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Run Domestic Violence Out of Town 2013

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THE STORY:

I am so excited to join you on the Run DV Out of Town 2013 Team!

I just celebrated my 20- year anniversary in the movement to end domestic violence. I have worked with survivors, perpetrators, and child witnesses of domestic violence in many different settings, including schools, shelters, the court system, and community agencies. I am currently a Program Manager at Metropolitan Family Services.

Last year, I ran my first marathon.  I would be lying if I said it had always been a dream of mine.  Frankly, I never had the desire; I considered the friends of mine who did out of their minds. In fact, prior to the marathon, I wasn't much of a runner.

 My first 5k was the October before the marathon, and the few months before that, I began to run on a regular basis for the first time.  My decision to run came in the Fall of 2011 when Metropolitan Family Services had to close intake for our domestic violence counseling program.  The demand for services in our community far outweighs the resources available. Turning away women and children in need of service left  me feeling powerless and heartbroken.

It was Charlie Stoops and his campaign, Everyone Can Do One Thing to End Domestic Violence that inspired me.  Raising awareness and funding for domestic violence was my motivation.

To say that the training and the marathon were difficult would be a gross understatement. In addition to a number of injuries, I was unaware of the extent to which training would take over my life.  But, a year later here I am, ready to do it again. It  may be because the benefits and rewards far outweigh the pain and sacrifice; or, it may be that my brain has lost so much oxygen due to all that running that I can no longer make rational decision.

Please consider making a donation to support our team.  All funds will be used to help Run DV Out of Town!

$3,070

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mary Tricia Halpin

    $40

  • Colin Gleason

    $30

  • Mark Schreiner

    $25

  • Michael Lahey

    $25

  • Dalia Harami

    $25

  • Beverly J Brandt

    $50

  • Laura Landmeier

    $25

  • Ida Anger

    $50

  • Mervette

    $40

  • Peggy Concannon

    $250

  • Eileen

    $50

  • Barbara Gruca

    $25

  • Lucy Clasen

    $15

  • Patrick McGill

    $200

  • Dave Doran & Kids

    $25

  • Linda Bravo

    $40

  • Natalie Widlak

    $50

  • Wanda Avila

    $25

  • Dina Kastner

    $50

  • Katy Tobin

    $50

  • Monica Anderson

    $25

  • Robin LeDonne

    $50

  • Linda Bauer

    $50

  • Kris VanderPloeg

    $40

  • Kendra Reinshagen

    $75

  • Ignacio Perez

    $40

  • Diana Storm

    $25

  • Laura Singer and Sean Bradley

    $50

  • Maureen Zarrella

    $25

  • Kena Norris

    $40

  • Joel Stopka

    $30

  • Jeffrey Dolph

    $100

  • Rose, Jay, Lock and Oona

    $40

  • Mike & Paula Sullivan

    $25

  • Heather

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Linda Hart

    $50

  • Pamela Bell

    $30

  • Alexis Gestaut

    $50

  • Paula Spears

    $25

  • Julie Hege

    $100

  • Jan and Chuck Sullivan

    $40

  • Bobbi Scott

    $25

  • Erin Hitchins

    $30

  • Frogger

    $50

  • Bryana

    $25

  • Sharon Barr

    $10

  • Doug Brown

    $10

  • Judy Yoder

    $50

  • Lynn S

    $45

  • One of the twins

    $100

  • Jill Shiner

    $25

  • Douglas Ennis

    $50

  • Pat and Paul Flett

    $50

  • Chris Whipple

    $30

  • Anne Stefanski

    $30

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154% Raised of$2,000 Goal

The Team: $40,799 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Dipak Patel

Amount Raised

$4,881

 

98% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Virgil Reid

Amount Raised

$4,360

 

581% Raised of$750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heather Flett

Amount Raised

$3,070

 

154% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott Davis

Amount Raised

$3,036

 

61% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dominican University Faculty Staff ...

Amount Raised

$2,448

 

490% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charlie Stoops

Amount Raised

$2,078

 

20% Raised of$10,480 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marco Jacome

Amount Raised

$2,036

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Jenks

Amount Raised

$1,742

 

174% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anne Stefanski

Anne Stefanski

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Chris Whipple

Chris Whipple

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Pat and Paul Flett

Pat and Paul Flett

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Douglas Ennis

Douglas Ennis

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Jill Shiner

Jill Shiner

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

One of the twins

One of the twins

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Lynn S

Lynn S

DONATION: $45

Good luck, Heather! I know you'll do great. 5 years ago

Judy Yoder

Judy Yoder

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Doug Brown

Doug Brown

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Sharon Barr

Sharon Barr

DONATION: $10

5 years ago