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.
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: http://bit.ly/CASA_Cook_Cty
Meet the 2015 Team CASA, which raised more than $36,000+, by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/2015TeamCASA
Meet the 2016 Team CASA, which raised more than $52,000+, by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/TeamCASAPix.
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.
CASA of Cook COunty
|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|