Megan Jones
CASA of Cook County
Megan Jones
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Hi there and welcome to my page! I am currently a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin studying Mechanical Engineering, and I am so excited to participate in the Chicago Marathon this year! I am running this marathon on behalf of CASA Cook County, an organization that represents foster care children of Cook County (which includes Chicago). Learn more about this organization by scrolling down to the "About 2017 Chicago Marathon" section. 

I would appreciate support through prayers for my training process and for the children represented by this organization. Additionally, I have a goal to raise $1,500 for CASA Cook County before the marathon, and would appreciate any donations you are willing to give to help benefit children in the Cook County foster care system. Any donations can be made on this page by clicking the green button to the right. Thank you for the support!

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
Caroline Young 04/27/2017 $15.00  
Jim Braden 04/27/2017 $10.00 Good luck, Megan!!
Nina Miller 04/27/2017 $95.00 We are so proud of you! Run like the wind! -Nina & Jarrett
Sally Wilson-Gamble 04/08/2017 $100.00 Go, Megan!!! The Gambles
Taylor Arends 03/30/2017 $10.00 Yay go Marth!
Natalie Bowman 03/30/2017 $25.00  
Jennifer Larrabee 03/23/2017 $100.00 So thrilled to be able to support you and CASA at the same time! I have been a CASA in DuPage county for 20 years. My heart breaks that only 6% of children in Cook County's system have advocates. This role so incredibly vital. Thank you for selecting this charity!!
Steve & Carisa Jones 03/11/2017 $150.00 Megan, we are so proud of you. Thanks for bringing awareness to such a great cause.
Patricia A Hahn 03/09/2017 $100.00 Good luck Megan! The Hahn's
Katherine Pflederer 03/08/2017 $75.00  
Richard Remschel 03/07/2017 $50.00 Love you a Megan! I'll be there for you through it all!
Allison YFG, and Bill Lundeen 03/07/2017 $50.00 very sad I didn't get to red X out my own little boxes. just sayin. BUTso proud of you Meggie Moo. run girl run. xo
Anonymous Friend 03/07/2017 $10.00  
Janet Jones 03/06/2017 $50.00  
Tasha Remschel 03/06/2017 $25.00 Proud of you for doing this! Love, David and Tasha
Valerie Lundeen 03/06/2017 $10.00 Sorry that I'm a broke college student, but I still love and support you a lot! SO proud of you for doing this. Go Megan!!
Lini Parulian 03/05/2017 $100.00 Good Luck Megan! Proud of you!
Sue Arends 03/05/2017 $100.00 Good Luck in your training. We are happy to support you and this wonderful organization.
Kay Peterson 03/04/2017 $100.00 Good luck! 26 miles is a long way, but with the right training, you'll do great!
Cc Jones Shoemaker 03/04/2017 $25.00 My prayers are with you! This is a great cause....glad to hear from you!! Love DeeDee
Ann Abrameit 03/04/2017 $200.00 We are so proud of this girl and her love for others. Warren and Ann Abrameit
Mike & Lynn Hayes 03/04/2017 $100.00 Run Megan Run! I love you heart for others! xo
  Total $1,500.00