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WUFPAC Runs Richmond

Organized by: Lauren Toomey

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EVENT DATE Nov 15, 2014

THE STORY:

I was recently honored with the wonderful opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC), a bi-partisan PAC committed to supporting female candidates under forty with state and federal races for elected office.
In support of all these young women in races across the country, I am fundraising for WUFPAC through my second half-marathon. While my finish line is in Richmond, theirs is elected office, and ours is a better future.

Contribute to my fundraising goal of $2,000, and show your support by sharing this page & using #WUFPACRunsRichmond online! Thank you in advance to all of you who help me reach my goal!

Special thanks to: My Mom & Dad for your encouragement and success in convincing me there is nothing I can't do! My little brother Tooms for his inspiration and awesome music to run to! My family for all of their support! My friends who tell me I'm crazy to run 13.1 miles (it just makes me want to do it more!). To my boyfriend and training coach, Nick. And of course, to the WUFPAC!

If you’re asking if I’m a feminist, the answer is yes. Read how.

I truly believe that I can impact the world, and as a young woman, I’m driven to do so. I am not alone in that; this I know.  Knowing, and meeting so many of these smart, capable women has me feeling refreshed and energized.

The capable part there is key. I do not believe anyone should enjoy any privilege or suffer any discrimination because of his or her gender. Based on the ACTUAL definition and not on the cultural-/party-altered versions, that makes me a feminist. Who knew?! But, I’m good with that, really good.

(To address common misconceptions)

  • Does that make me no longer a Republican? – Nope, still a GOP girl.
  • Can I still be girly, wear pink, watch BRAVO and cry at the sad parts of rom-coms? – Yes, because being a feminist doesn’t mean abandoning any of that. 
  • Will I support any female candidate just because she is a woman? – Not a chance. My support goes to whomever I feel is most capable for the job.
  • Does it mean I think women should run the world, and men should be moved underground and only used for breeding stock? – No. Just no.

 

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And stay tuned for race updates!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,265

 

63% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Melissa-Jean :)

    $20

  • Tom Brady's Forgotten Twin Brother

    $100

  • Edward Slavis

    $50

  • All-Access Fitness Academy

    $100

  • Runners4Wiki

    $25

  • Sarah Rossi

    $25

  • Eric L.

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Mike Hawk

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sea Eun

    $50

  • Papa and Grandma

    $50

  • Karen Badrena

    $50

  • Sarah Gadbois

    $25

  • Diana O'Brien

    $25

  • Jessica Paige

    $25

  • Michael O'Hara

    $50

  • Melissa Doyle

    $25

  • Kait Kait

    $25

  • Officemate

    $25

  • Lisa Spies

    $25

  • Calder

    $50

  • CYNTHIA STEWART

    $60

  • Brit

    $25

  • Heather Bartel

    $25

  • Da Pro-VT

    $50

  • Julie Pixler

    $10

  • Vanessa MacAulay

    $10

  • P.A.

    $20

  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • TK and MBK

    $25

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Organized by

Lauren Toomey

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

TK and MBK

TK and MBK

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

DONATION: $100

La! To say we are proud of you would be an understatement! You are truly an AMAZING young woman! Your consistent hard work and dedication in all you do will help you to reach the finish line! We love you to the moon and back! xoxoxoxoxox 3 years ago

P.A.

P.A.

DONATION: $20

Hopefully your Monday just got a little better! Run fast - opaaaa xo 3 years ago

Vanessa MacAulay

Vanessa MacAulay

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Julie Pixler

Julie Pixler

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Da Pro-VT

Da Pro-VT

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Heather Bartel

Heather Bartel

DONATION: $25

Run lala, run!!!!!!! Love you and good luck! 3 years ago

Brit

Brit

DONATION: $25

Best of luck La! 3 years ago

CYNTHIA STEWART

CYNTHIA STEWART

DONATION: $60

You GO GIRL!!! 3 years ago

Calder

Calder

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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