Hello family and friends,
On March 19th, 2019 my dear friend Autumn was heartlessly killed by her estranged husband. He then set her family home on fire and killed himself; leaving an unimaginable loss in our hearts.
Autumn and I shared many loves from knitting and animals to bloody Mary’s and ice coffee. I loved her sense of humor and ease as she navigated life. My love of running always made her laugh and poke fun at me, which is something I think of every time I run.
She would also send me snippets and texts each year trying to get me to do the Chicago Marathon......
So here we are! I tried last year and couldn’t get in but, this year I made it!! I am so honored to be running for Team Run Domestic Violence Out Of Town 2020 and I am very proud to be a part of a team working to help domestic violence victims and their family in the Chicago Area.
I know Autumn will be with me on this journey; Laughing, poking fun and encouraging me as she always did with her witty sense of humor. I love and miss her every day.
Please, if you can, donate to help make my dream of honoring Autumn come true, as well as help other families to not have to live through the loss of their loved one.
Here is what your donation will help to support:
*$25.00 will help cover costs of the 24hr hotline.
*$50.00 will cover the cost of 1 day of food at the shelter.
*$75.00 will cover the cost of one weekly 2 hour support group for low income participants.
*$250.00 will provide a night of safe shelter and meals for a family of 4 fleeing violence.
~ The Run DV Coalition is an unprecedented collaboration representing diverse populations across Chicago. Our domestic violence agencies are located in neighborhoods throughout the city and suburbs, and serve communities representing all races, ethnicities, and religions.
- Arab American Family Services
- Center For Advancing Domestic Peace
- The Network - Advocating Against Domestic Violence
- Connections for Abused Women and their Children
- Family Rescue