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Team Innocence Project NYC Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: Innocence Project

ORGANIZER: Innocence Project

EVENT: 2012 ING New York City Marathon - $1 Mil a Mile

EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012

Jorge Linares

THE STORY:

Jorge Linares wrote -

I am running the NYC Marathon this year, which will be my 10th year anniversary. I ran the NYC marathon in 2002, 10 days after a major car accident. I had a near death experience that made me change the course of my life. I have always been fascinated by the advances in science. I believe DNA exonerations are but one way that science can be directly applied to social injustices like wrongful convictions. I believe the future looks bright as technological advances tackle social problems. 

Professionally, I am a trader, specializing in financial futures. I graduated from Duke University with a B.Sc. in Economics, and a B.A. in Art History. In 2005, I was instrumental in developing Sofia Group Foundation, a private foundation, which gives grants to medical students in Peru. I also founded Ex Vivo Productions, as a creative outlet in order to collaborate with emerging artists.

 

Innocence Project wrote -

The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

To date, 292 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 17 who served time on death row. These people served an average of 13 years in prison before exoneration and release.

The Innocence Project’s full-time staff attorneys and Cardozo clinic students provide direct representation or critical assistance in most of these cases. The Innocence Project’s groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project’s mission is nothing less than to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.

$3,551

MONEY RAISED
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  • Matthew

    $250

  • Matt

    $500

  • Dissident Industries Inc.

    $1,500

  • Ex Vivo Productions

    $1,000

  • Sofia Asset Management, Ltd.

    $250

  • Rahul Sharma

    $51

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,760 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Nancy Katz

Amount Raised

$8,796

 

110% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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vanessa meterko

Amount Raised

$3,820

 

109% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Janszky

Amount Raised

$3,632

Fundraiser Title

Jorge Linares

Amount Raised

$3,551

Fundraiser Title

Shawna Enright

Amount Raised

$1,300

 

26% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Koh

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Tegtmeier

Amount Raised

$611

Fundraiser Title

Innocence Project

Amount Raised

$50

 

0% Raised of $17,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma

DONATION: $51

5 years ago

Sofia Asset Management, Ltd.

Sofia Asset Management, Ltd.

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Ex Vivo Productions

Ex Vivo Productions

DONATION: $1,000

5 years ago

Dissident Industries Inc.

Dissident Industries Inc.

DONATION: $1,500

5 years ago

Matt

Matt

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Matthew

Matthew

DONATION: $250

5 years ago