kelly Thurson

Danny & Kelly Thurson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ashley and Dan Stuglik

Ashley and Dan Stuglik

DONATION: $25

You are amazing. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Niki Kalogeras-Gagianas

Niki Kalogeras-Gagianas

DONATION: $20

Good Luck! 2 years ago