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Stewart Pugsley's Fundraiser:

GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago

ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago

EVENT: GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016

Stewart Pugsley

THE STORY:


Why are you running? :

I realize "because I can" is an arrogant sounding response, but my "because I can" comes from the deep knowledge that many I know and love can't. Im running because my  father survived a stroke and told me he wanted to climb Mt. Washington when a few months ago he could barely hold a fork. 

I'm running because my cancer survivor mother rode her bike 30 miles in a day,a month after ending her chemo.

I'm running because my grandparents were tough and gutsy, generous and hardworking and I want them to know I'm not wasting my one precious life binge watching Netflix shows and melting into my couch ( at least not all the time).

I'm running because I am a woman that has been told "I can't" enough. I want the girls I work with to put down their iPhones and watch me work hard and sweat and smile and maybe, just maybe decide they should join me. I'm running in hopes that they see how proud I am of my imperfect thighs and freckled skin and that beauty radiates from those imperfections. That they look down at their own bodies and say "Heck Yes, I'm powerful!" I want to celebrate my ableness by asking my body to work harder than ever before because I know I might not always be able.

So in short, I'm running because I can. 
 

And I'm raising money for a kickass program!

Simply put, Girls on the Run is an afterschool program for girls ages 8-14 that transforms the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. The mission is achieved by volunteer coaches who meet with the girls as a team twice per week for 12 weeks as they complete the curriculum which creatively integrates running, goal-setting and training for a non-competitive 5k (3.1 miles) running event with interactive lessons that encourage positive social-emotional and physical development among participants. 

$1,770

MONEY RAISED
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  • David Papa Pugsley

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mary

    $20

  • Virginia

     

  • Ellen Collins

     

  • Ted and Anne

    $50

  • Abby and Anna

    $100

  • Libby McNiven

    $25

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118% Raised of$1,501 Goal

The Team: $277,963 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Katie Shubra

Amount Raised

$2,815

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Douglas Marello

Amount Raised

$2,700

Fundraiser Title

Gladys Gonzalez

Amount Raised

$2,270

 

114% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Sichko

Amount Raised

$2,180

 

145% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tegan Chesney

Amount Raised

$2,175

 

109% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Jerry Redmond

Amount Raised

$2,155

Fundraiser Title

Rick Dutch

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

105% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Comiskey

Amount Raised

$2,004

 

100% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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