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BOA Chicago Marathon 2019

Elise Jones

Elise Jones

Hey Friends and Fam!

Well, it's happening. On October 13th, I'm running the Chicago Marathon! I'm excited to support a great cause that brings even more meaning to my marathon journey because it's near and dear to my heart. Let me tell you why...

Almost four years ago, Tanner and I picked up our third foster pup (a 1 yr old Saint Bernard) from a shelter in Iowa, expecting to put some meat on her bones and give her a warm place to stay while awaiting her forever home. It was a weird drive from the shelter with a dog the size of a human in the back seat, wearing a harness about three sizes too small. We soon realized that this timid shelter dog was actually a giant ball of love and mush, with an even bigger personality. Needless to say, we became foster failures. Minnie's copious amounts of shedding, slobber, belly rub begging, napping, and general lack of personal space has given us so much joy and laughter...

... and none of this would have been possible without the support of compassionate organizations such as PAWS.

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 help me reach my goal 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. Every little bit helps!

I can't thank you enough for your support!



raised of $1,750 goal

Recent Donations

1. Nicholas, Jill, and Mykela
Go Elise!!! We are so proud of you! You got this!!!
2. Cathy Sawyers
3. Zekira Krizevac
Good luck Elise!
4. Anonymous
Proud of you and your commitment that benefits a great cause!
5. Rhia Ducena
Goodluck Elise!
6. Kharen Degalicia