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Shaun Emerson's Fundraiser:

Might As Well Be Me.

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BENEFITING: Dreams for Kids, Inc.

EVENT: 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

EVENT DATE: Oct 12, 2014

Shaun Emerson

THE STORY:

In 23 days, 18 hours, 26 minutes and 39 seconds, I will be running the Chicago Marathon.

Sh*t. 

I never really wanted to run a marathon. As someone who runs, I might have raised some banter about it in the past. My dad ran a few Boston's back in the day which was cool, but I couldn't wrap my head around the idea. In fact, the other day, I realized I would basically be running from my home in Glen Ellyn to Chicago. Crazy (though sitting on the Ike for an hour and half probably makes it seem even that much longer). So, why?

Dreams For Kids. (www.dreamsforkids.org)

I am a Dreams For Kids (DFK) board member. DFK is a 25 year old, Chicago-based non-profit. Our mission is to replace charity with opportunity for at-risk youth through service, leadership and social activities that inspire them to fearlessly pursue their dreams and compassionately change the world. 

After about 6 months into my first board term, we are sitting in a board meeting and I learn that DFK has been approved as an officlal Chicago Marathon charity and will get 5 spots in the race. Nice, but at this point, we don't know who will be filling the spots. Couple weeks go by and still there are 2 open spots. I raise my hand. 

Might as well be me. Sacrfice my body for the cause I believe in? Sure. I'll gladly run (maybe walk and/or crawl) 26.2 to bring attention to and raise money for this organization and the kids we serve.

Your support and recognition of our cause would be greatly appreciated. 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,010

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom Hayes

    $100

  • Postelnicks

    $150

  • OB

    $150

  • Beatty and Lee

    $150

  • Vytas and Cecilia

    $100

  • Demetra Emerson

    $100

  • Scafuri Designs

    $100

  • Dan Emerson

    $50

  • Piszczek's

    $50

  • Kevin & Barb

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • GWDH

    $100

  • Patrick & Jenny

    $75

  • Bizzy Emerson-Styles

    $10

  • Dean, Erin, & Boys

    $150

  • Killer

     

  • McEnroe's

    $50

  • Jen and Ed

    $100

  • John Ahern

    $100

  • Desmond Kilcoyne

    $100

  • Marilyn Emerson

    $25

  • O'Keefe

    $50

  • Gabby O'Hehir

    $50

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201% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,010 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Shaun Emerson

Amount Raised

$1,910

 

191% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Desmond Kilcoyne

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Gabby O'Hehir

Gabby O'Hehir

DONATION: $50

Good luck Beantown 5 years ago

O'Keefe

O'Keefe

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Marilyn Emerson

Marilyn Emerson

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Desmond Kilcoyne

Desmond Kilcoyne

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

John Ahern

John Ahern

DONATION: $100

Good luck on the 12th.. 5 years ago

Jen and Ed

Jen and Ed

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

McEnroe's

McEnroe's

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Killer

Killer

5 years ago

Dean, Erin, & Boys

Dean, Erin, & Boys

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

Bizzy Emerson-Styles

Bizzy Emerson-Styles

DONATION: $10

5 years ago