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Team Erika's Lighthouse - 2017 Chicago Marathon

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THE STORY:

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my fundraising page. As some of you may know, after a few years of saying I'd "eventually" run a marathon, I've finally decided to put my money where my mouth is and will be running the Chicago Marathon this coming October 8th! 


In making my first marathon attempt, I am training with and fundraising for Erika's Lighthouse, a not-for-profit organization focused on raising awareness around adolescent depression and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues. 


Erika's Lighthouse was founded in 2004 by two parents whose daughter Erika lost her life to depression - they wanted to create a beacon of hope for the many other young people who struggle with the disease from a young age. Depression is pervasive, impacting 20% of people before age 22. Yet while teens learn about everything from cancer to heart disease in the classroom, most will not learn about the single largest medical cause of death to people their age, nor will they be coached on how to handle it. Erika's Lighthouse provides programs free of charge to middle schools and high schools all over the country which spread the message that although depression is common, and can be serious, it is treatable - you are not alone.


Depression and mental illness impact us all more than we know as many people are crippled by them on a daily basis but are too afraid to ask for help. Having come to terms with my own depression later in life, I know firsthand how important it is to not only recognize the symptoms in yourself, but also to feel supported and comfortable in speaking out. 


With all of that being said, I am hoping you'll please consider supporting me in Chicago and help Get Depression Out of the Dark. I've included the link to my fundraising page below - no pressure at all, but if you have even a few dollars it would truly mean the world to me :) 


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We believe that every young person deserves mental health and the right to a life full of purpose. We work to spread the message that although depression is common, and can be serious, you can get better. You are not alone. 


Committed to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health and breaking down the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression is rapidly becoming one of the Midwest’s premier providers of middle school and high school depression awareness curricula, teen-to-teen outreach and online resources.

Join us in this movement and be a part of something bigger. Together we can Get Depression Out of the Dark!

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$2,000

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  • Anonymous

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  • Erin Tobin

     

  • Christina Thiry

    $100

  • Isabelle Catalano & Vinny Capezza

    $75

  • Greg Kreusser

     

  • Chris Joyner

    $25

  • Jenna Lotkowictz

    $25

  • Courtney Flagg

    $30

  • Brenna

    $50

  • Alex Zak

    $50

  • Becky Farr

    $25

  • Christensen family

    $50

  • You'll Never know

    $25

  • Reed

     

  • Courtney Bottazzi

     

  • Claire Willig

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Walter and Patrice

     

  • Elisabeth Mooring

    $50

  • Muster Mosey

    $51.01

  • Kelly Castafero

    $50

  • Courtney Brownstein

    $50

  • Hillary Dunn

     

  • Christina Kalletta

    $25

  • Stevie Cogan

    $50

  • BRITTANY RENDELL

    $50

  • Kelly Murphy

     

  • Remy

    $50

  • Caitlin Hume

    $50

  • Liz Kusyk

    $50

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133% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $61,156 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Angie Marchuk

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$6,345

 

212% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Karen Potocki

Amount Raised

$4,150

 

277% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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DeAnne Thomas

Amount Raised

$3,461

 

132% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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Jessica Jones

Amount Raised

$3,075

 

103% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Johnny Figel

Amount Raised

$2,425

 

162% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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mcmahon kimberly

Amount Raised

$2,200

 

147% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Emily Willig

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

133% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Katie Scholl

Amount Raised

$1,940

 

129% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Kris & Ed

Kris & Ed

Love you! 2 weeks ago

Liz Kusyk

Liz Kusyk

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Caitlin Hume

Caitlin Hume

DONATION: $50

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Remy

Remy

DONATION: $50

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Kelly Murphy

Kelly Murphy

Go Britt!!! 1 month ago

BRITTANY RENDELL

BRITTANY RENDELL

DONATION: $50

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Stevie Cogan

Stevie Cogan

DONATION: $50

Proud of you!! 1 month ago

Christina Kalletta

Christina Kalletta

DONATION: $25

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Hillary Dunn

Hillary Dunn

2 months ago

Courtney Brownstein

Courtney Brownstein

DONATION: $50

Go Em!!!!!!! 3 months ago