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Gwen Wiscount's Fundraiser:

Running On Purpose

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BENEFITING: BRIDGING FREEDOM INC

EVENT: 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

EVENT DATE: Oct 12, 2014

Gwen Wiscount

THE STORY:

As some of you know, I have been selected to run in the 2014 Chicago Marathon on Oct. 12th, 2014! [Thank you lottery gods.] 

In July 2013, I had the privilege to run in the Napa to Sonoma Wine Half Marathon with Team Challenge, benefiting the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. While this was not my last race, this was the last race I ran with a purpose other than to hit a new PR [personal record for all my non-runner supporters].

With only 20 days until race day [wow, now my adrenaline is pumping!] I've decided to run for something more than a new PR. I will be Running On Purpose for 26.2 miles through the city streets of Chicago for Bridging Freedom!

The Purpose I've chosen to spotlight is a dark topic that many of you are completely unaware is happening right here in our beautiful U.S. of A to our children and young girls. Child sex-trafficking.

While living in Tampa, FL I was caught off guard when I learned of this modern-day slavery & was alarmed to hear Tampa was one of the top cities in America for sex-trafficking. The most disturbing fact--- the average age of these girls is 12 years old. [No, that is not a typo.] These girls are forced to provide sexual acts for an average of 15 men a night. [Again, no that is not a typo, this is real life.] 

My goal is to raise $500 in 20 days for Bridging Freedom, a non-profit faith-based organization in Tampa whose mission is to combat domestic minor sex-trafficking by bringing restoration to those rescued and victim prevention to those they reach with their message. [For more info, visit: bridgingfreedom.org.]

This is a topic that ignites a desire in me to do something. And you can do something too by making a donation today!

With statistics that startling & powerful, how can we turn our heads? 

I'll run the 26.2 miles, YOU pledge $26.2 towards my cause Running On Purpose for Bridging Freedom. 

Thank you for your support, and together I hope to make a difference. 

Happy Running (and Funding!),

Gwen xo

"So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing."
1 Corinthians 9:26

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To This Fundraiser

$1,320

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dre Coles

    $30

  • Gwen Wiscount

    $50

  • Rebecca Stewart

    $20

  • Sue Malenfant

    $30

  • Garrett and Renee

    $20

  • Monica Howell

    $30

  • Melanie Wiscount

    $100

  • Robbie Wiscount

    $50

  • Ed and Trudy Rush

    $50

  • Beacille Ege

    $20

  • dusty benefield

    $100

  • Kristen & Jason

     

  • Aunt Paula

    $50

  • Rebekah

    $200

  • Tina Rose Hunt

    $30

  • Sarah Kotowski

    $25

  • Ali & Vince

    $40

  • Danielle Tyminski

    $25

  • Erin Kintzel

    $25

  • Kaitlin

    $25

  • Meagan Crossett

    $20

  • Olivia Ritchie

    $40

  • The Costas

    $150

  • Nicole Svolos

    $50

  • Silvana Dominioni

    $70

  • Monica Ayoub

    $20

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264% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $1,320 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Gwen Wiscount

Amount Raised

$1,320

 

264% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Monica Ayoub

Monica Ayoub

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Silvana Dominioni

Silvana Dominioni

DONATION: $70

3 years ago

Nicole Svolos

Nicole Svolos

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Costas

The Costas

DONATION: $150

Proud of you! 3 years ago

Olivia Ritchie

Olivia Ritchie

DONATION: $40

It is so exciting to watch your journey and love of running take you to all these places and to have such a great cause that I have been very interested in since reading Half the Sky makes this even more fantastic! Best of luck, I know you are going to do wonderfully! 3 years ago

Meagan Crossett

Meagan Crossett

DONATION: $20

Gwen so proud of your passion and commitment to your goals - you're a true inspiration! I'll be thinking of you Sunday morning while I stand at another start line, we'll have a lot of celebrating to do after this season is over! Xxoo 3 years ago

Kaitlin

Kaitlin

DONATION: $25

Go Gwen! You're going to have a great race! 3 years ago

Erin Kintzel

Erin Kintzel

DONATION: $25

Proud of you! 3 years ago

Danielle Tyminski

Danielle Tyminski

DONATION: $25

Good luck, Gwen!!!! 3 years ago

Ali & Vince

Ali & Vince

DONATION: $40

3 years ago