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Laura Bishop's Fundraiser:

Run Domestic Violence Out of Town 2013

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Laura Bishop

THE STORY:

I will be running my first marathon this fall to raise money to end domestic violence and help keep its survivors safe in the Chicago area.  I thought that nothing could convince me to voluntarily run 26.2 miles, but shortly after completing my first half marathon in June, I learned that the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network was starting a team and decided that this was an issue important enough to put myself through the inevitable pain of training.

 

After finishing law school I served as a fellow at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, where I am now Vice Chair of the Young Professionals Board and take on clients on a pro bono basis through my firm, Jenner & Block.  At the DVLC and in my pro bono cases I work to help people obtain orders of protection against their abusers and keep themselves safe as they leave an abusive relationship.  Working with the DVLC attorneys and our clients has shown me how important it is to have quality assistance available when going through such a difficult experience.  That assistance can mean the difference between getting out and going back. I am running the Chicago Marathon to ensure that people are aware of, and receive, the services and support they deserve to follow through on what is often a difficult decision to leave a damaging situation.

$1,580

MONEY RAISED
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  • Steph yiu

    $100

  • Max Corey

    $15

  • Elizabeth Gonzalez

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Kevin Grinberg

    $100

  • Emma Rosenberg

    $50

  • Victoria Mery

     

  • Kourtney Baltzer

    $25

  • Jen Reinhardt

    $20

  • Andrew Hughes

    $100

  • Brian Clark

    $35

  • Abby & Chris

    $50

  • Samantha Schoeneman

    $25

  • Mom & Dad

    $250

  • Leah Williams

    $20

  • Nate Kilbert & Shannon Macken

     

  • Kip and Bonnie Mercure

    $30

  • Camille Bishop

    $15

  • Kim Foley

    $50

  • Dave and Heidi

    $50

  • Eric Blanshan

    $20

  • Jill & Jeff Banaszynski (Ab's aunt/uncle)

    $25

  • Turner Smith

    $100

  • Krystyna Wamboldt

    $15

  • Emily Gilman

    $20

  • Philip Ehrlich

     

  • MatToria

    $50

  • Allison & Ben

    $50

  • Derek K

    $25

  • Bill Courtney

     

  • Emily Rowe and Dave Wiegand

    $25

  • Andrew Seeder

    $29

  • Kristin Janssen

    $50

  • Gabriela Gondim

    $30

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158% Raised of$1,000 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

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Jennifer Jenks

Amount Raised

$1,742

 

174% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Gabriela Gondim

Gabriela Gondim

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Kristin Janssen

Kristin Janssen

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Andrew Seeder

Andrew Seeder

DONATION: $29

5 years ago

Emily Rowe and Dave Wiegand

Emily Rowe and Dave Wiegand

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Bill Courtney

Bill Courtney

5 years ago

Derek K

Derek K

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Allison & Ben

Allison & Ben

DONATION: $50

Way to go, Laura!!!!! 5 years ago

MatToria

MatToria

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Philip Ehrlich

Philip Ehrlich

Good luck Laura! 5 years ago

Emily Gilman

Emily Gilman

DONATION: $20

5 years ago