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Michal Maropis

Michal Maropis

Welcome Supporters!

I set out 5 years ago with one goal, become a legacy runner (A runner who has completed the Chicago Marathon five or more times within the last 10 years). My sister-in-law initially inspired the idea to run a marathon when I was able to cheer her on to finish her 1st marathon in 2013. The goal grew to 5 marathons because I was going through some personal growth in my life and needed to channel my energy into something positive.

So far I’ve ran the marathon the last 4 years and received a bid from the lottery drawing. This year, the final 5th marathon, I was denied entry so I decided to run and represent the PAWS organization. For anyone who knows me this is not a surprise. I am a dog-lover to the max and even spend my free time being a Rover dog sitter. My 5th run is dedicated to the puppies and dogs out there waiting to be or already placed in their forever homes. To get the fundraising started I’ve donated the money I’ve made at Rover so far and anything you can contribute will go to placing an animal in their forever home. Even if you can’t donate, I highly encourage you to donate your time to a PAWS shelter in your area, the PAWS Lincoln Park location is unbelievable! Go check it out!

PAWS Chicago is dedicated to building No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago – where all healthy and treatable pets are saved. Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless animals euthanized per year in Chicago has dropped more than 80 percent. In 2016, PAWS Chicago found loving homes for more than 5,100 homeless pets. But there is more work to be done and your generosity is crucial to this effort.

Please consider supporting me by making a donation and helping PAWS Chicago provide vital medical care, food and shelter to thousands of homeless pets this year. PAWS receives no government funding and relies solely on people like you to help provide continued care for Chicago's homeless animals.

Your support will allow us to build a truly humane and compassionate community, one pet at a time. Please consider donating to my cause.

If you are feeling extra generous, please consider sharing my page with your network or check with your employer if they will match your donation to make the most out of your generosity.

Thank you for your support!


raised of $1,750 goal

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1. Andy Lin
Go MJ GO! See you on race day!
2. Michael Newman
Good luck MJ! Finish strong!
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Love Derek, Brooke, and Zoe
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