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Team SSHS 2016 Chicago Marathon

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owner profile imageGoal Achieved - 20 Mile Run
September 12, 2016

Hit two big milestones back-to-back: Logged my first 20 mile run ever yesterday (about 35,000 steps if you have a FitBit), and just hit my goal  See more
Edward Latham

THE STORY:

This year, I'm running the Chicago Marathon, and it absolutely terrifies me. As a marathoner, I'll literally be running for hours with others just as crazy. I'm stifling the thoughts about taping my nipples and generously applying talcom powder, and replacing them with others like: "You wanted this. You chose to do this. You've actually paid to be here."

But why? Why? To what end am I doing this?

Both my girls came from the South Suburban Humane Society, the south suburbs' largest managed-admission shelter. Chrissy was your standard kitten who appears every spring, but she had a knack for slipping out of her cat tower overnight. River was picked up by the police - she was an energetic 4-week old bundle who was running loose with no tag, chip, collar, or lost-dog report. 

Now they're a Punch and Judy show at my apartment (see Pictures). Chrissy feigns indifference, while River fawns over friends and visitors.

For the marathon, I'm aiming to raise $1000 for the South Suburban Humane Society, and I would love to have your help. This shelter finds homes for nearly 3000 pets every year, and supports tens of thousands through its vet clinics, adoptions, and medical services. I'm honestly grateful for anything you can spare. For quick reference:

  • Your $25 donation will help a cat or kitten (even a nursing litter in the Spring) get the care and attention it needs before adoption.
  • Your $50 gift helps senior dogs, puppies, and every dog in between find the perfect match.
  • Your $100 donation can truly impact the lives of several homeless animals.

From rescuing puppies in the deep south, to breaking up puppy mills and unethical breeders, and helping low-income pet owners provide for their pets, your gifts can truly make a difference.

Year after year, I'm always amazed at what this group can do. The South Suburban Humane Society transformed from an open-admission shelter into a proactive managed-admission shelter which simultaneously raised adoptions, drastically reduced euthanasia, and even increased overall pet intake! They've opened the first-ever vet clinic catered to people and pets in need - those pet owners who might otherwise euthanize or give up their pet because they couldn't afford care.

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$1,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dani, Patrick, & Piper

    $99

  • Chris McTaggart

    $100

  • Karen, Edward, and Maxwell

    $100

  • Natalie and Matthew

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mark and sarah

    $100

  • D Stein

     

  • Jean-David de Poitiers

    $50

  • Stephany Latham

    $100

  • Kathleen and Will

     

  • Brady Lavin

    $50

  • The Bernie

    $100

  • Darryl and Lauren

    $50

  • Kate Hastings

    $26

  • Susan Schuengel

     

  • Amy Bell

     

  • Teresa & Dean Jensen

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Good Luck Sam! We will be cheering you on the sidelines.

    $25

  • Doug and Tonya Loyer

    $25

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118% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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The Team: $8,667 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Tony Konidaris

Amount Raised

$4,502

 

113% Raised of$4,000 Goal

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Dale Erdmier

Amount Raised

$1,225

 

123% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Edward Latham

Amount Raised

$1,175

 

118% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Jacob Engelman

Amount Raised

$1,070

 

107% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Debbie Dust

Amount Raised

$670

 

67% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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SOUTH SUBURBAN HUMANE SOCIETY

Amount Raised

$25

 

1% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Doug and Tonya Loyer

Doug and Tonya Loyer

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Sam! Great Cause! 2 years ago

Good Luck Sam! We will be cheering you on the sidelines.

Good Luck Sam! We will be cheering you on the sidelines.

DONATION: $25

In Memory of "Shay Girl" 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

so very proud of you 2 years ago

Teresa & Dean Jensen

Teresa & Dean Jensen

DONATION: $25

IMO Bear, Faith, and all my other pets waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. 2 years ago

Amy Bell

Amy Bell

2 years ago

Susan Schuengel

Susan Schuengel

2 years ago

Kate Hastings

Kate Hastings

DONATION: $26

Good luck, Sam! 2 years ago

Darryl and Lauren

Darryl and Lauren

DONATION: $50

You can do this Sam! Just remember the power of the shirt from your childhood and success will be a given. 2 years ago

The Bernie

The Bernie

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Brady Lavin

Brady Lavin

DONATION: $50

For Stallionfire 2 years ago