Abby's Fundraising Page
CASA of Cook County
Abby's Fundraising Page
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I'm a fighter. And since putting up the fight of my life almost six years ago, I've continued to look for new ways to challenge myself regularly — from mud runs and rock climbing to career changes and professional pursuits. Through all of this, I've found that I can do anything. Which is why I've decided to push my limits, both physically and mentally, by signing up to run the 2017 Chicago Marathon.

Rather than entering the lottery, I've opted to run for a charity: Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of Cook County. Not only does this guarantee my entry in the marathon this October, it gives me a chance to fundraise for a great organization. Learn more about CASA below.

ABOUT 2017 Chicago Marathon


For over 30 years, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cook County has been training everyday people to stand up for children that have experienced abuse and neglect in an overwhelmed and extremely under-resourced foster care system. Today there are anywhere between 5,800 to 6,000 children in Cook County’s foster care system—and CASA of Cook County can only provide one-on-one support for less than 6 percent of them. Because of our limited resources, our volunteer advocates are court-appointed for cases deemed most in need of individual, dedicated support. Learn more about our work here: 

Meet the 2015 Team CASA, which raised more than $36,000+, by visiting this link: 

Meet the 2016 Team CASA, which raised more than $52,000+, by visiting this link:

Our goal in 2017 is to once again run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and raise $50,000. 100% of the money raised will go towards CASA of Cook County's child advocacy program.



We highly encourage you to share the opportunity to join Team CASA with your friends! There's nothing better than running for a good cause alongside great people! 


Welcome to Team CASA and thank you for believing in our mission & vision.


Mark Dinglasan
Executive Director

CASA of Cook COunty


Name Date Amount Comments
Huron Consulting Group INC 10/11/2017 $500.00  
Betsy LaSalle 10/09/2017 $20.00 Go Abby!
Eric Stone 10/08/2017 $50.00 Good luck! You continue to impress us all. Love, Eric and Lauren
John Wolff 10/04/2017 $20.00 Abby - You're awesome. Keep it up!
Amanda Wolff 10/04/2017 $25.00 You can do this, girl! You're one of the strongest people I know!
Brittany Briscoe 09/28/2017 $40.00 Abby, You are an inspiration! Good luck :)
Kimberly Thomas 09/28/2017 $25.00 You can do it! I'm rooting for you.
Paul Elsberg 09/27/2017 $15.00 Go get 'em!
Karen Romanski 09/27/2017 $100.00 Congratulations Abby! I know you will do fantastic. I'm so very proud of you. Love you Aunt Karen
Linda Stone 09/26/2017 $75.00 Wishing you success in your next challenge Abby. We will be cheering for you to finish strong. Love you.
Anonymous Friend 09/25/2017 $500.00 A donation with love from Grams & Papa, Vin Diesel and Mom
Anonymous Friend 09/25/2017 $20.00  
Mel Costello 08/27/2017 $50.00 Enjoy the run Abby!
Aram Mrjoian 08/19/2017 $15.00  
Marsha Kubisiak 08/16/2017 $25.00 We're so proud of you , Abby!
Mary Proper 08/16/2017 $100.00 I'll be rooting for you every step of the way.
Anonymous Friend 08/15/2017 $10.00 Good luck!
Sara Elliott 08/15/2017 $10.00 <3
Joey & Erin Schmeling 08/15/2017 $25.00 Good Luck! You've got this!! :)
Lucy Schmeling 08/15/2017 $25.00 Run fast, Aunt Abby! Love you!
Ryann Kehoe 08/15/2017 $50.00 Go Abby Go! I love CASA. My mom's a volunteer for CASA of DuPage County. Great choice!
Anonymous Friend 08/15/2017 $25.00 Good Luck!
The Jackson Family:) 08/15/2017 $25.00 Run like a girl Abby!!!!!! Enjoy the run:)
Ashley Bernick 08/15/2017 $25.00 Go, Abby, go!!
Lenore Duffy 08/15/2017 $100.00 Good luck, great cause.
Candice Yates 08/15/2017 $25.00 Good luck Abby!!! Xoxo
  Total $1,900.00